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Welcome to Reception!

Our teacher is Miss Kelly and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Falber (Mon-Thurs), Mrs Francis (Friday AM) and Miss Brooks (Friday PM)! PPA cover is Miss Cooper on a Thursday 10-12.


The Summer term topic is...

'Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside' 




School days are extremely busy, keep a look out on this page for some exciting highlights of what we get up to here in Reception class. Scroll down for plenty of photographs or click the hyperlinks for the different terms!


Dates for your diary:

Class assembly - 29th June 2018

Sports Day - 29th June 2018

Crealy Trip - 13th July 2018




Children will be taking home a reading book and reading log each week. Please ensure children have these in their book bags each school day. 

Children also have their own Tapestry Early Learning Journal online and remember you can add observations of your child from home which can count to appropriate assessment.

Some children are also bringing home spellings so watch out for these in book bags. Tests take place on a Friday.



Children are making good progress in their phonics. At St Josephs we follow the phonics play planning structure which incorporates the joy of Jolly Phonics! The children love the songs and actions that they use to help them learn the sounds. Songs are on Youtube if you would like to have a look!


Communication and language/Literacy

For the first few weeks Reception are looking at stories from familiar settings so of course we are looking at stories based at the seaside. For the end result the children are going to be writing up their very own beach themed stories. We are now moving onto Traditional Tales and are currently looking at Jack and the Beanstalk. We are loving this topic and can't wait to hear each others' versions of the story.



In Maths this term we are looking at Place Value and Fractions. Children will be halving shapes and quantities. Reception class are beginning to count in 2's, 5's and 10's and are practising their estimating skills. Later in term we are looking at money and time. 



Topic - Geography

Our topic this term is mainly based around Geography however we do include some Science and History. We have started by planting some sunflowers and the children are enjoying the time they are spending to care for their flowers. The topic work will link with the Seaside therefore we are looking at various types of beaches and different features you may find. The children are loving the Topic themed role play area! 



Physical development

 In PE this term we are very lucky to have outside leaders come in to school to teach us Athletics and Dance. We will also be practising for Sports Day! For the fine motor development we are continuing our weekly handwriting lessons and have lots of activities provided during our 'Choosing time' which enables the children to develop their fine motor skills. 









World Book Day Fun!

Wow Day - Part 1 (Spring Term)