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Welcome to Reception’s Page. Our class names are R1 and R2. Miss Osborne is the class teacher for R1 and the EYFS leader. Mrs Connolly is the class teacher for R2.  Mrs Berry is also a teacher in Reception. Mrs Achilleos and Mrs Neserajah are Reception’s Teaching Assistants. 

We will be supporting your child to work towards achieving all the Early Learning Goals for each of these Areas of Learning and Development by the end of Reception, through play based activities and adult planned activities.

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What are Reception learning


We have been listing to some poems and thinking about words that rhyme. We created actions to go with the words. We are now learning about different traditional tales in preparation for our Fairy-tale ball!


We have been using different manipulatives to find out how many. We have used our fingers, cubes, numicon and lots of other equipment to count and then adding ‘one more’ or ‘one less’.


In our RE topic, we have been thinking about Beginnings and in particular, baptism. We looked at family photos and talked about the different communities/groups we belong to. We learnt that baptism is a way for us to join God’s family. We also listened to the first stories in the bible and heard how it describes God making the world.

Understanding the world

In anti-bullying week, we thought about how to be a good friend and why we wore odd socks-because we are all unique and special!

We have learnt about what Remembrance day is for and made poppies.


Reception using their communication skills in computing. Using the bee bots and Simple City, we communicated with each other and discussed what the bee bots do and what food they ordered at the café in Simple City.

Nativity Play

Reception bravely performed The Nativity story to all of the parents, carers and children in our school.   The version of the birth of Jesus they retold was called "A Miracle In Town".  Their singing was sublime, we were so proud of their acting and they looked beautiful. We wish you a special Christmas full of magic! 



At St Edmund’s we use ‘Little Wandle’ to teach phonics, common exception words and to support early reading development.

In Reception your child will be taught phonics every day.

Alongside the teaching of phonics, every child will be provided with daily opportunities to apply their phonic knowledge and skills in reading and spelling.

Listen to how to pronounce the sounds using this link‚Äč


Home Reading

Home Reading

Book Bags – Book bags need to come in on Mondays. If they do not come in on Monday they will not be changed. Book Bags go home on Thursday.

Home Reading Book – This book is for your child to read.  At first your child will have non- worded books and then they will progress onto worded books. The books will include de-codeable words and tricky words that they will receive weekly.

Library Book– Your child will select a library book of their choice each week. This is for you to read to your child and your child is not expected to read this book.

Reading Record– Your child will have a reading record book.  You need to sign and make a comment in this book about how your child is reading. If the book is not signed we will not change your child’s books.

Useful Phonics Websites to Support Reading

Hear the Sounds

Sounding and Blending

Hear the Sounds-

Learn the Actions

Sounding and Blending-

Includes further Information on each phase as well as printable resources and links to online games-  

A wide range of games for sounds, words and rhyming-  

Search engine designed for schools where you can find a wide range of resources and activities with a phonics focus-

A parent and carers’ guide to tricky words-

A Parent and carers’ guide to pronouncing phonemes-


Homework is put onto ‘Google Classrooms’ on Thursday and is to be handed in on Monday.  There will be an English and Maths Homework set weekly.

There will also be weekly phonics and words to learn. Your child is only expected to read the weekly words not write them. When your child is completing their reading, we will also ask your child to read the words and know their phonics.

Once a half-term your child will also be set an R.E. homework and a reading comprehension homework.

From time to time we will send home name writing sheets so that your child can practise writing their name. We use pre cursive letter formation in Reception which may mean that your child will need to practise more often if they have learnt to write their name in a different style.

Use the homework book provided if your child is asked to write for their homework but do not send it into school.

Children will have individual logins for the Active Learn website and Numbots website. Active learn has phonics games and online books to support your child with their reading. Each week a new book will be added to their account. There are pointer and support for parents inside the front and back cover to help you in supporting your child with their reading. Numbots is an interactive online website to support children to develop understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating.


Reception’s PE day is Thursday morning and Tuesday morning. Please send your child into school wearing their PE Kits not their school uniforms on Tuesdays. 

Earrings- Your child is not allowed to wear earrings on Tuesdays. These should be removed before your child comes to school. We are not allowed to remove earrings.

PE kits – Your child should wear a plain white polo or round neck t-shirt, a plain navy sweatshirt and plain navy jogging bottoms with plain navy shorts underneath. In the summer your child can wear plain navy shorts. Only plain black trainers or plimsolls are allowed.

Parent & School Link

Wow Moments

We know that school is not the only place that your child will be making progress and learning new things. We would love to hear about these ‘WOW ‘ moments. Feel free to write down these new achievements on a ‘wow card’ and send them in with your child. E.G “Thomas wrote his name independently”, “Thomas ate all of his vegetables”, “Thomas recognised the bus number 78”. We will share your child’s achievements with their class and display on our wall.

All About Me Book

Please share your child’s experiences outside of school by writing a short entry into this book. You may visit the cinema, a party, a museum or go for a nature walk. You could stick in cinema receipt, a map from the museum, a party invitation or leaves/flowers collected from your walk. The children love this opportunity to talk about their experiences, and it is a great opportunity for them to develop their confidence and speaking and listening skills in front of a group. Children really love to share photographs of the experiences too! If you are unable to print your pictures out, please load them onto 'Stream' in the Google Classroom.