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Welcome to Reception

We are all missing our fantastic Reception children and their families at this unprecedented time which we know is difficult, and we understand that home learning is definitely different to school! We hope you are all well and enjoying some time as a family which you may not always have time to do.

We also hope you have enjoyed completing different learning activities and we will be adding new and exciting learning for you to complete at home every Monday before 9 o’clock. Please find under Year Groups then Home Learning.

The Reception Team

Welcome to Reception at Red Hill

We would like to warmly welcome your child into Reception and are very much looking forward to watching them develop into independent learners, who always have a good attitude to their learning.

At Red Hill we have three reception classess:-

RR- Mrs Rackstraw and Mrs Dowsett

RB - Mrs Balaj and Mrs Denyer

RTM - Mrs Mitson and Mrs O'Shea and Mrs Berkes

Overview of the topics for 2019-2020

Autumn 1

All about Me

Autumn 2

People That help Us


Spring 1

Rumble in the Jungle

Spring 2

Once Upon A Time

Summer 1

Out and About


Summer 2

On the Move






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Phonics Meeting 2019

 Following on from our phonics workshops please find below the relevant documents as discussed.

Please feel free to download the resources to support your child's learning. If you have any questions please ask your child's teacher. Don't forget to use your yellow reading record book to ask for new word boxes or more books on Bug Club. The following games are to support your child's learning if you wish to use them. There are also a variety of phonics resources available online.

Every Friday your child will bring home one teacher chosen reading scheme book, a reading scheme book your child has chosen and also a book from our class library. Expectations to read teacher chosen book every day and the other two books fit into your routine. We will still change the teacher chosen book on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please complete reading homework and return to us at the end of every half term.

Reception Information

Please find attached our latest newsletter and recent letters.

Once Upon A Time


Please find the Reception Homework Menu for Spring 2.

World Book Day 2020

For World Book Day we enjoyed dressing up as our favourite character from a book. We also were visited by Year 2 children who shared their favourite books with us.

Bug Club

We are excited for the children to start using Bug Club. Bug club is an online reading program that helps to develop a love of reading that can be accessed using a phone, tablet or computer.  This is part of your child's homework and we would expect you to log in at least three times a week.  At present we are still getting to know the children, please be patient whilst will get the levels correct.

All log in details are in the front of the reading records.


bug club

Look at our Learning!

Library Visit

Reception had an amazing time visiting Chislehurst library! We got read a story and had fun making a hedgehog! We also got a chance to look at some library books as well as borrowing some books for our class library.

Forest School

Outdoor learning takes place in all weathers no such thing as bad or wet weather! All children must be dressed appropriately.  We had the best session this week! Thanks for washing all muddy clothes , please return for next weeks session.  The children and I are hoping for wet weather again!!!

Mrs Rackstraw


Weave The Magic

Reading with Year 6


Local Walk Around Chislehurst

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