Welcome to Dove Bank


Welcome to Reception Class!

I am Mrs Hewitt and I am very excited to be your Teacher this year.

This year, Reception PE with ASM will be on Friday mornings. Please remember to bring your book bag on Tuesdays and Fridays so that we can change books. We are looking forward to joining whole school assemblies after October half term. 

This term our topic is …

Who lives in your house?

Think about:

  • Who is in your family? Do you have any brothers or sisters? or maybe even Pets?
  • What is a family? Why are all families different? Why is it okay to be different?
  • Where do you live? Are there any shops nearby? Is it close to school?
  • What do you like doing at home? Why?
  • Who are your friends? Why are they your friends? How did you meet them?


This half term, we will be thinking about:

  • Making and building relationships 
  • Exploring our new environment.
  • Learning our RWI Set 1 phonics sounds.
  • Writing our name with a capital letter.
  • Using our phonic knowledge to help us segment and blend CVC word e.g. c-a-t.
  • Using number names correctly.
  • Recognising, ordering and writing numbers to 5.

Extra activities to try at home

We are working hard to practise our blending skills for reading. Practise blending using the Phase 2 games ‘Buried Treasure’ and ‘Dragons Den’ (Sets 1-4):



In Reception, we love reading!   

Click here to find out the 100 picture books to read before you are five – How many have you read?

Click here to  find out about the featured books for 3+

Here are some websites that you might find useful:

For a range of links in different subject visit BBC Bitesize

Visit White Rose Maths Home Learning 

You should now have your login Login details for the following sites:


Topic Webs 2022 – 2023


Who lives in your house ? (Autumn 1)

For Reception Long Term Plan please click here