Reception Class

Welcome to the Reception Class Page 2022-23! 


Hello everyone!

Thank you for visiting our Reception class page for Autumn 1. Keep reading below to find out what exciting things we’ll be learning about this half term. I can’t wait to start getting to know our new Reception class for this year! 

Some important information: 

In Reception the teacher is myself, Miss Lemmings, and teaching assistant, Miss Begbie. Miss Loughran will be in each Thursday morning when I am out of class and she will be doing lots of exciting science activities with us throughout the year! There will also be Miss Walwin-Holm who will come in some afternoons as extra support and to help the children with their learning. 

Our P.E. days are Tuesday’s and Friday’s so please make sure to send your child into school in their P.E. kit on these days 🙂 

In a few weeks time we will begin to send school reading books home for your child to practise. We will then listen to your child read (or listen to them using comprehension skills to create their own stories for when they are on no-word books) every Monday and Thursday before giving them a new one. So please make sure to send their reading books and school reading diary in their bags on these days, or daily if possible as sometimes this runs over to the next day. Please sign their reading diaries when they have had a go at home too, this is really important so that we can gauge how much practice they have had to enable us to provide support if needed. Thank you!

And just a reminder that only water should be brought in water bottles to school, as this is our school policy. Thank you for your understanding!

If you have any queries, questions or concerns, then drop me a message on Seesaw and I’ll reply as soon as I can.

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

Thanks and I’m looking forward to a great first term 🙂

Miss Lemmings x


This half term: Autumn 1 Learning! 

This half term we will be looking at:

Maths: Subitising within 3, numeral recognition, continuing repeating patterns, representing numerical amounts on their fingers, counting in sequence, developing 1:1 correspondence when counting, using the language “more” and “fewer” to compare amounts.

Phonics: We will start with some Phase 1 listening activities for the first two weeks to make sure our ears are tuned in to listening for sounds in the environment. Then, we will start learning Phase 2 single alphabet sounds, and then segmenting and blending those sounds in CVC words for reading and writing. (Click here for a video of me reading the sounds from Phase 2 and 3 for you to practise at home!)

Literacy: Listen to stories carefully and anticipate next events, we will look at the stories “The Colour Monster” and “The Colour Monster Goes to School” to help us to understand our feelings with the first half term in Reception. Nursery rhymes and songs, and joining in with them. We will order and sequence stories. We will make comments on stories we read in class talking about characters and their feelings, asking questions and beginning to develop our comprehension and listening skills. 

Topic: All about me – our bodies, our feelings, our similarities and differences, our families. We will also look at our daily routines, our school rules and routines, The Colour Monster and our feelings, and seasonal changes in Autumn. 

R.E & Worship: Our topic will be “I am Special” and think about our similarities and differences, and how we are all unique and special. We will also begin to think about who God is to us and what makes him special to Christians. We will also focus on Harvest, giving, and receiving.

Understanding the World: We will focus on the seasonal changes in Autumn, harvest and books related to this – “The Scarecrow’s Wedding”, “The Little Red Hen” and “The Little Red Hen makes a pizza”. We will think about our bodies and our feelings, and our similarities and differences.

P.E.: We will begin by practicing listening games and getting used to our surroundings in the P.E. hall in order to keep ourselves and others safe around us. We will practice some of our fundamental movement skills: running, hopping, jumping, and ball skills.

P.S.E.D (Coram Scarf): All about me, what makes me special, my special people (family and friends), my feelings.


Information from the Curriculum meeting 05.09.22 for this term: Curriculum meeting 05.09.22


What we will be learning throughout the year: 

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

Reading resources for you to use at home! 🙂 Reading

Some useful links/sites/things to watch or play on at home that are super useful for the children, and fun!