Welcome to Reception

Miss Lichfield, Miss Dance and Alice would like to welcome you to Reception.

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



The children will have a PE sessions each week, which will be on a Thursday. PE will be taught by Mr Eaton. Please can children bring their PE kits at the start of each half-term to be kept in school. We will send them home at the end of each half-term to be washed. 



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.

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 special?'