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 each 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?


  • Counting up to 5 objects from a larger group
  • Reciting numbers beyond 10
  • Reciting numbers backwards from 10
  • Understanding the words first and last
  • More and less/fewer (including 1 more and 1 less)
  • Linking numerals to amounts up to 5
  • Begin to find the total amount in two groups


Talk for writing unit – So Much by Trish Cooke

  • Learning the sounds that go with the letters of the alphabet Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds
  • Segmenting and blending the sounds in words e.g. c-a-t = cat

Topic: It’s Good To Be Me

We will be learning all about ourselves and our differences. We will talk about different skin, eye and hair colour and make our own self-portraits. We will use mirrors to look at ourselves and make sure our portraits are as accurate as possible.

In Reception the children will also learn about people who help us. We will talk about doctors, police, firefighters and dentists. A dentist will visit us in school and teach us all about how to keep our teeth healthy.

We will talk about different feelings in our circle times. This half term we are focussing on friends. Lots of our friends have moved up to Reception with us but we also have new children in our Reception class. We will talk about how to be a good friend to others.

We will look at changes in the world around us as summer moves into autumn. We will be investigating our school grounds and looking for signs of autumn. The leaves will begin to change colour and fall off the trees. Fruits and vegetables will be ready to harvest and plants that flower will be coming to the end of their blooming period.  


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.

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.  Children do not need to wear their P.E kit for this.


In class we are currently reading stories that encourage us to talk about how to be a good friend, such as Hello Friend! By Rebecca Cobb.

Please try to read with your child every day. Your child will have a new reading for pleasure book each week alongside an electronic Little Wandle book.  Electronic Little Wandle books will be assigned in Week 4 of Autumn term.  Reading for pleasure books should be brought into school on a Thursday/Friday and a new book will be given on Friday.

Go to: Reading Eggs

Learn how to use Reading Eggs here

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Home learning:

Our purple brain builder books are given out each Wednesday. They can be returned to school by the following Tuesday and new activities will be sent home again 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 - Tricky Words - Reception- Autumn Term - Click Here  

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

Little Wandle - How we teach tricky words - Click Here

Reception: Celebrations and Enrichments items

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“Celebrating Difference, Achieving Together”