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Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception at Red Hill

In the Early Years at Red Hill we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life by teaching them skills and providing memorable experiences. We strive to create happy, confident and well-rounded individuals with a love of learning and to create success in the future. Adults provide high quality interactions and together with parents provide the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and fulfil their potential.

We would like to warmly welcome your child into Reception and are very much looking forward to watching them develop into independent learners as they start their journey through Red Hill Primary School.

At Red Hill we have three reception classes:-

RB - Mrs Balaj, Mrs Galloway & Mrs Budden

RC- Miss Castelino & Mrs O'Neill

RMS - Mrs Mitson, Miss Shepherd & Mrs Young

Our Learning

Reception have been extremely excited starting their topic: Traditonal Tales. They have started their entry point by tasting different types of ginger and baking gingerbread men. They will be visiting Pizza Express and innovating the story Gingerbread man to Pizza Man as their exit point. 

We have begun our Phonics, Reading, Writing and Mathematic teaching. We follow the Little Wandle programme for phonics in which the children are taught a collection of sounds (phonemes) at a rapid pace, therefore allowing them to blend (read) and segment (spell) a range of three letter words. In Mathematics, we will begin by concentrating on numbers and counting to ensure that all children are confident at recognising and writing numbers to 10 and counting amounts to 10. We follow the White Rose scheme of work and also Numberblocks.

Maths at home

Below you will find some links to further support Maths at home.






Reading at home

Below you will find some links to further support reading at home.




Phonics at home

Below you will find some links to further support Phonics at home.





Independent Learning Opportunities

Teachers set up the classrooms with a range of exciting and engaging activities that are practical and multi-sensory. Activities are linked to the half termly topic or the key text for the week. Children have a wide range of resources in the classrooms that they can access freely to support their independent learning activities. Activities are set up to provide children with opportunities to practise their speaking and listening skills and encourage them to practise reading and writing throughout the day. 

Home Work

Reception are given home work on a Friday and this needs to be returned on a Wednesday. 

It includes the phonic sounds we have been learning, Maths questions linked to this weeks maths focus and a Topic question. 

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