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!A big, warm welcome to reception!

Meet the Team 

There are three members of staff in Reception - Miss Day,  Mrs Davies and Mrs Guenina. The children are supported by all adults within the classroom.



              Miss E Day                                      Mrs S Davies                       Mrs D Guenina

       (Reception Class Teacher/EY Lead)    (Early Years Practitioner/MSA)      (Teaching Assistant/MSA)            





Welcome back to the final term of the school year. We hope you and your family had a lovely Easter and are enjoying the brighter days.


Our timetable remains rather the same as last term, focusing on really securing elements of the children’s learning. The children will continue to secure phase 3 sounds and begin to start elements of phase 4. We are putting a big emphasis on writing this term, developing the children’s skills of writing a simple sentence, as well as independently sounding out words. We will also continue to develop the children’s reading skills.


As the term progresses and we reach the second half, we will spend time starting to make the transition into year 1. This will be through activities, meeting staff, discussions. Hopefully this will begin to ease any concerns your child may have about the upcoming change.


Please remember, any questions, please feel free to speak to us. 


Reception - Long term plan 


In Reception, we aim for all children to become independent learners who are happy to attend school each day. We encourage children's inquisitive minds and ensure opportunities are provided to enhance children's learning development through their interests. We hope for every child to be a confident learner who enjoys challenges and learning new things. 


Our Classroom 


 Here is a video of our classroom.


As you can see, there is a huge variety of resources in the classroom and we teach the children to "choose it, use it and put it away" once they have finished.




The classroom is split into different areas of learning with a variety of resources in each to help give children different learning experiences. They can use these experiences to help build on existing and new concepts, to extend their knowledge and understanding, with effective scaffolding from the staff.


Child-initiated and adult-led learning is balanced within the class timetable, giving the children opportunities to choose their own learning and challenge themselves. Observations of the children are undertaken by the staff and used to provide stimulating challenges and activities in the classroom, using both the inside and outside learning environments.








We strongly believe that parents have an invaluable contribution towards their own child's learning, and work cooperatively to create good links between home and school. Each week we send home information of what the children have been doing at school via Dojos, with some activities to complete at home with their parents to consolidate their learning. We encourage parents to share things that may go on outside of school, such as a celebration or achievement for their child. This continuous communication is key to ensuring the best outcomes for children. 


We are very approachable staff, so please do not hesitate to come and ask us any questions you may have!


Reminders for Parents/ Carers 


Return reading packs and homework packs to school.

Library -  Please ensure books are in bags to return. 


Reading Packs and Homework packs will be sent back home.

P.E Day - Please ensure your child has their P.E kit.


Little Wandles Phonics Resources 


Reception Overview of Teaching
Autumn 1 Phase 2 Grapheme Information Sheet


Autumn 2 Phase 2 Grapheme Information Sheet





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