Doing everything in love, go and do likewise!

Reception 2022 - 2023

Mrs Millington

Mrs Williams

Mrs White


Welcome to Reception 2022-2023


We warmly welcome you and your child to Reception and hope that you will find this class page useful throughout the year. We will regularly update the page with notices of forthcoming events and general messages. It will also include the areas of learning that we will be covering and activities that you might want to try at home to help support your child's learning. 


Spring Term 2

Welcome back! We hope you've had an enjoyable half term break! We have a very exciting and busy few weeks ahead, packed with learning opportunities and activities based upon the interests of the children. We will be celebrating World Book Day, baking Welsh cakes to celebrate St. David's Day, visiting Storyhouse and learning about Easter and Ramadan along with lots of other activities!


Parents Consultations will take place this half-term on Tuesday 28th March and Thursday 30th March. These will take place online again. You will be able to book a ten appointment with your child's teacher nearer the time. 


Storyhouse Visits Robin class will visit on Wednesday 22nd March anf Kingfisher class on Friday 24th March. The children will take part in craft activities, quizzes and will spend time looking at books. A member of staff from the library will also read us a story.


'Foodie Friday' continues to be one of the children's favourite parts of the week. Over the coming weeks, the children will be baking Welsh cakes, making Easter nests, bean stew and fairy cakes! We try to create as many links to our new 'Favourite Five' books (please see below) along with the country we are learning about.


Identity Box We will continue to send the Identity Boxes home with children each week until everyone has had a turn. Please help your child to fill the box with items which represent and reflect their identity and send it back in after the weekend. This is a lovely opportunity for the children to share and talk about things that are special to them. 


Story and Knowledge Boxes We hope that those who have had the boxes so far have enjoyed sharing the lovely books along with the treats inside. Please support your child with their illustration/fact after reading the information book. We would love to see photos of your children reading these books at home and tell us any comments they make about what they've read (speech bubbles included in boxes). 



Maths is everywhere in our classroom inside and outside! We will be showing you many ways throughout the year of how you can make mathematics lots of fun to practise at home, in order to support your child.

Pattern is fundamental for developing children's key maths skills. Try to find pattern in everything you do!

  • When out walking - small step, long step. Short tree, tall tree. Patterns in flowers or signs all around are just a few ideas.
  • Create patterns with three full units of repeat - biscuit, raisin, grape...biscuit, raisin, grape.
  • Can you make a pattern incorrectly and see if they can spot the mistake?


We continue to follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds phonic scheme of work.

This half-term, the children will be building upon their previous knowledge of Phase 3 letter sounds, segmenting and blending words containing these sounds when reading and spelling. We will also be applying our knowledge of these sounds and tricky words when spelling simple sentences.

Please continue to read with your child each day and practise reading the tricky words on the coloured cards. It is so important that they practise the skills we teach during phonic and reading sessions - this greatly supports them to make good progress.

There are lots of fun phonic games online that are free and can also support learning. Some of the ones we use in school include PhonicsBloom, Phonics Play and Top Marks phonics.



The question we will be investigating this half-term is 'Why do Christians believe that Easter is all about love?' The children will explore the events of Easter through role-play, arts and craft and story. 


Our Favourite Five

Books are at the centre of everything we do. We love books in Reception!  Each half-term we will focus on five different texts to get to know them really well. We will read them many times together and act them out with story props. Also we will use story maps to help retell the story. Throughout the year, via this page, we will show you the story maps so you can retell them at home too.

Here are 'Our Favourite Five' books for this half term :- 

     Image result for George and the dragon             Image result for the smeds and the smoos         Image result for jack and the beanstalk book   


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Open Door Policy

We love to communicate with YOU the parent. If you have any worries or questions please come and talk to us at the door, at drop off or collection time. Also we have a class email address that you can contact us on directly:  - This is the email address if your child is in the Kingfisher class (Mrs Millington & Mrs Williams). - This is the email address if your child is in the Robin's class (Mrs White).


Many thanks for your continued support. 

The Reception Team 



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