Welcome to the Reception class page.

Mrs Adams, Mrs McNeill, Mrs Donnelly, Mrs McCabe, Mrs Kelly and Mr Tye welcome you to the Reception class page. Whether we are inside or outside we are supporting the children to achieve to the best of their ability.

We are very lucky in Reception to have such a fantastic teaching space. Our Areas of Provision allow the children to practise what they have been learning. We make sure that there is lots to interest the children and we change our areas regularly either changing them completely or by adding new challenges into them. Here are some photos of the Areas of Provision we have in Reception 


Lots of our teaching comes through the stories we are reading in our Talk4Writing lessons. In the Autumn term we used The 3 Billy Goats Gruff, Shark in the Park and The Christmas Story. Here are some of the photos of the children enjoying themselves while they learn. 


This term our stories are Going on a Bear Hunt, The Smartest Giant in Town and The Easter Story.


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Read write Inc – The children will continue to learn their letter sounds and letter shapes and when they are ready moving onto 2 letters making one sound. The children will continue reading in class and more children will be bringing home a reading book. In Reception the children also begin to learn some of the Common exception Words from Year 1. These are the words that the children can’t sound out e.g. ‘the’ or ‘said’


Writing The children will continue using our Talk4Writing stories to base much of their writing on. They will be learning about how to sound out words and learning  the common exception words (that can’t be sounded out) in their work. 


Maths – The children continue to work on numbers to 20 and beyond. We will also be working on simple addition and subtraction as well as using different ways to measure things.

Some lovely interactive maths games can be found on this website:



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The EYFS curriculum can be found by following this link

Development Matters 

Reading, Writing and Maths SMC Reception Expectations Booklet