Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Paice


Reception's Class Page 

Staff- Mrs Paice - Class Teacher/EYFS Lead

Mrs Patel - Supply Teacher 

Mrs Thorpe– Teaching Assistant

2021 - 2022

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

The children have loved playing in our new quad area. We have shared lots of pictures online so you can see them out and about. They were particularly excited about our new climbing frame and the road for the new bikes!

Our topic for this half term is 'Who are the famous characters in our stories'. Traditional tales are stories that have been told and retold for many years. They are also known as fairy stories or fairy tales.The children will be learning to name some story titles that are traditional tales and name some famous characters from those stories. They will also be practising retellig some stories using story language. The children will be encouraged to rewrite some stories using clearly identifiable letters.

The children will be continuing our ‘Read Write Inc’ programme 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 will be assessed and have groups formed dependent on their ability. Our aim is to make sure every child recognises all sounds from set 1 and 2 and they can orally blend words out. We would like to see chidlren applying these sounds in their writing. There are lots of videos on you tube using the ruth miskin links if you would like to see what the sessions are like or to use for extra practise. The children have already started these sessions well and we hope to see lots of progression throughout the term. 

In Literacy, the children will be practising mark making and adding letters into their writing wherever possible. I will be looking for their pencil grip, the pressure they add to the paper and if they can form or recognise letters they may have already been taught. Our aim is to start adding letters in the right places as soon as possible - This can be just the initial sound at first and go onto the medial and final sounds throughout the term. Practising name writing and letter formation at home will really help the children when they are in class. 

In Maths, we are ensuring each child can recognise numbers to 20. We will be using the 'Numberblocks' scheme to try to embed their understanding of number and will then go on to find one more or one less than a given number. We will also start to practise writing out and forming a number sentence. Lots of this work initially will be practical based - using lots of different counting resources and allowing the children to visually see the amounts change as per given numbers given. 

If you have any photos from the holidays that you would like to share with us - please email them in to our EYFS email for me to share them with your child or upload them on to Evidence Me. The email address is . All parents in Reception have now set up their login in for Evidence Me and you should now be able to see your childs learning journey electronically. If you have any problems accessing this please let us know.

Please keep a look out for our Spring 1 newsletter that will be added to our class page and check the newsletter for any upcoming dates pertinent to reception. 

 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, £5 for this half term or £24 for the year 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 these avqailable for all children with their name on in class. 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:- 
  • Monday 31st January - Chinese New Year activities in class
  • Tuesday 8th February - Safer Internet Day
  • Wednesday 9th February - EYFS Valentines craft workshop
  • Friday 18th February - Non - uniform day spots and stripes theme: £1 donation
  • Friday 18th February - Whole class song for Facebook
  • Friday 18th February - School finishes for half term
  • Monday 28th February - School reopens
  • Thursday 3rd March - World Book Day
  • Friday 11th March - Wacky Hair Day for Easter Hamper donation
  • Week Beginning 14th March - Science Week
  • Friday 18th March - Red Nose Day
  • Monday 21st March - Raffle Tickets go on sale
  • Wednesday 30th March - EYFS Easter craft Workshop
  • Thursday 31st March - EYFS & Key Stage 1 Easter Hat Parade
  • Friday 1st April - Easter awards assembly/ hampers
  • Friday 1st April - School closes for Easter


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