Welcome to Reception

Summer Term 2022

Class 1 – Reception

Dear Parents,

The children have come back to school with such a positive attitude ready to learn!


This term the children are continuing to focus on a range of fiction and non-fiction texts from the Babcock: Texts that Teach sequence. Throughout each teaching sequence we will continue to build upon the children’s existing skills and help them to improve their punctuation, sentence structure and letter formation. The children have been reading the book ‘Don’t Spill the Milk’, learning the text and writing lots of sentences. They will then create their own story using their imagination.   Four days a week we will hold practise group reading sessions. These sessions allow the children to explore a variety of texts and ask questions about what they are reading. We will continue to provide the children with new phonics sounds and keywords on a weekly basis so please ensure that your child practices them every evening-remember little and often is key.


This term we will be focusing on the units ‘Multiplication and Division’ and ‘Number’ and ‘Measurements’.  In these units, the children will be consolidating their knowledge and understanding of number, repeated addition, counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and making arrays.

The reception children will be consolidating their understanding of counting beyond 20, learning the composition of number and how to make 100.

We will also be listening to stories linked with our topic,  making all sorts of creative things linked to our topic.

Forest School

Reception children will continue their weekly sessions in the forest with Mrs Moore, as the weather warms up please ensure your child wears suitable clothes, but we do ask that the children wear clothes that keep their legs covered up!

Just some reminders….

We always do PE on a Friday afternoon. Please make sure your child wears their PE kit to school on that day every week.

Snack: Your child is encouraged to have a small snack during morning break. Fruit snacks are provided at school however if your child wishes to bring a snack from home please label any plastic containers with your child’s name. Thank you.

Your child will be assigned a reading book each week on Big Cat Collins which is linked to the book we are reading in school, please read this book and comment and sign when you have read with your child in their yellow reading record book.

Phonics Sound

Every week we learn new sounds in our phonics sessions and consolidate the ones we already know. Any questions about the sound a letter makes, please ask! Please don’t hesitate to ask or write in your child’s yellow reading dairy if you have any questions.

Mrs Kirkham


An overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and  of the recent changes that have come into effect last September.

What Is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the stage of education for children from birth to the end of the Reception year. It sets the standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old and ensure that your child will learn and develop well and be kept healthy and safe. It is based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning and is the same curriculum as in pre-reception settings. From September 2021 the EYFS has changed.

What Will My Child Be Learning?
The EYFS framework outlines seven areas of learning and development and educational programmes. There are three prime areas of learning, which are particularly important for your child’s development and future learning:
• Communication and language
• Personal, social and emotional development
• Physical development

There are four specific areas of learning, through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied:
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design

We will consider your child’s needs and interests to plan challenging and enjoyable activities and experiences. You can help us to do this by sharing your observations of your child’s interests at home.

There are also three characteristics of effective teaching and learning:
• Playing and exploring
• Active learning
• Creating and thinking critically
These tell us about how each child learns not what they are learning

Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, relate to others, set their own goals and solve problems. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults.

Assessment in the reception year – Baseline
The reception baseline assessment, or RBA is a short, interactive and practical assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin in school. It will be undertaken with your child’s class teacher and will measure your child’s progress from reception to year 6. The data from the baseline will not be shared with you and will only be accessed by the DFE. The teacher will be able to spend quality 1-1 time with your child, getting to know them and identifying if they need any further support in certain areas. When your child reaches year 6, you will be able to see the progress your child has made throughout their school journey. If you wish to read further on the reception baseline, then you can find a useful parent booklet here;

Assessment in the reception year – EYFS Profile
Your child will work towards the final assessment at the end of the Reception year, using the new ELGs (Early learning goals). These goals are short statements that teachers assess your child against at the end of the year.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher. Thank you for your continued support.

This Year’s Curriculum

Loddiswell Primary School Curriculum Map

If you would like further information in relation to the curriculum please feel free to contact the school office.

This Term’s Topics

Class teachers send out an outline of the learning each child will be undertaking that term.  If you wish to find out any further details, please contact Mrs Snell.

Overview Spring Term 2022 Reception Topics