In Reception this year there are lots of exciting things and different challenges planned for your child.

We have a holistic approach to learning and our lessons are planned around a central topic. This is changed either termly or half termly.

We use a number of different approaches to help children with their learning.


In phonics we use a programme called 'Read Write Inc' and Jolly Phonics initially, which helps your child to recognise, blend and segment sounds to help them with their reading and writing.  We then move on to using 'Letters and Sounds' to further develop their skills.


We use a variety of different reading schemes to ensure that there are different books for your child to enjoy. These include Rigby Star Phonics, Bug Club Phonics and Oxford Reading Tree stories, amongst others.  They will bring home a book every night and we would ask that you read with them and make a note of this in their reading record book.


We use many resources to help children to learn different skills in mathematics. The school has recently purchased 'Numicon' resources for every class. These enable children to develop a firm understanding of the value of numbers and underpins future mental maths development.


Below is the link to view or download the yearly overview of the curriculum in Reception.

Reception Long Term Curriculum Overview 2017-2018