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Welcome to Reception!


Our teachers are Mrs Shaikh and Miss Welfare. We are lucky to be helped by Mrs Gornall, Mrs Shakir, Miss Cookson and Mrs Ahmad. Miss Davy also helps with speech and language.


In Reception we offer the children lots of opportunities to learn and explore through play within our continually changing provision areas (indoors and outdoors). The children learn through a mixture of adult led and child initiated learning, both of which are as equally important in a child's development.


Our topics are based on children's interests and this half term our topic is called ‘Home Sweet Home.’

Children will look at where they live and who they live with. They will explore the different types of houses we live in and compare them to past houses. The children will begin to sort materials according to their properties and will construct using these. We will also investigate the uses of electricity.


Things to do at Home


Things that you can do at home to help your child are:


  • Reinforce the sounds covered during the week by practising the sound of the letter and the correct formation of the letter.
  • Share reading books, discussing plots, characters and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text. If you can listen to your child read every night for 5/10 minutes, this will help build your child’s confidence with reading.
  • Look over key words (sheets sent home) with your child and encourage the recognition of these words in any order.
  • Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have ? etc…

Homework will be given out in the Spring term and children should be reading each night for 5-10 minutes.

P.E sessions are on a Monday in Reception.