Welcome to Reception

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

Meet the Teacher...

Year 1 Phonics Parent Workshop

Here are the slides for the Reception Phonics Parent Workshop.


Reception will do PE lessons on Tuesdays. 

Your child should attend school on Tuesday wearing their PE kit all day.  

Water Bottles

Please provide your child with a reusable bottle of water every day. 

School Dinners

All the children in Reception are entitled to a school meal every day.

Home Readers

Children will be given a 'home reader'. This is a book that matches their developing phonics knowledge.  Your child should be able to use their decoding strategies e.g. sounding out and blending to read this book to an adult. Your child may also take out a 'reading for pleasure' book from the school library. Please make sure their bag is brought to school and they bring their home reader and library book in on a Thursday so it can be changed.


Alongside Home Readers, children are assigned reading books online via Bug Club. If you have any queries about this please see the Reception team.


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


Our Big Question this term is 'What Makes me Incredible?'