Welcome to Reception!

Teacher: Miss Willows and Mrs Taylor     Teaching Assistant: Miss Rocca and Mrs McDermott

Reception 1 (Miss Willows) contact email: Reception1@stannsrcprimary.co.uk 

Reception 2 (Mrs Taylor) contact email: Reception2@stannsrcprimary.co.uk 

Reception Nativity 2020

To view our Christmas Nativity you will need to click the link above and type in the password.  



This term we have created our very own artwork in the style of the artist Wassily Kandinsky



Reading Books:

Please send your child into school with their reading book on a Wednesday. Your child’s book will be changed and they will receive a new book on a Friday. Please remember to sign your Child’s Reading Record.


Reading support:

The following resources can be used to aid reading at home:

Phase 2 sound mat

Phase 2 Tricky words


Letters and Sounds support:

The following resources can be used to support the learning and writing of different letters and sounds:

Letter formation rhymes

Jolly phonics songs


Useful websites:

Letters and sounds

Oxford Owl

OXFORD Owl Ebooks

Phonics Play


Book Trust 

The Communication Trust

Literacy Trust

ABC Does

Red Ted Art

White Rose Maths videos

Top Marks


*please note that some websites may be unavailable in times of high demand

Please find a list of fun and educational websites that you might enjoy exploring. We have categorised the list by subject. Subject Specific Websites 

There are some useful websites here which focus on early reading, letter formation and early maths skills EYFS Websites


In Reception all children are entitled to a free school dinner. Please remember to pre-book your child's lunches online and ensure that all dietary requirements are up to date. Please also ensure that they bring a water bottle to school if they are having a school lunch. Alternatively your child may bring a healthy packed lunch. 


PE takes place every Wednesday Afternoon and Friday Morning. Children may wish to wear trainers and pumps to school on these days. 



Autumn Term- Ourselves

Learning covered

English and Communication and Language

  • Talking about my family
  • Listening to and identifying environmental sounds
  • Introduction to oral blending of simple vc and cvc words
  • Begin phase 2 letters and sounds
  • Story sequencing
  • Simple sentence writing e.g. I can see…
  • Autumn poetry
  • List writing – potions
  • Developing descriptive language

Class books:

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr and Eric Carle
  • Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt.
  • Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas
  • The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony
  • You Must bring a hat by Simon Philip


White Rose Maths scheme- Getting to Know you (3wks)

  • Learning about daily routines
  • Learning the days of the week
  • Introduced to positional language
  • Singing number rhymes
  • Learning basic counting skills

White Rose Maths scheme- Just like me (3wks)

  • Sorting objects based on colour and shape.
  • Introduce more, fewer, equal
  • Compare objects based on size
  • Compare quantities.

White Rose Maths scheme- It’s me 1, 2, 3 (3wks)

  • Introduce numbers 1, 2 and 3
  • Introduce different images and representations of 1, 2, 3
  • Introduce shapes with 1, 2, 3 sides.
  • Introduce 1p, 2p, 3p, £1, £2
  • Introduce o’clock times
  • One more or one less than a given number
  • Two part and three part repeating patterns

White Rose Maths scheme- Light and Dark (3wks)

  • Introduce numbers 4 and 5
  • Introduce different images and representations of 4 and 5
  • Introduce shapes with 4 and 5 sides.
  • Combining shapes to make new shapes
  • Introduce 4p, 5p and how to add coins together
  • Introduce o’clock times
  • One more or one less than a given number
  • Countdown to important events- Advent and Christmas

Understanding the World

  • Harvest Festival
  • Seasonal Changes- all about autumn
  • Map drawing – Geography of our playground
  • Diwali
  • Bonfire Night
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas around the world

Expressive Art and Design

  • Introduction to art: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Learning about British Artist Bridget Riley – Mark making
  • Learning about colours and shapes in art- study of Wassily Kandinsky
  • Use clay to make diva lamps.
  • Design and make celebration cards using different colours and textures.
  • Learn a variety of new songs and actions to accompany the Christmas play.
  • Use props such as hats within drama to create and act out a range of experiences and celebrations
  • Explore the sounds of different instruments to accompany songs and nursery rhymes.


  • Learning the class rules and routines
  • The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas
  • Talking about feelings and how to manage them
  • Talking about sharing and taking turns.
  • Listening to others during class discussions
  • Developing friendships through play.

Physical development  

  • Hand washing and toilet hygiene- visit from school nurse.
  • Fastening and unfastening coats.
  • Healthy practices– snack routine, drinking milk, using a knife and fork, eating healthy food.
  • Move safely outside avoiding others and obstacles.
  • To develop fundamental movements and skills e.g. hopping, running, jumping over/under arm throwing.
  • Strengthen hand muscles through gross and fine motor activities

Religious Education

  • To begin to recognise and talk about God.
  • To join in with school worship and prayers
  • To explore: Why Am I Special?
  • Explore different families and what being a family means.
  • Develop understanding of first and family names
  • To learn about Baptism
  • To know that God knows and loves everyone
  • To learn about Sikhism and the celebration of Diwali.
  • To know and understand what a birthday is and how we celebrate them.
  • Look forward to Christmas through learning about and celebrating Advent and understand that Christmas is Jesus’ birthday.
  • Talk about how they feel waiting for and celebrating a birthday.
  • Recognise and recall the Christmas story