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Reception Curriculum Overview



Hello Everyone,


Well we almost made it to the end of term, but not quite. Let's hope we have a healthy and happy Summer term. 

The Nursery curriculum is progressing as planned and our daily phonics lessons are going so well. We have now started learning to recognise and write set 1 speed sounds.  All children should have a R.W.I alphabet card to refer to as we learn each new letter (these went home in their homework packs). Our weekly homework tasks are well received and children love to show their work to the class on a Monday. We are really pleased with how well our children are listening and learning.

Now that the weather is warming up a bit, your child may not wish to bring a coat to school everyday, but I would ask that you check the weather forecast daily so you don't get caught out. We encourage the children to wear a sunhat on sunny days. Please write their name in it. School shoes must be worn, no sandals please.

Our Traditional tale for this half term is 'Jack And The Beanstalk'. A very familiar and much loved story that we all know. This ties in to our topic on growing. Encourage your child to learn the story sequence and practice retelling the story in their own words.

We will continue to change reading books on a weekly basis. Please share lots of stories if you are at home and if you read your child's reading book with them, make a note in their reading diary. It really helps us to get a picture of who is reading at home.

We will be learning about the life-cycle of the butterfly this half term and are looking forward to rearing our very own butterflies. Wish us luck!

Mrs. Bickley and I are really pleased that all our children are now using the bathroom independently. We do still anticipate the odd accident  though, so we will hang on to spare clothes for a while longer.


Sincere thanks for your continued support.

Kindest regards

Mrs. Suthern


Reception Class Newsletter Summer term 2021


Welcome to our summer term! Our last term in Reception! I hope you all had a lovely Easter break with lots of Easter Chocolate from the Easter Bunny. This term we will be doing lots of learning to prepare us for Year 1. It’s been a crazy year with lots of time off unfortunately; therefore we have lots of catching up to do. Even though we’ve had a lot of time at home we’ve still had a fantastic 2 terms, enjoy your last one J


Our last term

  • Celebrating finishing their first year in school
  • Prepare children for their transition into Year 1


Farms & Mini Beasts

  • Learning about lots of animals on the farm & transport
  • Exploring all different mini beasts in our gardens and play areas
  • Activities linked to our 2 topics



  • Exploring how to express themselves more through dance
  • Expressing their feelings using words
  • Exploring how friendships can change and grow



  • Listen and enjoy stories
  • Complete lots of activities around our class books
  • Creating stories from story maps



  • Recognising and investigating changes in the environment
  • The weather changing and how we can wear different clothing
  • Comparing it to other seasons we’ve learnt about


Reading & Writing

  • Learning to write independent sentences using our phonetical knowledge
  • Learning to read words by orally segmenting
  • Learning to read phonics sound and blend orally to help with our reading



  • Carry on learning and exploring our numbers 1-10
  • Learning to compare numbers and recognise the value
  • Adding and subtracting
  • Patterns and shapes


Don’t forget about homework. It is sent home every Friday and to be returned by the following Friday. Their reading books and reading diaries need to be brought in everyday to help us at school read with your child and change their books.


Thank you for your support, if you ever need a quick chat please don’t hesitate to ask for one,


Miss. Wilde and Miss. Robinson J


Phonics is the foundation for children beginning their reading journey. In Reception we follow the scheme created by Read Write Inc. Through Read Write Inc children can build on letter formation while learning to read.


Please view the video below to see the Read Write Inc pronunciation of sounds.


Also there is a great website called Phonics Play that helps with lots of phonics learning through games :)



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All of the children really enjoy sharing books and retelling stories.


Please read with your child as often as you can to help them become familiar with storytelling and reading. Reception children also have reading records for you to fill in each time you read together.

Phonics Guidance for Parents

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