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Welcome to Reception

My name is Mrs Jones and I am the class teacher. The teaching assistant in our class is Miss Buckley . In our classroom you will find many continuous provision areas which are enhanced to direct our learning. We also have an outdoor area that we get to play in, whatever the weather! We love our classroom as we get to have fun, learn and investigate in a safe and secure environment. In Reception we learn through planned and purposeful play and a lot of the activities and topics are planned around the children’s interests. The children are encouraged to develop their independence by learning through child-initiated and adult-led activities.

We follow and plan for the seven areas of learning in Reception. These are; Personal, Social and Emotional, Communication and Language, Physical, Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding The World and Expressive Arts and Design. Within these areas we also develop some basic skills and build upon these once they are embedded to ensure our children are supported and challenged. These are listed below. 


To hear and say initial sounds

Recognise and begin to write words

Read High Frequency Words

Read Tricky Words and understand that they can’t be sounded out.


Use picture books to make up their own stories

Read own name

Begin to read CVC word (cat, dog, sun)

Orally blend and segment words

Discuss characters in stories, events and make predictions about what might happen next

Begin weekly guided reading


Practice writing own name

Practice correct formation of letters

Independent mark making/writing

Begin to sound out and make phonetically plausible attempts to spell


Counting to 10 and beyond

Count 1:1

Recognise the numerals 0-10 and beyond

Find one more/less than numbers 1-10

Correct formation of numbers 1-10

Use everyday language linked to time, size and money

Begin to use language to describe 2D shapes

Use shapes to make models, pictures and patterns

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