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Literacy in the Early Years is split into two aspects; 

Writing: Writing in reception plays a part in everything that we do. Children begin their day with a short physical development session, this may include dough disco to develop the muscles in our hands to help with pencil grip, writing our names or practising correct number formation. As the year progresses the children should use their phonic knowledge to begin to write simple words and captions which will lead on to writing sentences and stories.

Reading: Reading in reception is taught through the use of daily phonics lessons. Children are taught how to identify the sounds(phonemes) in words and how to blend them together to read simple words and sentences. Children are also taught how to identify irregular words( words that can not be sounded out phonetically). Children are encouraged to enjoy a range of books including non-fiction and express their understanding through role-play, talking partners and creative activities. 

Reception Parents Reading meeting will take place on Thursday 19th October 9:15am

Owl Babies

Owl Babies- Video

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Enjoy this animated version of one of Reception's favourite stories.
Can you retell the story at home? can you make your own owl home? Can you write the next chapter of the story?

You can read anywhere you like!

Giant Mark making- Can you guess what our tricky word is?

D.E.A.R- Drop everything and read! Thank you to our Yr5 buddies for reading to us we loved it, what fantastic role-models.

Stanley's Stick

Our next scheme of work will be based on the book, ‘Stanley’s Stick.’ This wonderfully imaginative book is based on the adventures of a little boy and the endless possibilities of a stick.

This story will be a great opportunity for reception to explore our woodland area and enjoy the benefits of Forest school. We will be focusing on physical development, literacy, numeracy and communication and language throughout the topic.

Stanley's Stick

During our exploration of Stanley's Stick we have been usin g our imagination and investiagtive skills to find lots of interesting sticks.

On our first day of hunting we found over 100 sticks, we were very excited and worked as a team to carry them back to reception.

We then explored the sticks further and began sorting them by shape, size and colour. The children picked their favourite one and come up with a fabtastic list of describing words these included; long,bumpy,spikey, smooth and knobbly. Well done everyone!

It was then time to use our imagination to turn our sticks into something new, did you know a stick could be a magic wand? or a rocket or motorbike, well in Reception it can what ever you choose!

Why not take a trip to the park and see what you can find? :) 

Children use numbers in every life so it is vital that they are confident in identifying and using them in a range of different ways.

This half term Reception will be focusing on numbers 1-10 or 1-20.

This will include;

identifying the correct numerals

ordering numbers

correcting missing numbers/ numbers out of sequence

matching number to quantity.

practising correct number formation.


Children will learn these skills in a fun and practical way through their play,small group activities, outdoor learning and interactive games and songs.

One of our favourite songs can be found below- Ask your child to show you the actions and have fun counting!

Count to 20!

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Outdoor maths

Ordering Numbers 1-10 using giant Numicon

Reception Maths passport- Parents session

We had a great morning sharing our maths passport's with our mums and dads. We identified numbers using our Fruit Fling game and amazed our parents with our mixed up number line.

NSPCC Maths Day

Reception had a fantastic few days getting ready for and taking part in the NSPCC maths day. We started our prepartion by designing our own tshirts. Our t-Shirts included some of our favourite numbers, a range of 2d shapes and numicon numberbonds. On the day we wore our t-shirts with pride and took part in a range of fun and parctical maths activities. We made and baked our own numicon using salt dough, used a selection of Maths ICT resources and practised our problemsolving skills on our giant whiteboard. Thanks to everyone who took part and donated to this great cause!