Welcome to Reception

Teacher: Mrs Isherwood

Level 3 Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bromley

TA Apprentice: Miss Groarke

We strive to create a happy, creative environment where your child can thrive and reach their full potential.  We are always available at the end of the day if you wish to speak to us about anything!

Our topic this half term (Spring 2) – Pets!

We will be learning all about how to care for pets as well as have talks from a veterinary nurse!

In maths this half term the children will be learning/recapping:

  • counting reliably from 1-20
  • counting up to 20 objects/actions/pictures
  • teen numbers
  • conservation of numbers
  • one more and one less to 20
  • money (counting in 1p)
  • weight
  • length
  • time (days of the week, today, tomorrow, yesterday)
  • 2D shapes
  • position

In English we will be reading the following books:

  • I Want A Pet!
  • The Great Pet Sale
  • Jasper’s Beanstalk
  • My Cat Likes To Hide In Boxes
  • A Seed In Need
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The children also receive daily phonics sessions following the Read Write, Inc scheme.

Please send any WOW moments to me on the email address below:

Welcome to EYFS! Mrs Bromley and I have been so pleased with how well the children are all progressing. They are a fantastic cohort and we thoroughly enjoy teaching them every day.


Please remember to sent in £1.50 Piggy Money each Monday for your child’s daily snack and additional resources.

If your child is on packed lunches, please make sure that all grapes are cut in half length-ways!

Please see the weekly newsletters (which are emailed to all parents on a Friday) for important information and dates.

Weekly Newsletters:Friday 1st March

Please make sure that all clothing is labelled! If you are missing any items, please see a member of the Reception Team.

In Reception, and the rest of KS1, we are having a big push on reading. All the children have daily phonics lessons in small groups and some children will be receiving additional support from Mrs Greenwood.

All children are sent home with a reading book suited to their level of phonetic development. 

 We are aiming for fluency (being able to read approximately 75%-90% of words on sight). Your child will not be moved up a reading level until they are fluent on their current books.

Every child will read to either the teacher or a TA on a Thursday, as well as one or more other days in the week. As part of our whole school push for reading, we are asking children to read each night. Every time they read with an adult they will receive a special sticker on a chart at school. The children with the most stickers at the end of a half term will be entered into a prize draw to win a book!

All of the children in Reception are great little mathematicians. We carry out investigations involving number, shape, space and measure on a daily basis. Please support your child at home by doing lots of counting games as well as shape hunts. If you need any further ideas, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Isherwood.

Useful links for Phonics: