Welcome to Reception

Mr Bhatti and Miss Yates would like to welcome you to Reception.

We have so many exciting themes and topics throughout the year to learn about.



Reception will do PE lessons on Tuesdays.  The first lesson will be on Tuesday 15th September 2020.

Due to the government guidelines around opening school safely, we have made the decision at St. George’s that PE lessons are to be taught outside only and your child should attend school on Tuesday wearing their PE kit all day.  This is to ensure the PE clothes can be washed on a regular basis at home and to avoid any accidental swapping of clothes between children.



Homework will be given out in children's Learning Logs on a Friday and should be handed in by the following Wednesday, so that it can be marked. These activities will be taken from different areas of learning each week. 

Children will be given a 'home reader'. This is a book that matches their developing phonic knowledge.  Your child should be able to use their decoding strategies e.g. sounding out and blending to read this book to an adult. Please make sure their book bag is brought to school every day and they bring their home reader in on a Friday so it can be changed..



In Reception, children start to be taught using the 'Letters and Sounds' programme which takes place daily. The lessons follow a clear structure of Review, Teach, Practise and Apply. Listed below are some useful resources.

Letters and Sounds for Home and School

Useful Phonics Websites

Letters and Sounds words and sentences for Phase 2 and 3


Big Question

Our big question this half-term is 'What makes me incredible?'