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Upcoming Dates


  • Reception Blessing Mass has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances - new date will be arranged
  • Friday 23rd November - Reception Outdoor Day  
  • 4th Dec - Pantomime in school
  • 7th Dec - Christmas Bazaar at 3:45 p.m.
  • 12th Dec - Rec, Y1, Y2 Nativity at 2:00 p.m.
  • 13th Dec - Rec, Y1, Y2 Nativity at 9:30 a.m.
  • 21st Dec - Last day of Last day of term, school closes at 1:30 p.m. 

Animal Man visit details

Useful Websites

Fun and games:


Try the CBeebies site for lots of games, stories, rhymes and activities:


The PBS KIDS site has a range of online stories:


Information for adults about quality books and reading activities:




Sharing Books with your Children

Week Beginning 22nd October

We would like to thank everyone for attending our Buddy Assembly on Friday 19th. The children enjoyed meeting their Year Five buddies and are looking forward to further opportunities to meet them. We were very proud of all of the children. Well done Reception for a lovely first assembly!


For the past couple of weeks we have delving into the book ‘Owl Babies’. We have been reading the story in class using actions and have also been talking about the main characters and setting. The children created story maps and have enjoyed retelling the story. We have also been exploring non-fictions texts about owls and other nocturnal animals. The children collected things around our school grounds and worked in teams to create nests.


In mathematics, the children have been learning to recognise numerals 0-5 and have been practising matching the numerals to different representations of number for quantities. We have enjoyed learning about numbers through Numberblocks and practical activities. In phonics, we have learnt the following sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d and this week g. We have been identifying initial sounds using objects/words and have begun practising blending sounds together in CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words. Examples are as follows – sat, tap, pat, sit, pit, pip, sip, pan, pin, tin, tan, nap, man, mat, map, sad.


It has been a very busy first half term and the children have been fantastic. We are very proud of the progress each child has made, well-done children! Thank you parents for your continued support and enjoy the half term break.

Week Beginning 8th October 


In phonics we have begun learning our single sounds and listening for them in words. We have begun learning ‘s, a, t, p, i, n’ and have been learning how to form the letters using a pre cursive style. Our writing/mark making has been supported by fine motor activities that are aimed at strengthen our hand muscles and pencil control. The children have been enjoying learning the sounds taught and the actions and songs that go with them. They have discovered that there are some tricky words that we cannot use our phonics to read and have begun learning tricky words ‘I’ and ‘no’. The children have been practising how to read and write these tricky words in class.


In mathematics, we have been assessing the children’s knowledge of shape and number. The children been talking about shapes in the environment and making pictures/arrangements using 2D shapes. We have begun teaching number recognition and will be focusing on developing a deep understanding of numbers using different representations.


The children have been learning about autumn and the changes that have been happening around us. We have explored the forest area and have collected ‘autumn treasure’ for our nature table. The children have been describing the different textures of acorns, leaves, conkers and pine cones in our sensory tray. We have also been learning about nocturnal animals and are looking forward to reading our next story Owl Babies!

Tuesday 2nd October - Phonics Workshop


Thank you for all those who attended our Phonics workshop this morning.  It was lovely to see so many of you there and enjoying the opportunity to learn alongside your child.  Below are the slides we used for the presentation.

Phonics Workshop Autumn 2018

Welcome to our Reception Web page! 

On this web page we will be putting lots of information about all the exciting things we will be doing this year.


The Reception year is a very exciting time for both parents and children. During this year we will all work together to ensure that your child has a wonderful learning experience and reaches their full potential in all aspects of the curriculum.


At St Edward's we aim to provide a fun, exciting learning environment for the children where they can feel confident to make their own choices, take risks and be independent. Children will have the opportunity to build on their nursery and home experiences and take part in a wide variety of multi-sensory activities in both the classrooms and outdoors. Learning opportunities are planned around different themes as well as the children's interests, with lots of practical experiences. They will be provided with a balance between adult and child led activities. Visits and visitors help enrich the curriculum and parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child's learning. 


We hope your child's first year at school will be both rewarding and enjoyable. If you have any questions or worries please don't hesitate to come and speak to the Reception staff!


Our Reception team consists of Mr Worthington and Mrs Carr (class teachers), Mrs Naylor, Miss Jones and Mrs Hulme (teaching assistants).

Reception Yearly Curriculum Overview Sheet 2018-2019

Reception Autumn Term Information Sheet 2018