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Welcome to Reception!

Learning in Reception
In Reception, our learning revolves around play and children will be given the opportunity to explore and investigate learning with independence.  As part of our continuous provision, the children are given set times throughout the day where they can independently choose which areas they would like to learn in: both classrooms, shared area or outdoor learning environment.  To learn more about how children learn in reception watch our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AUl3KGRebU&t=30s

Reception are extremely luckily to have a very large outdoor learning environment exclusively for the Reception children!

Here you will find our overview of the learning that will take place in Reception 

The Reception Team are:

Gruffalo – Mrs Dench and Mrs Fawcett

Rainbow Fish – Miss Peacock and Miss Zaiger

Spring 1 Outline

You can download our yearly overview at the bottom of the page.

One last reminder…. The important of reading! Please read with your child every day even if it is just one page, or doing their flashcard words. Every child has a Bug Club login which gives them access to lots of books to read at home. If you have lost your log in please ask you teacher!

As a reminder you can also find our yearly Overview below which outlines what your child will be learning this year.


Obviously this term is now looking a little different to what we planned. However, our topic of “How can we help?” based around heroes is still going ahead! As you know, we have started this week thinking about cartoon heroes such as Ocotnauts and Paw Patrol. For the next few weeks, we will extend this by thinking about people who help us every day, such as the police or a people in the NHS.

Of course, we will be looking at superheroes too with a special focus on the Super-Tato book, in which Super-Tato will help us deal with the Evil Pea running loose! We will be writing wanted posters and working out ways to catch him too.

In Maths, we will continue to use the number blocks and other materials to support their understanding of number including addition and subtraction.  Our English focus continues to be on supporting the children with using their phonics to read and write. As children are at such different levels with this, you will be asked to attend different zooms depending on your child’s need.

Homework continues to just be:

·         Reading on Bug Club

·         Doing your word cards

Both of these could also be completed during ‘Early Morning work’.​



One very important activity you can do is read with your child every day, including doing their word cards. Remember when you do the word cards to use them as flashcards but also to try and build sentences with them. You can record this on Tapestry or access bugclub. Bug club gives you access to electronic boos.  You can sign onto Bug Club using your username the teacher provided at www.activelearnprimary.co.uk  (Password: read School Code: k3xx)  School reading books should be left in school on Friday’s and new books will be issued on Mondays.


Encourage your child to read and write simple words and sentences using their phonics each day. You can find out more about how we teach phonics at the Crescent on the powerpoint below

We are also now able to share our Phonics Play log-in details with you which has lots of fun phonics games for your child to play at home. Visit www.phonicsplay.co.uk and type in the log-in details. Then click resources and select the relevant phase for your child (most of reception are on Phase 2). If you are unsure of the relevant phase please contact your class teacher through Class Dojo. 

Phonics Play log-in details:
Username – TheCrescent
Password – teach

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