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Welcome to the Reception Class Page.

Mrs Sykes and Miss Smith are the Reception class teachers and we are very lucky to have the support of our two fantastic TA's, Mrs Weston and Mrs Palin. Please use this page to access all the up-to-date information about the class and any resources that can support learning at home.

Weekly Book

Each week we have a Weekly Book, this is the basis for our English and other activities. At the end of each week, the weekly book is shared with the parents!

Supporting Your Child At Home

For phonics we are following the Read Write Inc. scheme. We have daily phonics sessions in class.
On the right of this page there is also a Powerpoint on Read Write Inc for parents, this will provide you with some information on how we teach phonics and what you can do at home to support this. We also have log ins for Teach Your Monster to Read and encourage you to use this resource at home, the children love the games!

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Phonics play

Children bring home a school library book for you to enjoy together, this will be sent home on a Monday and be collected on a Friday. They also get two school reading books handed out on Monday and collected on a Friday. Please read with your child for 15 minutes a day, encourage them to sound out words and blend them together and ask them questions about the story. Your child will also get sent home a list of 'red words', these are words that cannot be segmented and blended and need to be learned as a whole. These words are checked at the end of each week and if they are confident with them, they will receive the next list.

Recommended online games:

Teach your monster to read

Supporting Your Child with their Maths

It is all about securing our numbers 1-20. We shall be using the numberblocks to support our teaching and we shall post video clips below as we use them in class for you to revisit at home.

On the right of the page there is an EYFS maths presentation, explaining what maths looks like in Reception.

There are a number of great real life links to maths you can make the most of at home these include baking (measuring) and shopping/saving (coin recognition). You can also look for different shapes when you are out and about- we will start with circles, semi-circles, triangles and different quadrilaterals.

Number recognition and formation is really important and a nice quick activity to work on a little at a time at home. In particular the numbers 1-10. There is a PowerPoint at the side of this page to support your child with their number formation.

We also have a subscription to Numbots, this is an online game to help your children practise their mental maths at home and school.

Recommended online games:


Reception Meeting Video
Reception Classroom Tour
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