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Reception – Miss Robinson

Welcome to Class Reception!


Throughout this year your children will be working closely with:

Miss Robinson – Class Teacher

Mrs McKinnell – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Knowles – Teaching Assistant (Tuesday)



Tell Me a Story 


Welcome to St Anne's C of E Primary School 

This term our topic is ‘Tell Me a Story’.  Throughout the topic we will be reading a range of traditional tales and stories that link to different foods. 


In English we will be looking at how to retell a story.  We will be using the talk for writing method which uses a story map and actions to help us.  When completing all of our pieces of writing, we will be using our phonics skills to sound out words and aiming to use finger spaces and full stops consistently.


In Phonics we are moving on to Phase 3 letters and sounds. The majority of Phase 3 sounds are digraphs and trigraphs, which we will be learning to read and write in our daily phonics sessions. There are also a number of new tricky words for us to learn, which we will hopefully begin to use in our writing.


In Maths we will be exploring 'more or less' and comparing groups of objects to identify which group has fewer/more objects than the other. We will then move on to finding one more and one less than a given number or group of objects. It is essential that the children master these skills, as it will help them when they come to solving simple addition and subtraction problems. We will also be consolidating our understanding of measurement, by learning about weight, height, length and capacity.


In Topic we will be using our 5 senses to explore different foods.  We will be extending our vocabulary to think about different adjectives we could use to describe the foods we are looking at. We will also be tasting some foods to decide which foods we like and which foods we dislike. 


Key information:


Please make sure that all clothing is labelled including PE kits and shoes.


Water Bottles and Snacks

We have fresh water and cups available all day. Children can also bring their own

named water filled bottle. We provide free fruit on a daily basis or your child can bring their own piece of fruit for morning snack.



We will be sharing lots of books in school and it is important that this continues at home. To support your child at home we encourage that they read with you daily. If they read for a minimum of 3 times a week and note it in their diaries they will receive a remarkable reader sticker and when they have done this for 5 weeks they will receive a prize. 


Every Wednesday morning Class Reception and Key Stage 1 will be opening their doors for our Early Bird Reading session at 8.30.  Please feel free to come along and share a book together before the start of school.  


In Class we have two dog teddy bears called Meg and Max.  Like the children in Class Reception they are learning to read and over the course of the year will be coming to stay with you for three nights.  They will bring with them their reading diary, a selection of books and some activities to complete.  We hope you have lots of fun when they come to visit.  





This term we will be doing football on a Tuesday  morning. This will sometimes change so it is advisable for your child to have their indoor and outdoor named kit in school all week.





Activities to support your learning at home:

  • Practice writing your first and surname.  How many letters are in your name? What letters make up your name? Can you think of other words which start with the same letter as your name?
  • Practice forming letters and using their phonic knowledge to sound out and write simple words and sentences. Think about the shape of letters and their start and finish points.
  • Look for words in the environment.  You could read labels on packets or tine, read signs and labels in your home, shops or on the street.
  • Read numbers that you see everyday. such as house numbers or car registration plates.  
  • Think about and discuss mathematical concepts in everyday life. talk about the time, use money when out shopping, weigh when cooking or baking add subtract, double, half and measure.
  • Count familiar objects, such as stairs or shoes.  Can you count up to 20 forwards and backwards? How many doors are in your house?
  • Share stories together and enjoy story time! Talk about the stories you have read and pretend to be one of the characters. Encourage your child to sound out simple words and blend them together. 
  • Develop your gross and fine motor skills.  Can you ride a bike? Can you jump and balance?  Can you use scissors to cut to cut lines and shapes? Can you make marks with crayons, pencils, pens, chalks, water or paint?
  • Have fun, explore, laugh and make memories!!

Our Classroom

Forest School - Session 4

Forest School - Session 3

People Who help Us - A visit from the Fire Brigade

Early Bird Reading

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