Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Paice


Reception's Class Page 

Staff- Mrs Paice - Class Teacher/EYFS Lead

Mrs Patel - Supply Teacher in Mrs Paice's absence 

Mrs Thorpe– Teaching Assistant

2020 - 2021

Hello and welcome to Reception’s Class page! This page will change half termly and is aimed at informing parents & carers what we are going to be focusing on each half term. You will know what our topics are and what our aims for the children are in Literacy and Numeracy from our termly newsletter. It would be great if the children can practise some of these tasks at home to improve their progress in school. It also should give you an insight into what the children have been doing throughout their weeks if your little one gives very little away  smiley

I am struggling to believe we are already in our last term! The year has gone by so quickly! Nevertheless, Reception class will be meeting their Year 1 Teacher alot this half term. Miss Rodgers is coming into class to meet us, see how we learn and to have lots of transitional talks and activities held for her to know the ins and outs of all of our children. Reception will also be visiting Year 1 classroom and having some time in there with their new Teacher and TA.

Our topic for our first half term is 'What do we find at the Seaside'?
We will be reading lots of books about the seaside, thinking about the sea creatures that live in the sea, holidays and much much more. The children will have lots of discusstions about what we find at the seaside and what their uses are - for instance - lighthouses - who lives there? What do they look like? How do they help? It would be great to see some pictures of the children at the Seaside if they have visited before?!

The children will be continuing their ‘Read Write Inc’ programme when they return as part of their phonics work and we will be using ‘Fred the Frog’ to support us when learning new letters and their sounds. Children have been re-assessed and have changed groups dependent on their ability and progression throughout the last half term. Our aim is to make sure every child recognises all sounds from set 1 and 2 and they can orally blend words out loud. This has already progressed on to reading books being sent home to de-code as well as reading for pleasure. Please make sure all books are read 3 times before being changed. Books will be collected in on Thursday 15th July 2021 for the end of the term. 

In Literacy, the children will be adding letters in the right places in their writing - thinking about the sounds they can hear at the beginging, middle and end of the word. I would like to see some tricky words being added to their writing and capital letters with full stops being added. We will continue to support the children in smaller intervention groups to ensure their progress is at their level and give them short bursts of more conventrated sessions in addition to their lesson. 

In Maths, we are ensuring each child can recognise numbers to 20. Adding and taking away numbers, finding one more and one less and being able to recognise 1:1 counting skills to any number. The children have worked hard on money - recognising 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 50p and £1 - this will continue in school and the children will have a go at making the different amounts using different coins. Most of the children have worked hard and mastered recognising o'clock the hour - for those struggling with time, an extra intervention session will be added to their day where a group can work with the Teacher to go over this in practical ways - the other children that are confident with this will work on finding half past the hour. 

 Mrs Paice

General Reminders

* Reading books will be changed on Thursday's if your child has read their book with an adult 3 times. The books are in line with your child's ability in our RWI sessions.  

* Snack fund is £1 a week and this contributes to extra snacks being available as well as the messy play and finger gym equipment we buy for the children to use throughout the week.

* Children are not asked to bring in water bottles to school - we have cups and jugs available for the children to have water throughout the day and this is in addition to the milk available in a morning. Please be advised that milk needs to be ordered for the children each half term that are 5 and over.

* Spellings books - Children will continue to work on spellings and will be tested on 10 spellings each Thursday. The spellings come from the tricky words the children will encounter in their RWI books. We ask that all children write out their spellings each night as a 10 minute practise.

* Homework will be given out every Friday and we ask for it to be returned to school,by the following Wendesday. We can then mark the work and add your next set. Please make sure the children have their homework books and reading books in their bags at all times. 

  • If you need to speak to me about anything - please send and email to and I can arrange a call to you.
  • Dates for the rest of the term:- 
  • Friday 9th July 2021 - Reports to Parents
  • Monday 12th July 2021 - Parents Meetings to discuss reports - If requested
  • Wednesday 14th July 2021 - EYFS Sports Day 
  • Wednesday 21st July 2021 - Ice Cream Van in school
  • Thursday 22nd July 2021 - Term ends - School closes at 2pm


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