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Reception: Red and Blue

Welcome to Reception!


The teachers are excited to meet all the pupils starting in Reception this year and are looking forward to a fabulous year of learning ahead.

Our main focus for the start of this half term will be settling the pupils into a regular routine and encouraging them to become independent learners and individuals.


Our focus this term will be ‘People who help us’, which Reception will explore through a collection of non-fiction texts.

In English, Reception will be introducing the pupils to our phonics scheme ‘Read Write Inc.’ The pupils will be learning the sound associated with each letter of the alphabet and will begin to use these letter sounds in their writing. Pupils will be learning to recognise their own name and familiar words to support them with their reading. Pupils will be encouraged to mark make and begin to represent sounds in words through writing activities such as lists and forms in the role play areas.


The role play area in Reception will be a ‘hospital’ where pupils will have the opportunity to act out a real life experience. They will take on the role of doctors and nurses and will make notes and write prescriptions for the sick patients. Another role play area that the children will have the opportunity to explore is the ‘hair salon’ in which they will learn to style hair using different techniques and tools. In the outdoor area there will be a ‘car wash’ role play area where pupils will have the opportunity to drive their cars and clean them.


In Maths, pupils will be learning to recognise and order numbers up to 20 and will be working on developing careful counting strategies such as 1:1 correspondence. Pupils will practise these skills through every day experiences such as recognising and counting out the correct number of coins to pay for medicine at the hospital. Reception will be using number rhymes to begin early calculation, finding one more and one less than a number to 10 and will be providing pupils will lots of practical opportunities to embed these skills. This term Reception will also be exploring 2D and 3D shape names and properties and will be learning to name and describe shapes using mathematical language.


We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead.


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