The teachers in Reception are:


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


Spring 2

This half term we will be exploring traditional tales.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Creatively we will be developing our collaging skills to create parts of story scenes and will also be developing our role play areas to create a setting from a traditional tale of our choice. This will involve us taking account of one another’s ideas about how to organise. It will also help to develop our confidence in talking in a familiar group and sharing our thoughts and opinions. We will be developing our musical skills using a programme called Charanga and will be playing percussion instruments along to some familiar rhymes.

Knowledge and Understanding

To develop our knowledge and understanding of the world we will be participating in some experiments to test materials and will be encouraged to talk about what we observe and why things may change.

Reading and Spellings

Please ensure that your child reads at home every night for at least 10 minutes. Reading records should be signed daily and sent into school each day. Books are changed on a Monday and Thursday.

Our key stories this half term are:


The three Little Pigs

The Billy Goats Gruff

Jack and The Beanstalk

Little Red Riding Hood

The Gingerbread Man


In maths we will be comparing numbers and using the language ‘more than’ or ‘fewer’ to compare amounts. We will begin to subtract and through our key texts we will explore weight, capacity, time and the language related to these.

Physical Development

PE days are scheduled for a Tuesday and a Thursday, however please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day as these days can change. The PE kit should include a white t-shirt, blue shorts or joggers and appropriate footwear. In the colder weather please ensure your child is dressed appropriately.

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