Reception 2020 - 2021

Miss Dodson

Mrs Reason

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Meet our teachers!


Red Class - Teacher - Miss Dodson

Blue Class- Teacher - Miss Reason

LSA-Miss Molyneux

LSA- Mrs Scott

LSA- Mrs Burtoft



    Miss Dodson                          

         Miss Reason

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home. We send reading books home on a Friday. Please return on Tuesday.

These are the rough learning intentions we will cover this year. Although, our weekly planning is influenced and adapted by the children's interests, to make their learning journey unique. 

Autumn 1 - We are unique 

We are learning about our bodies, senses and what makes us special. We are celebrating our differences and what makes us unique. We share our personal achievements from home via Class Dojo app and display these on our 'Proud Cloud' classroom display.

Autumn 2 - We like to celebrate

As part of this topic we are learning all about different celebrations including; Bonfire night, Rememrance day and Diwali. We are also learning about different family customs and traditions within different religions, including Sihkism. 



Spring 1 - We are inspirational 

We will learn about different lifestyles and careers, including people who help us. We will develop our own storylines in imaginative play. We will choose to enhance our play by writing for different purposes, such as lists, captions, letters and labels. We will confidently make choices, requests and express our opinions. 

Spring 2 - We are imaginative 

We will make changes and adapt creative work to improve and develop it. We will use ICT with support to document our experiences such as taking a photograph of a visit and writing a caption. 

Summer 1 - We are Storytellers

We will talk about the things we have read and indicate understanding through our comments. We will write sentences which can be read by ourselves and others. We will sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.  We will explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. 

Summer 2 - We are explorers 

We will use our phonetic knowledge to read and write simple sentences. We will develop our own ideas through selecting and using materials and working on processes that interest us. We will solve practical mathematical problem. 


Our Learning in Reception so far...

We like to explore the learning environment inside and outside in our independent learning time. We go outdoors in all weathers! We teach phonics through formal Read Write Inc. sessions and Maths through Mathematics Mastery sessions. We enhance the learning environment with activities to support children's next steps. 




'Muddy Mondays!'

We go into the Forest school area every Monday. We wrap up warm and wear sensible shoes and waterproof coats. Each week we complete exciting activities in the Forest School. These activities promote our resilience, problem solving and team work skills. Visit our Classdojo page to follow our Forest School learning journey.



This term we have:

  • made a Remembrance garden. 

  • made bonfires, discussed fire safety and made firework art. 

  • retold traditional tales, improving our vocabulary. 

  • made "messy breakfast for a bear", following a recipe. 

  • built dens. 

  • developed our moving and handling skills. 

  • developed our PSHE skills, including, self confidence (taking safe risks), perserverance, problem solving and team work.

  • developed our independence. 


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