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Welcome to Reception! We are the 'London' class. 

Spring 2


Welcome to our Reception class home page. We have two Reception classes- RFC and RW.


The Reception Team

The Reception Teachers are: Mrs Farrell, Mrs Collins and Miss Wray.

Learning support staff are: Mrs McEntee.


The Early Years gate and doors open at 8:35am and the children in Reception have a learning activity to complete before the register at 8:50am. Please ensure your child arrives promptly to school each day. At the end of the day, the doors open at 3pm. Please arrive promptly to collect your child.


Our topic this half term

This half term, we will be learning about Superheroes. We will be looking at different texts this term, including: Supertato, Super-Daisy and the Easter Story. See Learning Log activity ideas below which relate to Superheroes and Easter. 


Daily activities to complete with your child-

  • Daily writing practise - please encourage your child to attempt a phase 3 phonics caption each day, for example – “We had fish and chips for dinner.” (see phase 3 captions previously sent home for examples of these). Encourage your child to write this as independently as they can - prompt them to refer to sound-mats and to our steps to success to ensure they use different features in their sentence (e.g. finger spaces, full stops, capital letters etc). 
  • Daily reading practise - please continue to engage with daily reading with your child, continue to read over the phonics words, captions booklet and sentence strips for phase 2 and 3 that we have sent home previously.
  • Daily number/counting practise -  count forwards to 20 and count backwards from 20, verbally or whilst referring to the 0-20 number cards/number-line to promote number recognition of teen numbers. Ask your child to show you one more or one less than a given number. 



In phonics, we are continuing to consolidate Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds and tricky words, please continue to practise these with your child at home using the reading books, phonic words, sound-mats and home learning activities. See video links below for Phase 2 and 3 tricky words and sound-mat pronunciation.  

We will begin to teach Phase 4 phonics, which consists of different blends such as 'mp' in lamp as well as Phase 4 tricky words. See video links below for Phase 4 tricky words and sound-mat pronunciation. 


Learning log activity ideas - 

Superheroes - find out what special powers the people in your family would like to have if they were superheroes, make a vehicle or house out of junk modelling for a superhero, make a wanted poster for a villain, read a superhero story with a grown-up (can you think of a different ending?) and challenge yourself to see how many star jumps you can do in one minute, can you do a forward roll or a backwards roll? 

Easter - make some Easter treats to share with your family (you could make cakes or biscuits and decorate them too), try some planting activities in the garden or in your house, share your favourite story book with a grown-up and decorate some hard-boiled eggs, make them colourful and be creative with paint, feathers or googly eyes if you have some. 


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Reception Team. 

Many thanks for your continued support,

The Reception Team

Click here to see what we are up to in Reception - Autumn 1

Phase 2, 3, 4 and 5 tricky words

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