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Welcome to Reception!

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


The Summer term topic is...

'We are going on a Bear Hunt...' 



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:

24th April - Back to school



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 towards appropriate assessment. There is also a small yellow homework book sent home each Friday with a short activity linked to either their maths/literacy learning. This needs to be returned no later than Wednesday AM.



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! We are at the stage where children are learning digraphs/trigraphs which means two/three letters that make one sound.


Communication and language/Literacy

This term will highly target story telling and writing. Through stories related to our topic we will creative activities that will help children practise their sentence writing through applying their phonic skills. Some of the stories we will base our work around are; Paddington Bear, Goldilocks and the three Bears, we are going on a bear hunt and many more. We are going to explore the 'Helicopter stories' approach which will allow the children to see their stories come to life. Our role play area has been changed to an enchanted woodland to help their imaginations and communication skills soar!



Over the summer term we will cover many different areas of learning in maths. We are beginning the term with time. The children will begin to measure short periods of time and look at ordering and sequencing events. For the majority of our learning we will consolidate our number and place value work. We aim for the children to be confident in working with numbers from 1-20. New areas of learning will involve doubling, halving and sharing and encouraging children to begin to count in multiples (2s, 5s and 10s)!


Topic - Geography

 Geography is our driver for this term, we will be comparing different places in the world and will look at the human and physical features. The children will get to explore looking at Maps and aerial photos. 


Topic - Science 

We will complete some scientific activities throughout this term as well. We are beginning our topic work by planting some seeds. Towards the end of term we will experiment and make predictions related to floating and sinking. 


Physical development

We are very lucky to have not one but two PE lessons a week. This term we will be developing our skills in tennis and athletics. For this term we will aim to go outside as much as we can so please make sure your child has a pair of daps that fit.




Curriculum Meeting Reception Powerpoint