The teachers in Reception are:


Apple - Mrs Bailey, Mrs Richards    Plum - Miss Cole    Cherry - Miss Dadzie


Spring 1

This term our topic is called ‘Just Imagine’.

 Children will be developing their creative and imaginative skills in all areas of their learning.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children will be developing the confidence to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They will be encouraged to speak in a familiar group, talk about their ideas, and choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. We shall help them to talk about when they do or don’t need help.

Communication and Language

Children will follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They will be helped to answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Reading and Writing

Children will be reading Oxford Reading Tree books with their teachers. They will be using the letter sounds to blend words and recognising the tricky words. They will be encouraged to think about what they are reading and to talk about the story.

In Phonics, children will continue to learn the sounds made by letters of the alphabet and apply them in reading and writing. They will continue to learn tricky words that will appear in books that they bring home to share. 

Our key stories this half term are:


‘Where the Wild Things Are’

‘Aliens love Underpants’

‘Stanley’s Stick’

‘It’s Not a Box’

‘The Day the Crayons Quit’


Children will practise counting reliably with numbers from one to 20 (and beyond), placing them in order and saying which number is one more or one less than a given number. They will have opportunities to recognise, create and describe patterns using different objects and shapes.

Physical Development

Children will be starting weekly gymnastics lessons in the hall. They will be learning to move safely, to roll, jump and balance.


An artist will be visiting each class this half term to make individual sculptures with the children. They will be learning how to create their own piece of art using various techniques.


All About Writing

9am Thursday 31st January

 Class Newsletter

 Homework Challenges

 All About Tapestry Booklet