Reception 2019 - 2020

Mrs Abraham

Hello, we are the Reception class! Welcome to our page smiley 

Mrs Abraham is our class teacher and Mrs Heathcote and Mrs Wishart are our Teaching Assistants. This year we welcome 30 children to our Reception class.

In Reception, we learn through play- focusing on all aspects of the children's development. During a typical day, we have fun learning phonics, literacy and maths whilst encouraging and considering the children's physical and social development.  

Our topic this term is 'Then and Now'.  The link below outlines the intended learning for the term...


Things to know

All children have a planner which goes home every day. This is a communication tool between school and home providing space for messages to be passed on and a record of when reading has taken place. In reception, each child is heard reading twice a week. We also focus on recognising sounds and learning ‘tricky words’ which are words we will need to recognise in books. New sounds and tricky words are sent home when the children are ready and confident in their learning. 

We experience a broad and balanced curriculum based on the learning areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage – Physical, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Please go to:  to access your child’s learning journey. User names and passwords will be sent out shortly.

PE takes place on Monday. Remember to have your PE kit in school every day. Wellies are needed in school every day for the outdoor area but especially for our Welly Walks!

Mrs Abraham will be at the classroom door before and after school every day, so please do not hesitate to come and ask any questions!

If you were unable to make it to the Meet the Teacher meeting then please have a look at our presentation...



Useful links (click the images)


Week 1

Firstly, I would like to say a massive well done to Reception class for settling in brilliantly on their first week at school. I was thrilled to see lots of happy faces on the first day! It’s another busy week next week so expect early bedtimes. We are working hard at establishing routines, which will continue to develop over the next few weeks. All the children have done really well at sitting and listening so far, so keep it up!

Home learning diaries:

Over the next couple of weeks, your child will bring home a reading book and home learning diary. Each week I will be signing and leaving a comment in your child’s home learning diary. This is a great way to find out about what your child has been doing really well at in the week and what they might need to work on. If you could sign each week then that would be great. This book is also a great way to contact me about non-urgent issues/concerns as I might not always be available for a chat. If you do leave a message for me then please leave your child’s learning diary in the basket on the window sill just in the classroom door in a morning so I know to look out for any message. For other issues that might need more time to discuss then please book an appropriate time with me. Thank you!

Week 2

Reception are really starting to settle in well and get into the swing of things: putting their book bags in the correct boxes and putting their names in the registration baskets independently. We began our week with our teddy bear picnic. Mayor Holland and Mayor Bear joined us and we had lots of fun playing games and singing song!

Later on in the week, we met our Year 5 buddies. We loved showing them around our classroom and we look forward to building new friends across our school.

A huge well done to Reggie, who achieved our first 'Above and Beyond' award this week. He has settled into life in Reception wonderfully and is beginning to show us his incredible personality laugh.  Well done Reggie, we are very proud of you!


With the colder weather coming it would be great if you encourage your child to put their own coats on themselves and even tackle those fiddly buttons and zips as we will start to encourage this more and more in school. Many thanks for your support.

Week 3

Wow! What a busy week we have had, with lots of new learning! This week, we have begun working on writing our names and our phonics. So far we have learnt the sounds: s, a, t, p.


We have also been drawing amazing pictures of our school, showing the adults how incredible we are with our counting and number recognition and playing some phonics games on ipads to support our learning.

This week, Ava achieved Miss Kennerley’s 'Above and Beyond' award. She has wowed us all with her phonic knowledge and letter formation. Keep it up Ava! Great work!

Week 4

We can’t quite believe we are already half way through our first half term and what a great week we have had!!! On Wednesday, Dental Playbox came to visit us. We had lots of fun learning about how to look after our teeth. We practised brushing our teddies teeth and looked at which food and drink were good (and not so good) for our teeth. Did you know that you shouldn’t wash your mouth out after brushing as this washes away the toothpaste goodness from around your teeth?!


This week, Thomas B achieved Miss Kennerley’s 'Above and Beyond' award. He has been a great role model in class, showing us how to use our listening ears on the carpet. Well done Thomas, we’re very proud of you!


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