Reception Class 2023 - 2024

Mrs Edwards

Welcome to Reception's Class Page!

In Diamond Class, we are made up of 14 very inquisitive reception children! In Reception we have Mrs L Edwards, your class teacher as well as Mrs Mckie for Yoga and Mrs Phillips for Forest School lessons.

In our class, we absolutely love learning new things. We do this through exploring, playing, listening, singing, talking and having amazing experiences. We especially like to ask lots of questions to grow our brains! We will be sharing our experiences on Facebook every week so that you can see all of the exciting adventures that we have in school!

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Our topic this term (Summer 2) is 'Under the Sea'. 


This half term, we will be reading lots of different books, 
including, non-fiction and Roger Hargreaves books. We will be 
focusing on 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'Commotion in the Ocean in 


In Literacy we will be continuing with phonics and continuing to 
write cohesive sentences with full stops & capital letters. We will 
focus on writing and retelling stories and describing characters.



In Maths, we will be learning how to use a rekenrek to help with 
counting, doubling, subitising and more. We will continue to master 
counting past 10 and being confident in doing so.


In science, we will be learning about living things and their habitats, and light. We will be focusing on mini beasts and carrying three of our science lessons out in Forest School.

In science, we will be learning about animals and habitats. Our 
science lesson will take place during Forest School every second 
week, for exciting outdoor experiments. 

Foundation Studies

We have lots of exciting activities planned for 'Understanding the 


Our PE day is Wednesday. We will be having ASM games coaching and Yoga.

It is always fantastic to see what the children are getting up to at home, so please share any exciting home experiences or milestones.


Helping your child at home:

Reading: Children will not initially come home with a reading book as they will be starting the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme. When children are ready, they will come home with reading ditty and progress to a reading book. Please read regularly at home with your child, every day if you can, but aiming for a minimum of 4 times per week when children start to bring books home. Allow your child to listen to you read, as well as listening to them reading aloud to you. Children will all have a reading folder with a diary and book relating to their weekly Phonics lessons as they progress in Phonics. Reading records must be signed every time the children read at home and reading records will be checked weekly. Enjoy sharing exciting stories together as the children will love listening to you read to them and I am sure that you will also enjoy sharing a story with them!

Writing: Use lots of opportunities to write; shopping lists, cooking and baking, writing instructions and letters. Any mark making is valuable to children forming their letters. Don't be afraid to get messy with it! Children love to write in shaving foam, sand, paint or anything else that is messy!

Maths: Practise counting anywhere you can. Try applying numbers to real life and daily objects. Counting steps is a great way to get children counting! Try forming letters and numbers out of natural objects such as pine cones or leaves! Patterns are also a fantastic focus so please use different items make your own patterns!






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