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Welcome to Reception

Spring 1 Overview

This half term’s topic is 'Materials'.  We will be learning about different materials and finding things around school that are made from them.  We  will continue working with the children to encourage them to become independent learners.  Children will continue to learn about themselves,  talking about their families and community. 

In Maths, we are looking at number and focusing on numerals 6-10.  We will be  learning to recognise the Numicon plates linked with these  numbers.  We will continue singing lots of fun counting songs and doing lots of practical games and activities to help children to recognise these numbers and be able to count out different amounts.  We will also be using vocabulary linked with adding and taking away.

In English, we will be looking at some traditional stories  and non-fiction books linked with 'Materials', for example, The Elves and the Shoemaker.   This will include books from our school reading schemes.  Children will learn the characters and discuss the stories. During this half term we will continue  to teach daily phonics, focsuing on Phase 3 sounds and tricky words.  Children will also build upon their letter formation and start to write simple sentences.

PE lessons are

Mrs Broome’s class -    Thursday

Mrs Corcoran/Mrs Hirst’s class – Tuesday

We would like your child to read with you at least 4 times per week. Please record your comments in their yellow reading record telling us how they have got on.  Your child will need to bring their book bag every day to school. Homework will be sent out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.


Snack money will be collected every half term (£2) from each child.  This enables us to buy them not only biscuits for snack time and treats for golden time, but also helps to provide materials for cooking, play dough and other things to help with their learning.


Please feel free to come and see us straight after school if you have any queries.

Mrs Hirst, Mrs Broome and Mrs Corcoran.

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