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EYFS - Reception

Welcome to Reception's class page!

Key Information


We are a class of 17 children. Our teacher is Mrs Benson and our teaching assistant is Mrs Boyd. 


  • Homework books will be sent home every Friday and are to be returned the following Thursday
  • Read at least five times a week to gain Strive for Five. 
  • Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Snack is £1 per week.


If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to get in touch with me via Class Dojo. 


Please click the link below to view our curriculum map which outlines the topics and areas we will cover in Reception this year.

Useful Information...


- School meals are to be ordered online on Lunch Shop. Please make sure that your child's meals are ordered daily at


- Achievement assembly... Each Friday a child will be selected as our Learner 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. They are to be used as a guide as we know that all children develop in different ways at different rates.

Spring 1


This half term we are looking at  'Real Life Superheroes'. We have been focusing our learning on one profession each week and looking at the people closest to us in the community and amongst our own family and friends. We have so far enjoyed visits in school from the Police and Red Watch fire crew, who gave us lots of insight in to how they help people and gave us lots of opportunities to ask questions.

Autumn 1


This half term we have been focusing on Traditional Tales, focusing mainly on the story of the Gingerbread Man. The children have enjoyed lots of different activities, which have focused on different areas of our curriculum. Some of these activities include making gingerbread men, building bridges for the gingerbread man to escape the hungry fox and making ginger play dough for the children to stamp their names into.

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.


In school we have daily Read Write Inc. sessions, where we say the sound of each letter and practise forming them, using each of the sound rhymes. 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 (our favourite is Buried Treasure!) can be found on Phonics Play, please use the link below to access the website and play the games at home. 

Here is a letter formation chart, following the Read Write Inc. program...

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.