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Welcome to Reception Class!



What we are learning this term


In Literacy we are reading The Gingerbread man. We have been learning how to tell the story through our story map and this will be sent home so that we can read it to our family. We are working really hard with our writing and we have can already write most of the letters so that we can start writing words, labels and sentences. We have written lists so that we can go to the supermarket and some of us will be going over to buy the ingredients using our lists ( we will be taking turns to go every half term).

We have just started to send out library books, these need to be returned every Friday.

Our reading bags need to be in school every day as reading days can changed due to our topic.

gingerbread man


In phonics we have learned the set 1 speedy sounds in the scheme read, write Inc. Some of us are going over the Set 1 again to consolidate our learning whilst others are now working on Set 2. We have learnt how to write our letter sounds ready to write. We are also working on blending words to read.


This half term we will be matching numbers to objects, starting at 1-10 and then onto 10-20. We are also measuring ingredients to make Gingerbread men and playdough. We are just starting to record our adding of two groups as we have worked on this practically already.



Our topic this half term is Fairy tales and Rhymes. We have started with The Gingerbread Man and this originally was going to be read over two weeks, but the children enjoyed it so much that we have extended it for another week. We will be doing some work around The Chinese New Year and will look at a fairy tale from China. We have painted the characters for the stories and have used our cutting skills to cut our own masks out. We will then be looking at another fairy tale for the last two weeks of the children’s choice.



In PE we have been learning a lot of skills. We have been moving around the hall in many different ways, backwards, forward, sideways. We are now learning how to balance a ball on a tennis racket as we have already learned how to throw a ball correctly.

Please make sure that we have PE kits in for Tuesday as it is difficult for the children to do PE without them.


Homework is set every Friday and this consists of a sound book and reading book at present. Soon we will be starting to send home a homework book with work that we need to practise in Maths and Literacy.