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Welcome to Reception Class!

Hello! I am Mrs Hewitt. I am very excited to be your Reception Teacher. I know that school has been a bit different recently and that you haven’t been able to come and visit us but I have been busily preparing to welcome you for when you join school in September.

 Keep exploring books, counting, mark making and having fun over the holidays – and have a rest ready for our new adventures…

Help keep up your skills and get ‘Reception Ready’ here.


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.


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 2021-2022

Who lives in your house  (Autumn 1)

For Reception Long Term Plan please click here