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Reception Curriculum Overview



Mrs. Bickley and I are so pleased at how well all the Nursery children have settled in since September. Our Covid safety precautions seem to be working, as we have all managed to stay well so far. The morning entrance routine will continue, and I thank you all for your patience, as we check temperatures and limit pupil and parent numbers in the cloakroom. The classroom windows remain open throughout the day to aid ventilation, so please make sure your child wears their school jumper or cardigan as it can get a bit chilly. 

As you know lots of our learning is done outdoors on a daily basis so it is important that children wear a suitable coat, especially as the weather turns colder. If children come to school in wellies during bad weather, they must change into school shoes on arrival.

Children will be bringing a Homework Bag home this half term, which contains a pencil and a pack of crayons. We will add a simple worksheet task each week to be completed at home. These bags should be brought to school every day along with Reading Folders.

Reading books are changed on a Wednesday, and we are thrilled with the progress the children are making, recounting their stories in detail. Well done to all our parents for taking the time to share your child's storybook regularly and for completing their reading diaries. 

Please check out our Medium Term Planning overview to follow the topics and learning objectives for this half term.

I hope you are all enjoying being connected via Class Dojo. It is a great way for us to communicate. I will keep posting photos and relevant info to keep you in the loop. Please don't hesitate to message me at anytime if you have a question or just to send a picture. I love to see what our children get up to at the  weekend.

Sincere thanks for your continued support.

Kindest regards

Mrs. Suthern


Reception Summer Newsletter


Hello everyone, I am so impressed with how the children have settled into Reception, they have taken on new routines in the classroom and have blown me away by how quickly and sensibly they have done this. We have also been loved getting to know your children J


We follow the EYFS curriculum for planning activities and experiences within the setting and the children have daily carpet sessions where we focus on phonics, number, stories and speaking and listening. We also consider the interests of the children and provide activities that further develop these.


Settling in

  • Established routines and timetables
  • Remembering to follow our Golden rules – Walk sensibly, Use quiet voices, Use kind hands, Learn with it, enjoy it and put it back



  • Learning about our similarities and differences
  • Remembering to wash our hands having been to the toilet
  • Looking into our health and wellbeing
  • Talking about ourselves and our families



  • The Colour Monster – we will be reading this story
  • Talking about our emotions
  • Talking about what makes us feel these emotions


Traditional Tales

  • Listening to and enjoying Traditional Tales
  • Creating a story map & using it to retell the story
  • Musical accompaniment to the story
  • Learning vocabulary for telling stories 



  • Recognising and investigating changes in the environment; the autumn colours, weather etc
  • Counting and sorting acorns, conkers, etc
  • Making leaf prints and rubbings


Reading & Writing

  • Learning to read and write our names
  • Learning to hold a pencil properly
  • Learning to read phonics sound and blend orally to help with our reading



  • Learning our numbers 1 – 10
  • Looking into the value of each number
  • Counting objects to make these numbers



  • The Christmas story
  • Making – cards, decorations etc
  • Learning, joining in  with and performing Christmas songs


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.


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

Hungry Little Minds