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EYFS - Reception

Welcome to Reception's class page!

Key Information


We are a class of 11 children. Our teacher is Mrs Benson and our teaching assistant is Mrs Boyd. 


  • Our P.E days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please bring your child to school already in their P.E kit.
  • Snack is £1 per week or can be paid upfront for the half term. This half term is a total of £6.60.
  • School meals are to be ordered on the school hub website. 

  • Please make sure that your child brings their book bag to school every day.

  • Read at least five times a week to gain Strive for Five. (See further down the page for more details).

Useful Information...


- Achievement assembly. Each Friday a child will be selected as our Star of the Week and Class Dojo Champion. If this is your child, please remember that they may come in to school the following Friday in non-uniform.


Useful documents and links


As parents you may find these documents useful when assisting your child's development at home. The curriculum map outlines each of the topics which we will be covering over the school year and the newsletters look at the half termly topics and include any additional  information on what will be happening in school.


Mastery Maths


In Reception we follow White Rose Maths. This programme of study allows children to learn practically while utilising the learning environment. We build upon core principles that allow children to progress their mathematical skills throughout the year. Creating a mathematically rich learning environment also provides children with opportunities to develop, practice and consolidate their skills in different contexts and using different media. 


We also use Numberblocks to support the cementing of newly learned numeracy areas- all of these videos can be accessed for free on BBC iPlayer. Please use the link below to access them at home.


Alongside our maths lessons, the children enjoy playing different maths games, some of these can be found online on Top Marks- please use the link below to access these.

Read Write Inc.


We have daily Read Write Inc. sessions, streaming Reception and Key Stage 1, where we practise saying each sound and segment words with our focused sound in, reading the sounds aloud to blend words back together. Our lessons include lot of modelling and repetition, helping the children to recognise their focused sounds in the environment and to support them when using their letter/sound representations in their writing. We also use the letter formation rhymes to support the children when writing them.

Below is a chart, which will help your child to form their letters at home.


Alongside our phonics lessons, we enjoy playing different phonics games in our class. Some of our favourite online games can be found on Phonics Play, please use the link below to access the website and play the games at home. 

Parent video: How to say the sounds

This is a short video by Ruth Miskin, which will help pronounce each of the Read Write Inc. sounds correctly.