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Welcome to Reception!

The staff working in Reception this year are;

Mrs Greenacre – Early Years Lead and Class Teacher (RG)

Miss Newton – Class Teacher (RN)

Mrs Pitchers – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Urmston – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Barlow – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Mannion – Teaching Assistant


Our topics this year will be:

Autumn 1 – All about Me

Autumn 2 – Sparkle and Shine

Spring 1 – Space

Spring 2 – Dinosaurs

Summer 1 – Minibeasts

Summer 2 – On Safari 

Physical Education (PE)

PE will be every Monday morning. We encourage the children to dress and undress themselves so could we please ask that make sure you name every item of their school uniform and their PE kits as sometimes they get a little muddled.


We follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme. The children will be assess every 6 weeks and put into small groups for a daily phonics session. They will learn a new sound every day and will recap previous taught sounds daily.


Children will begin with a picture book when starting in Reception. This book is to encourage children to talk about what is happening in the picture and relate it to their own experiences. Once the children know some of the set 1 sounds they will be given a book with these sounds in to support their phonics progress. We ask that children bring their book in everyday so that staff can read with them and record this in their diary. We also expect children to read a minimum of three times a week at home to support their reading progress.

Daily Mile

In Reception we completed the daily mile whilst singing songs and socialising with each other. On route children collect stickers when reaching different countries and these are put in our passport. We then find some information out about the country we have reached on our journey. The aim of the daily mile is to increase children’s physical activity.