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Welcome to the Reception webpage, we hope this page gives you all of the information about Reception that you need. If you would like information about anything else please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Clarke & Mrs Lavender.

Summer Term in Reception


We will be reading Silly Doggy by Adam Stower and learning to:


  • Read and understand simple sentences Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately
  • Read some common irregular words
  • Demonstrate understanding about what they have read


  • Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match spoken sounds
  • Spell some common irregular words
  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others
  • Apply taught digraphs and trigraphs into writing
  • Write words with adjacent consonants


  • Phase 3: Set 11
  • Phase 4: Set 12

We will also be reading non-fiction texts about zoo and safari animals and their habitats. Children will continue to bring home a reading for pleasure book and nursey rhyme each week, and phonics books will be allocated online via the Active Learn Phonics Bug website.


  •  Exploring Patterns
  • Counting on and counting back
  • Numbers to 20

We will be further developing our understanding of numbers to 20, practising counting on and counting back, and exploring patterns.


  • Pentecost

  • Reconciliation

  • Universal Church

We will be studying topics related to ‘Good News’, ‘Friends’, and ‘Our World’.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be using a range of materials to build safari enclosures, create maps and props for a bear hunt, and creating footprints and paw marks.

Understanding the World

We will be developing our understanding of the world by exploring our school environment to observe seasonal changes, learning about pets, zoo and safari animals, exploring artificial habitats, and planting and observing the growth of wild flowers.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be using role play to explore how different characters express emotions through facial expressions, working in groups with a common goal, and discussing what makes us feel sad.


Striking and Fielding

We will be developing the skills needed to play games based around striking and fielding.


Animal Safari

We will be using iPads independently to collect and record information.


Health and Well-Being

We will be learning about how to look after our physical health, thinking about growing and changing; and exploring the ways of keeping safe.

News from our Reception class

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