Reception Class

Welcome to the Reception Class Page 2021-22! 


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Hello everyone!

Thank you for visiting our Reception class page for Summer 1. Keep reading below to find out what exciting things we’ll be learning about this half term! 

As always, if you have any queries or concerns, then drop me a message on Seesaw! 🙂 

Also, please check the Reception Class Gallery to see lots of photos of all the fun things we’ve been doing!


Miss Lemmings x


This half term: Summer 1 Learning! 

This half term we will be looking at:

Maths: Odd and even numbers, number bonds to 10, composition of the numbers 8, 9 and 10, part-part-whole model, simple addition and subtraction, doubling and halving, subitising. 

Phonics: practising our Phase 3 vowel digraphs and trigraphs and applying these to our writing. Phase 4 cluster sounds to read and write. Phase 3 tricky words to read and write. Sentence composition using capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, and phonic knowledge to sound out words for writing and maintain the word in our heads to work out the next sound to write. (Click here for a video of me reading the sounds from Phase 2 and 3 for you to practise at home!)

Literacy: writing and retelling based on the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, rhyming words based on the story “Oi Frog!”, non-fiction texts about minibeasts, caterpillars, butterflies, frogs, animals and their young. Composition of sentences using all features – capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, phonic knowledge. Learning capital letters.  

Topic: Lifecycle of a caterpillar to butterfly, minibeasts (Creepy Crawly visitor in our class!), lifecycle of a frog, trip to Brockholes, animals and their young (baby animals – lifecycles). Watching the progress of our plants growing from last half term – watering them and taking care of them. Hopefully eating some of the fruits/vegetables that grow off them!

R.E & Worship: “Special Places” topic where we look at different special places of worship in both Christian and non-Christian faiths, as well as looking at our own personal special places. 

History: The Queen’s Jubilee, Jubilee celebrations, learning all about what a Monarch is for our school timeline!

P.E.:  Rugby Tots, Dance, Sports Day race practice!


Here is a useful guide on “What to Expect in Early Years” for parents! What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS-complete-FINAL-16.09-compressed

What we will be learning about this year: 

Reading resources for you to use at home! 🙂 Reading

Previous pages: Reception 2020-21