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Reception: Red and Blue



Welcome back, Reception!


The teachers hope that the pupils have had a lovely Easter break and are looking forward to a busy term ahead.


Pupils will continue to learn about a variety of concepts through the ‘Power of Reading’ approach in their lessons. The book ’10 Things I Can Do To Help My World’ will be providing both fiction and non-fiction reading opportunities for the children, with relatable experiences and thought provoking text providing pupils with opportunities to think critically about the world around them.


Pupils will be developing their reading, writing and prediction skills by using the Power of Reading book as a focus across the different activities in the learning environment. Using their phonics, pupils will be reading and writing about how the world around us is changing and how we can work together to improve the world by thinking about being kind to our planet.


The role-play areas this half term will be a dentist’s surgery, a garden centre and a recycling centre. These will offer opportunities for pupils to use their reading, writing and maths skills, as well as gaining an understanding of the different things around us in the community and our environment.


Maths will continue to focus on numbers to 10 and their composition. Pupils have previously focussed on accurate counting and now they know the sequence of numbers, using different representations of these numbers and exploring how they are made is the next step in their maths journey.  Maths will continue to be present around the learning environment, with numerous opportunities for counting, adding and subtracting.


Pupils will continue to have opportunities to express their creativity through different media such role-play, song, making and creating. Songs and rhymes will support learning across the areas, including during lessons based around ’10 Things I Can Do To Help My World’.

PE will continue to take place on a Friday, and pupils will be developing their skills across a variety of sports-based contexts. On Fridays, pupils should come to school dressed in the correct PE kit.


We are looking forward to a very busy and exciting half term ahead.

Reception Recommended Reading


  1. Seasons- DK first facts
  2. Tyrannosaurus drip- Julia Donaldson
  3. We’re going on a bear hunt- Michael Rosen
  4. The Gruffalo- Julia Donaldson
  5. Mad about minibeasts- Giles Andreae
  6. What the ladybird heard- Julia Donaldson
  7. The hungry caterpillar- Eric Carle
  8. We’re going to find the monster- Malorie Blackman
  9. Handa’s Surprise- Eileen Browne
  10.  Colour monster- Anna Llenas
  11.  Shark in the park- Nick Sharratt
  12. Elmer- David McKee
  13.  Tiger who came to tea- Judith Kerr
  14. Oliver’s Wood- Sue Hendra
  15. Yucky Worms- Vivian French