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Reception Class

This term our topic is …

How do we celebrate?

We will be thinking about a wide range of celebrations including Bonfire night, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas.

Think about:

  • What occasions do you celebrate? Who do you celebrate with?
  • What special food do you eat for your celebrations?
  • Why do we celebrate these special occasions?
  • What kind of Christmas traditions do you have?
  • Explain to a friend what your favourite celebration is, and why you like it. 

This half term, we will be thinking about:

  • Writing our name, starting with a capital letter.
  • Forming the letters we have learnt using their correct letter formation.
  • Writing lists using initial sounds.
  • Using our phonic knowledge to help us segment and blend CVC word e.g. c-a-t.
  • Counting forwards and backwards to 10.
  • Recognising, ordering and writing numbers to 5.
  • Exploring number facts.
  • Practise our ‘subitising’ skills – develop our ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them.

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+

We have learnt the actions to the story of the ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. Watch the video and join in here.

Here are some websites that you might find useful:




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Topic Webs 2020-2021

Who lives in your house  (Autumn 1)
How do we celebrate ? (Autumn 2)

For Reception Long Term Plan please click here