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Welcome to Reception!

Here you will find out about all of the amazing things we do in Reception.

 Meet the team!



                                     Mrs Sutton                                Miss Worthy

                                     Chestnut Class Teacher                                        Beech Class Teacher
                                      & Early Years Leader



                           Mrs Arnett                           Mrs Lee                   

                               Higher Level Teaching Assistant                  Higher Level Teaching Assistant



                                 Mrs Kennally     Miss Gawthorp     Miss Blount

                                        Teaching Assistant            Teaching Assistant           Teaching Assistant

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Summer 2

We're Going on Safari

This half term we will be learning all about the African Safari. We will be reading the book 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne and talking about the different aninmals that we might find in Kenya. We will also be exploring the exotic fruits that Handa has in her basket. We will also be learning about life in Kenya and comparing this to our own lives in Leeds. 

The children will learn all about Jane Goodall and David Attenborough this half term and all of their amazing work with animals. 


Summer 2 Curriculum - What your child will be learning this half term

Summer 1

What's in the egg?

We have a very exciting half term ahead. Our eggs have now been delivered and we will be learning all about the different animals that hatch from eggs. I wonder which animal will hatch from our 7 eggs in 21 days?



Summer 1 curriculum - What your child will be learning this half term

Spring 2 

Down on the Farm

This half term we will be learning all the farm. We will focussing on the story 'Farmer Duck' by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury. We will also be going on our first school trip, visiting Home Farm at Temple Newsam and going on a Gruffalo Hunt whilst we are there. We will also be learning about the changes in season, from Winter to Spring.   


Spring 2 Curriculum - What your child will be learning this half term

Red Nose Day - Superhero Day

Friday 18th March 

Temple Newsam Farm Trip

Friday 11th March 

Today we went on our first school trip to Temple Newsam. We visited Home Farm and met all of the farm animals, it was very exciting so many new baby animals have been born. We went on woodland walk, finding out about all of the different creatures that live in the woods and looking for clues that they have been there. We also listened to and acted out the story of ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson in the woods. We had so much fun!

World Book Day!

Thursday 3rd March

Today we had lots of fun dressing up  and talking about our favourite book characters. We took parts in lots of fun activities and acted out some traditional tales. Year 6 even came to read with us in the afternoon. It was so much fun! We love reading! 


Pancake Day

Tuesday 28th February 

Spring 1

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

This half term we are going to be learning all about Winter. Our focus books this half term will be 'Me' by Emma Dodd and 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson. We will also be looking non-fiction books about Winter, Antarctica and polar animals. 

Spring 1 Curriculum - What your child will be learning this half term

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Chinese New Year 

We have been busy in Reception learning all about Chinese New Year. We have taken part in some dragon dancing, we have painted some Chinese numbers and even tried eating some Chinese food with chopsticks! 


This half term we are starting to learn the phase 3 sounds including digraphs (2 letters that make 1 sound) and trigraphs (3 letters that make 1 sound.

Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1

Autumn 2

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2


Autumn 1

This half term we are focussing on settling in to Reception. 

We will be exploring our emotions through the story 'The Colour Monster'. We will be thinking about how each of our emotions makes us feel, why we might feel this way and finding ways to feel calm again. 



Confused, Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Fear, Calm and Love



We are starting a new phonics scheme this year called 'Little Wandle'. 

We are holding a parents information session on Tuesday 28th September at 3.30pm to explain what phonics is, how it is taught using the new scheme as well as how we teach early reading and writing. We will also discuss ways that you can help your child at home. 



Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1

This Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1 video is designed to be shared with families by schools using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to he...

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Home Learning


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Useful links to support your child's learning:

Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage or EYFS

Internet safety:


Adults please remember to keep an overview of your child’s internet / social media activity. Unless you have turned on privacy settings and parental controls, your child may be able to access inappropriate content or it may simply 'pop up' while your child is watching YouTube or on other sites. For older siblings, who may be allowed to use social media, there are also other dangers. Although there are many apps that allow live streaming and chat with friends, not all of them have an automatic “private mode”, and other, unknown people could be joining in chats. On our website e-safety page, we have all our newsletters, which take adults through many of the games and social media that our children have been using. Please help your children stay safe online.