Reception Class

Welcome to Reception Class

The purpose of the Reception year is to ignite children’s interest and excitement for learning by offering a play-based curriculum. Children learn through a mixture of child-initiated and focused adult-led activities, both indoors and outdoors. 

This half term we are starting our first Mantle, a Party Planning Company.  Party Planner is a great Mantle to start with, as it incorporates children’s own interests and knowledge of parties. The children will be learning about British traditions and religious Festivals. They will start by planning a Bonfire Night party, moving onto a Diwali party and ending the term with a Christmas party.

Below is a copy of our timetable, in the spring term the children start music lessons.

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Mantle of the Expert Topic Summer 2018

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Reception Expectations


• Look at books and listen to stories

• Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words

• Be secure at Phase 4 phonics

• Read Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4 tricky words

• Identify rhymes and alliteration

• Join in with rhyming patterns

• Read and understand simple sentences

• Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read

• Make basic predictions

• Identify the start and end of a sentence

• Know the alphabet and link letter names to the sound they make

• Know the difference between a capital and lower case letter

• Learn some simple rhymes and poems by heart

Speaking and Listening

• Use complete sentences to explain or describe things

• Listen carefully to what is being said and repeat this if needed

• Know not to interrupt when someone else is saying something

• Stand up in front of others and re-tell something that has happened to them


• Use phonic knowledge to write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others

• Write name (correct capital and lower case)

• Use capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences

• Write clearly demarcated sentences

• Use a correct pencil grip

• Correct formation of all letters


• Count reliably to 20

• Count a number of objects by pointing to/moving each one as they count

• Recognise numbers to 20

• Order numbers 1 – 20

• Say 1 more and1 less than numbers to 20

• Add and subtract two single digit numbers

• Form all digits 0-9 correctly

• Know the names of the days of the week in order

• Begin to recognise and name common 2D shapes, e.g. square, rectangle, circle and triangle

• Begin to recognise and name some 3D shapes, e.g. cube, sphere, cylinder, cone

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Upcoming Events

  • 20 Sep
    Harvest Service 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • 23 Sep
    Parents and children yoga session 07:45 AM to 08:45 AM
  • 26 Sep
    TEMPEST individual photographs 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 20 Sep - 26 Sep
  • 30 Sep - 10 Oct
  • 14 Oct - 21 Oct
  • 24 Oct - 28 Oct
  • 04 Nov - 11 Nov
  • 11 Nov - 25 Nov
  • 28 Nov - 09 Dec
  • 10 Dec - 12 Dec
  • 16 Dec - 16 Dec