The Reception team is comprised of a team of teachers, Miss Edey and Mrs Hartley, two teaching assistants, Mrs Dale and Mrs Hensman, and a 1:1 teaching assistant, Miss Houltby. We all work together to make your child’s time in Reception the best that it can be!

This term our topic is 'Our World'.

We will be learning about lots of sub topics including Local Animals, Farms, Minibeasts and Gardens.

Our curriculum is organised over the 7 areas of learning from the Early Years Currciulum. The information below gives an insight as to how this applies to our topic this term.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will continue to follow the rules and routines of Reception, as well as the whole school expectations. 

The children will be able to talk about their own and others' behaviour, and its consequences.

Children will be learning to understand that other people may have different needs than themselves.  

Children will be developing in self confidence and independence in preparation for Year One.



Physical Development

The children will need to bring their PE kits every week, ready for PE which will take place on a Friday.  Please ensure that all kit is named.

Children will be taking part in team games and athletics outside so please provide your child with appropriate shoes. 

Children will learn to recognise how their bodies change and feel during exercise. 



Communication and Language

In Reception the children will often use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations. This is encouraged within our exciting role play and small world areas!

The children will be learning to follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. 

Children express themselves effectively, particularly during Tolerance sessions, showing awareness of listeners’ needs.

During Story Time, children will listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. 




Phonics will be delivered daily in relevant ability groups across both classes. This term the children are constructing sentences, sounding out the words they need carefully and using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. The children are begining to read and understand simple sentences. 

The children will be taking part in supported 1:1 reading sessions with the adults, and will be encouraged to change their home reading book often. You can support with this by reading with your child regularly at home, and helping them to learn their sight words. 

There will also be opportunities for Topic based writing, where the children will learn to write for a range of purposes. 

Story time will occur daily to develop a love for reading!




The children will take part in daily numeracy sessions, where they will be given opportunities to count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Children will use a range of resources to help them to add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Reception will also be learning about shape, space and measure. The children will be recognising and naming shapes in the environment, as well as exploring shape in practical contexts. 



Understanding the World

In Reception we enjoy taking our learning outdoors! Please ensure that your child always has suitable outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, as they will spend time outside every day. This includes suncream and sun hats during the summer months. 

During this term the children will be thinking about the environment, animals and wildlife around them. They will have plenty of opportunities to get up close to nature!

Children will have the opportunity to explore a range of musical instruments, comparing different sounds.

The children begin to develop the skills needed to operate simple ICT equipment.  Reception will enjoy learning through using computers, iPads, and other technology.


Expressive Arts and Design

In Reception, we try to make all learning as creative and fun as possible. Many areas of learning will be taught in a creative way!

Daily, the children will encounter opportunites to role play, paint, draw, make music and be imaginative.