Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Abraham

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

Mrs Abraham is our class teacher and Mrs Heathcote and Miss Painter are our Teaching Assistants. Click the pictures below to watch videos from them...


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.  

Things to know

All children have a planner that 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 have been issued.

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!

Here is a story for you to share with your child about life in Reception

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Absence from School:

IMPORTANT - If you are off school due to illness or isolation, then our school learning will be available on Tapestry.  Please refer to the email details that were sent out of how to access your child's Tapestry account.

Our Learning Journey

W/B 16.11.20

Wow, what a week!! The children have gone back into the past and looked at 'old' toys. Some very kind parents lent us the toys they played with when they were small and we compared them to the toys we play with now. We have enjoyed playing with 'old' toys, playing old games like hopscotch and we even made our own cup and ball game. 


A huge well done to Orla who has been awarded Miss Kennerley’s ‘Above and Beyond’ certificate for her determination and resilience when reading. She has made so much progress this term, we’re so proud of you!!

W/B 09.11.20

This week, we have been talking about toys. The boys and girls brought their favourite toys in from home, to share with their friends in class. They have had lots of fun hunting for the teddies sounds hidden around our outdoor area, selling toys in our very own toy shop, and making posters for Mrs Abraham's lost rabbit. On Wednesday the children thought about the soldiers who had lost their lives in war and on Friday they had lots of fun taking parting in Pudsey activities. We can't wait to see what we will be learning next week!!



W/B 02.11.20

It has been so lovely coming back after a couple of weeks of sickness and half-term, to be welcomed back to class with HUGE smiles from my gorgeous class!! This week, we have had lots of fun learning about Guy Fawkes and his connection to bonfire night. We have been very creative including making our very own rockets and firework patterns using paint and teabags!


On Friday we had our first whole school 'Celebration' assembly via Zoom! It was lovely to see all the other classes and to hear what great things have been happening around school this week. Well done to Jake-Junior for achieving Miss Kennerley’s 'Above and Beyond' award. He has been demonstrating how to be a kind friend to everyone in our class and in Preschool!! 

W/B 05.10.20

It has been another busy week in Reception!! On Monday we went on a leaf hunt and collected a HUGE amount of leaves. We then used the leaves over the week to make lots of lovely craft pieces...

We have also loved learning about the importance of Harvest, where our food comes from, and how it is farmed. The children rose to the challenge of collecting every single item from Mr. Jervis' Harvest food collection list (and EVEN MORE)!!! We were overjoyed with the generosity of our Reception families - thank you so much!!!

W/B 28.09.20

What a fabulous week! The children have worked SO hard on their phonics, reading and Maths!! They have been sound detectives, segmented and blended words starting with 'r', and have talked about numbers that are significant to them...


A super well done to Sofia who has been awarded Miss Kennerley’s ‘Above and beyond’ certificate for being a kind friend. We’re so proud of you!!

W/B 21.09.20

We can’t quite believe we are already halfway through our first half term and what a great week we have had!!! The children have painted some incredible self-portraits, shared photos of their family, and sorted various objects into colours, quantities, or size.


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


W/B 14.09.20

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


We have done some amazing writing about ourselves, shown the adults how incredible we are with our counting and number recognition, and played some phonics games on ipads to support our learning.

W/B 07.09.20

A massive well done to Reception class for settling in brilliantly on their first full week at school. We have been thrilled to see lots of happy faces each morning! The children have been working hard at establishing routines, which we will continue to develop over the next few weeks. All the children have done really well at sitting and listening so far and have amazed us with their enthusiasm for learning! Keep it up, guys!! 


Autumn Term 1

We will begin our journey completing a whole school project based on the book ‘Here We Are’ written by Oliver Jeffers.

We will then move on to our topic 'Then and Now'.  Click on the picture below to see our intended learning for the term...




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