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Welcome to Reception's Class Page

The Reception children celebrated World Book Day, where they were able to dress-up as one of their favourite book characters. They took part in a parade in the hall with the Nursery Children and a small group of children walked to Waterstone’s to collect the book tokens.


The Reception children explored the outdoor area, looking for the signs of Spring. They used magnifiers to look closely at the shoots, leaves and flowers.

Reception enjoyed a family day and the children had a great time with their parents

A warm welcome to our Reception Page

Our topic for Summer is: 'Legs'

Click for an overview of the Summer Term: 

Reception Newsletter Summer Term

Please remember to take a picture or a video and send via 'Evidence Me.

Homework, learning log Summer 1

Home Learning Resources  

Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one from another in the English language. Phonics involves matching the sounds of spoken English with individual letters or groups of letters. For example, the sound k can be spelt as a c, k or ck. Teaching children to blend the sounds of letters together helps them decode unfamiliar or unknown words by sounding them out. For example, when a child is taught the sounds for the letters, t, p, a and s, they can start to build up the words: tap, taps, pat, pats and sat.

Oxford Owl - Essential Letters and Sounds

Essential Letters and Sounds: Information Letter for Parents

How the sounds are taught: Teaching sounds.

How to make sounds into words: Making sounds into words.

How to blend sounds to read words: Blending sounds into words.


Supporting Phonics at Home: Embed The Theory and Pedagogy behind Early Literacy Support

Parent video: Sounds for correct pronunciation: Phase 2.

Parent video: Sounds for correct pronunciation: Phase 3.

Reading - Decoding to read - How to blend sounds to read words.

Nelson English, Phonics and Letter formation - Letter formation chart.

Nelson English - Flashcards.

Nelson English - Essential letters and sounds ditties.


Phase 2 Harder to Read Words.

Phase 2Listen and join in with the Tricky word song - phase 2.


Phase 3 Harder to Read Words.

Phase 3. Listen and join in with the Tricky word song - phase 3.


Phonics PlayPhonics resources

Phonics Bloom - online phonics games: Phonics Bloom - phase 2.

Join Mr T's phonics with Geraldine the Giraffe -  phonic activities and resources.

Monster Phonics story time - exciting stories about Monsters.

BBC Bitesize has lots of phonic links to support your child - BBC Bitesize.

Phonic Balloons - cvc game - Please choose from three different games: Initial sounds, Middle and End sounds. 


Reading: The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW.

The MORE that you LEARN, the more places you'll GO.     Dr. Seuss


To best support us in teaching your child to read, we ask that you read the decodable text provided by the school four times across the week. Spending 10 minutes a day reading with your child will hugely support them on their journey to becoming an independent reader.

We will be changing children’s books once a week on Friday. This will allow your child to re-read each text several times, building their confidence and fluency. This is especially important as they begin to learn that the sounds within our language can be spelled in different ways.

For children, re-reading words and sentences that they can decode (sound out) until they are fluent (read with ease and precision) is a key part of learning to read. By reading texts several times, children have the greatest opportunity to achieve this fluency.

The texts sent home are carefully matched to the teaching taking place in school. Your child will be practising what they have been taught in school with you at home. We will only ask children to read books independently when they can decode these by themselves.

Any books that are not yet decodable for the children will be sent home as a sharing book. These books will be sent home for you to read with your child, helping us to instil a love of reading from the very beginning of their reading journey. These could be read together with your child reading the words they are able to decode or could be read to your child.

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask.


To help your child learn to read.

Monster phonics - Free 'e' books - books are fun and engaging. Select a book to enjoy!

ICT Games - to help your child to read high frequency words - Dinosaur's Eggs.

Oxford Owl 'e' library for children - Please take a look at the great selection of books to share with your child:

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To practice letter and number formation - use the fun letter and number formation tool!


CBeebies -BBC - Numeracy - Join in with Little Learners and explore fun maths games and activities.

Teddy Numbers counting and recognising numbers.

Ordering and sequencing numbers

Today's Number - up to 20 - Helps you to learn the numbers to 20.

Home Time Ladybirds - Match the number of spots on the ladybird to match the house numbers

Whiterose Maths: Whiterose Maths home learning


Parent Guides:

Parent Guide - Top Tips: Helping your child to focus.

Parent Guide - Top Tips: Talking to your child about emotions.