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Reception Class 2023 - 2024

Mrs Seamans

PSHE and AGT lead.

Welcome to Reception 2023-24


Mrs Bromley   IMG_1178.JPG   Mrs Seamans



Reception Teacher; Mrs L Seamans

TA; Mrs Z Bromley 

TA: Miss S Aldcroft




if you need to speak any of the EYFS team, please contact Mrs Seamans or speak to one of us before or after school. 

[email protected] 



Learning to Read and Write in Reception 

Here at Britannia we follow the scheme Read Write Inc.

Read Write Inc. is a popular phonics scheme. Like all phonics schemes, it teaches children the sounds in English, the letters that represent them, and how to form the letters when writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics includes reading books written using only the letters they have learnt at each level (and a small number of separately taught tricky words). The children will quickly feel confident and successful.

Here you can find lots of free resources to support your child’s learning.

Free eBooks | Videos | Set 1 resources | Set 2 resources | Set 3 resources | Kits and flashcards to use at home



We have just started learning Set 1 Speed Sounds and have had a very successful start! This week, we are learning m a s d

Learning Set 1 Speed Sounds

These are the Set 1 Speed Sounds written with one letter:

m  a  s  d  t  i  n  p  g  o  c  k  u  b  f  e  l  h  r  j  v  y  w  z  x

These are the sounds written with two letters (your child will call these ‘special friends’):

sh  th  ch  qu  ng  nk  ck

Check if your child can read these sounds. Make sure they say sounds like ‘mmm’, not letter names like ‘em’. Watch the Sound Pronunciation Guide video to help you.

If your child is learning Set 1 Speed Sounds, help them to:


What is Fred Talk?

We will introduce your child to a toy frog called Fred once he or she is ready to start reading words.

Fred can only say the sounds in a word and needs your child to help him read the word. Fred will say the sounds and children will work out the word. For example, Fred will say the sounds c–a–t, and children will say the word cat. This is Fred Talk: sounding out the word.


Please watch the useful videos and read the documents in the file below to help support your child with their reading and writing. Thank you. 






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