Reception 2023 - 2024

Ms Hand

Mrs Wareing

Ms Mrozek

Meet the Team

RMH – Ms Mrozek, Mrs Hand and Mrs Sweet

RW - Mrs Wareing and Mrs Rogerson

If you have any questions, please speak to one of our Reception staff or email



Welcome to Reception! During their time in Reception, children will build on their prior learning and experiences from Nursery. With many opportunities for children to play, express themselves creatively and build resilience in the face of challenges; we support our pupils to become independent and confident learners.

Here you can find out what is happening in Reception this half term. You can use this information to discuss with your child what they have learned and continue to support their learning at home.


What’s happening this half-term?


Addition - Combining sets and saying how many we now have


Comparing number within 20 

Identifying odd and even numbers 

Learn all the number bonds for each number up to 10 (and the subtraction facts to match)

More and less/fewer (including 1 more and 1 less)

Reciting numbers backwards from 20

Reciting numbers beyond 20

Looking at different patterns in movement and shapes

2D & 3D shapes  

Rotating, matching and building pictures using different shapes 

Doubles and sharing



Talk for writing unit – The Storm Whale by Benji Davies  

storm whale.jpg

Writing purpose – To use a story map to be able to retell a story. To be able to write a CVC word, sentence or more than one sentence to describe events in the story.


Learning the sounds that go with the letters of the alphabet Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds  

Learning Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4 Tricky Words

Hearing all the sounds in a word and writing them in the correct order

Segmenting and blending the sounds in words e.g. c-a-t = cat 

Writing simple sentences e.g. The cat is big. 

Using 'and' in the sentences we write.

Remembering and using our three sentence rules; capital letter, fingerspaces and full stop



I do Like to be beside the Seaside


We will be learning all about the seaside and what lives in the ocean. We will talk about different animals and creatures that live in the water and about how important it is to look after our oceans. 


We will look at changes in the world around us as summer fully takes over. We will be investigating our school grounds and looking for signs of summer. We will start to see more flowers and the leaves on the trees will be fully grown. This half term we will be planting vegetables and looking at how our plants have changed in our playground. 


We will continue to explore different feelings in our circles times. This half term we are focusing on team work and cooperation. We will talk about what we have accomplished with our friends that has made us feel happy and proud. We will also talk about how to share our ideas in a group and listen to other peoples as well.   



Remember to come into school wearing your PE kit on the following day:

Gymnastics - Friday

We are learning the basic gymnastic body shapes and how to move at different levels.

Both classes have gymnastics in the hall on Friday. 

Kit: Black shorts or tight-fitting black leggings and a plain white t-shirt


Physical Development will take place in the Reception Play Area combined with outdooor play continuously throughout the week. We will be working on strength, balance and coordination. We will also explore moving energetically such as, running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing. Children do not need to wear their P.E kit for this.  



Please read with your child every day. Reading for pleasure books should be in school on Thursday and a new book will be issued on Friday. A new ebook will be added to your child’s account at the end of each week.


Home learning:

Purple brainbuilder books should be in school on Tuesday and a new activity and phonic work will be handed back to you on Wednesday.


For further support and information, please view the links below:


Little Wandle - Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1 - Click Here 

Little Wandle - Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2 - Click Here 

Little Wandle - Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1 - Click Here 

Please review the Phase 2 and Phase 3 videos from Spring 2 - Summer 2 so that your child can consolidate their learning.

Little Wandle - Tricky Words - Reception- Autumn - Summer Term - CLICK HERE

Little Wandle - How we blend to read words Video- Click Here

Little Wandle - How we teach tricky words - Click Here