Welcome to Reception!

Welcome everybody to the Reception section of the website. 

Class Teachers: RW Mrs Spoor and Mrs Boden

RS Mr Billington

RH Ms.TunerTaylor

LSAs: Mrs Taylor, Miss Shields, Miss Roscoe, Mrs Allen, Mrs Stone and Mrs Phillingham (Speech and Language)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Reception team. 


Reading at home

In Reception, it is important that you read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record. Children must have it signed to gain their sticker for the sticker chart. Children who read 5 times a week can earn 2 stickers. A member of the Reception team will check reading records daily, so please ensure that reading records are returned to school each morning. 


Oxford Owl Log Ins - Please see the link under Home Learning Due to School Closure to access the Oxford Owl Website. Then click on 'my class login' to access the ebooks and other activities.


Reception- Username: lhrec

                   Password: 1234



Tapestry is an online learning journal that documents a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years. Using photos, videos and diary entries, Tapestry ‘weaves’ the story of your child and how they are growing and developing. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having,  whilst also uploading their own comments and media.

If you can not access Tapestry please give your child’s class teacher your email address to activate your account.



Our P.E. day is Tuesday. 

A gentle reminder that our school P.E. kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports, without visible branding. 

Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time, but are also offered a piece of fruit from each day. Bread sticks and milk can be purchased at the start of each half-term (please speak to the school office about this.



In daily Maths sessions,  we will continue to practice counting forwards and backwards to 20, remembering those tricky teen numbers. This half term we will look at addition and subtraction number sentences and how we can work these out in different ways. We will also look at number bonds to 5, then 10. We are also learning to form numerals correctly, you could practise this at home.



We are making lots of progress with our writing! We have been practising our pencil grip and control and forming our letters correctly. This half term we will continue to practise our sentence structure making sure our sentences have capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will continue to apply our phonic knowledge to writing in a range of exciting ways. We will also be writing exciting sentences using our imagination inside and outside our classroom.



Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics based programme which helps children learn to read whilst also developing a wide range of vocabulary and encouraging a love of stories. It was developed by Ruth Miskin.


In Reception, children will be taught a sound a day and will be assessed regularly by their class teachers. We will continue in our phonics groups learning new sounds, segmenting and blending, reading and key words. Please also practise these at home! 




Our Topic this term is, All creatures GREAT and small.  We can not wait to explore the topic in this half term - and we hope you can't wait to!