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Reception Information

Spring Term

‘Lost and Found’ is our new half term topic in Reception with a focus on artic animals and winter festivals. We will be undertaking a number of activities surrounding the story ‘Lost and Found’ using our ‘Talk for Writing’ skills to explore a range of genres. In maths, a range of skills will be explored including recognising coins, sharing and addition. The children will observe signs of winter and discuss the similarities and differences between different places around the world. We are also going to observe ‘changes’ that happen around us, including investigating freezing and melting.

Below are some resources you may find useful with more information on  Phonics and the Early years curriculum.


For more information please click on the link to view our Early Years Foundation Stage Policy on our Policies page.

Articulation of Phonemes

Below is a link to a useful video clip showing the correct ‘pure’ pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).


Miss Burt

R1 Hedgehog class

Mrs Elwood

R2 Owl Class


Christmas Show

The children worked really hard at preparing for the Christmas show and then performing it to the school and their parents. We are very proud of the way they learnt the Christmas story and sang a range of Christmas songs in the play. Well done Reception!



Bonfire Night

This week we have been talking about Bonfire Night. The children have enjoyed making their own fireworks using paint, chalks, crayons and even leaves!




In Owl Class we have been practising recognising Numicon. Some of the children went on a hunt in the outdoor area to find the giant Numicon and place it in order from 1 to 10. We have also been looking at using Numicon to make different numbers, for example ‘4 and 2 make 6’ and ‘8 and 2 make 10’.



Three Billy Goats Gruff

This half term, we have enjoyed learning the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. Once we had practised the story, we created a class story map to help us to remember it. The children took part in a variety of activities to develop their learning linked to the story. They made their own puppets of the characters from the story and put on puppet shows for others to watch. Additionally, they designed and created their own bridges using different construction toys. They also painted their own trolls and carefully cut them out.