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PE DAY: Friday

HOMEWORK: Wednesday, Return Tuesday.

Reading diary and book to be in school everyday.




SUPPORT STAFF: Mrs A Gumber & Mr I Hayaat

PE DAY: Friday

HOMEWORK: Wednesday, Return Tuesday.

Reading diary and book to be in school everyday.

WOW Work

How have Reception been impressing their teachers this week?…

RLT – Ruqayyah and Khadijah in RLT have really impressed me by using what they have been learning in phonics to independently write sentences during child initiated learning.


Our school year 2020-21

Click here to find out what Reception were learning in the Autumn term!




Spring term for our Reception children will begin with Counting to and beyond 10. They will then move on to developing their understanding of the One More Than/One Less Than relationship between consecutive numbers. The children will have the opportunity to develop their spatial reasoning skills by selecting, rotating and manipulating Shapes before exploring the Composition of Numbers to 10. Towards the latter end of the term, Reception will enhance their ability to automatically recall Number Bonds for the numbers 0-10, they will compare Length, Weight and Capacity and will finish by Composing and Decomposing Shapes to recognise shapes can have other shapes within them.



In Reception, the children will be closely following the RWI Phonics scheme. Here the children will develop their Phonetic knowledge, each activity being tailored to every child’s specific Phonetic ability.

The children will be working on hearing the initial sound sounds in words and will also progress on to using their skills to read and write basic CVC words. For further and more detailed information regarding how Phonics works here at Reedswood, please click here to find out more!


Class Reader

Throughout Spring, Reception will have the enjoyment and pleasure of listening to a plethora of stories. Here the children will engage in open discussions with their teachers and peers about what they have read. Here is a list of the fantastic stories our children will be listening to:

Stick Man (Board Book) - Scholastic Shop One Snowy Night (A Tale from Percy's Park): Amazon.co.uk: Butterworth,  Nick, Butterworth, Nick: Books The Gruffalo's Child: Amazon.co.uk: Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Books The Jolly Postman: Amazon.co.uk: Ahlberg, Allan, Ahlberg, Janet:  9780670886241: Books

Love Monster: Bright, Rachel: 9780374346461: Amazon.com: Books KIDS PREFERRED Guess How Much I Love You: McBratney, Sam, Jeram, Anita:  Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food (Exploring the  Everyday): Amazon.co.uk: Butterworth, Chris, Gaggiotti, Lucia:  9780763665036: Books The Runaway Pancake: For tablet devices (Usborne First Reading: Level Four)  eBook: Mackinnon, Mairi, Provantini, Silvia: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store Monkey Puzzle: Amazon.co.uk: Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Books

The Lion and the Mouse Printables, Classroom Activities, Teacher Resources|  RIF.org The Chicken that Hatched a Cow: Amazon.co.uk: Adam Bestwick, Claire Evans:  9781910851050: Books Lifecycles: From Egg To Chicken by Gerald Legg | Hachette Childrens UK


Themes Across the Curriculum

During the Spring term, the children will begin with a focus on ‘Good Morning Jack Frost’! They will then engage with ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ with a link to Valentine’s Day before progressing on to an exploration of food through the theme ‘Food For Life’. 

The Reception children will then have fun learning about the exotic topic ‘Walking Through the Jungle’. Towards the end of the term the children will then get creative with ‘Let’s Celebrate Mother’s Day’ and finish with ‘The Circle of Life’. 

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