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Reception K

Welcome to Reception K

Hip, Hip, Hooray - We have all had our first day!!



All children will now have a reading book and yellow reading record.

We will begin to give children picture books which will lead on to books with short words and sounds they have been learning in school.


Picture books are a great way to introduce children to using a book, holding it carefully, using pictures to tell a story and understanding the sequence of a story. We ask that reading records and books are returned the following Thursday with a comment about how your child enjoyed and got on with their book. We will then be able to change these books, read with your child and give them a new book for the week on Friday.


‘Star Moments’

We would love to hear about all the amazing things your child can do at home. For example, getting dressed by themselves, helping with jobs at home, recognising numbers and letters etc. Please help yourself to any ‘Star Moment’ stars as we would like you to use these to write something that your child has achieved outside of school. There will be a special box out every day for you to post these slips into so that we can share them with all the children and put them up on display to be proud of.



Important Information


  • Reception K PE day is every Tuesday morning.

  • Please bring your child's reading book and reading record book into school every Thursday.

  • Star of the Week and Work of the Week is given out every Friday.

The classroom door is always open if you would like to speak to us or look at your child’s work, feel free to pop in.


smiley Miss Kemp and Mrs Sutcliffe smiley



Autumn 1

In Reception, we will begin a journey of learning which will be filled with lots of fun and laughter! Please check our page regularly to see pictures and updates of what we have been getting up to!


Elmer’s Adventure through the Enchanted Forest!


Autumn 2

Winnee's Winter Adventure


This term the children will be helping Winnee the Witch in her potion shop making potions for the people who live in her town, Cats Whiskers. Some of you may already know Winne the Witch as she is in the story ‘Room on the Broom’.

More information will be added as the adventure unfolds...

Open the sub-pages below to read our adventure story, look at how the adventure unfolded, what we learnt and photos from this term!



Spring 1

Once upon a time, in a mystical fairy tale land…


This half term will be taking the children on an adventure through a fairy tale land, where will learn a range of traditional tales. The books that the children will be reading include Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Gingerbread man. The adventure will involve the children climbing the beanstalk (found in Reception) and saving the characters from the Big Bad Wolf! In Reception we have lots of exciting new provision areas for the children to enjoy including the Three Bears’ House, The Three Little Pigs building area and the Giants Castle!


Spring 2

Down on the farm

This term our adventure will be based on a farm but there is a problem on the farm as it hasn't stopped raining and now the farm is flooded! The chickens are stuck in the mud and the hungry caterpillar Colin can't make his cocoon so he can turn into a butterfly. The children will help Farmer Duck come up with a new solution and will help move the farm to a new piece of land which is drier.


What will your child be learning about?

  • Life cycle of a butterfly
  • Lots of new phonic sounds
  • What types of animals live on a farm and who there babies are.
  • Life cycle of a chick
  • Lots of opportunities to use different technologies.
  • Developing their number knowledge 0-10.


What stories will your child be reading?

  • The Hungry Caterpillar
  • Farmer Duck
  • What the Ladybird heard
  • Little Red Hen
  • Little Red Hen makes pizza

Summer 1

A Super Space Rescue


This half term our adventure will be based in Space, it will begin with the Aliens visiting us here on Earth to let us know about the disasters that are happening in space with Supertato. The Aliens will leave us a letter asking us to help them in space. It will then be the children's mission to get into space and save Planet Underpants with the help of some friends in space!


What books will the children be reading?

  • Alien's Love Underpants

  • Whatever Next

  • Supertato

  • Superworm

  • Comic Books

  • Space information texts


    What will the children be learning?

  • The planets in space-ordering the planets

  • Size ordering pants

  • How to write a comic strip

  • Writing about going on a Tato hunt!

  • Making a Supertato

  • Doubling the features on the Alien

  • Counting moon rocks on planets

  • Creating space ships and rockets

  • Imagineering flying to space

  • School trip


    Upcoming dates: Thursday 24th May 2018 Reception K Trip to Eureka!




A Superhero Read


On the 17th May we would like to invite you in to join our Superhero Day at 2.45pm. We would like all the children to come to school dressed as a Superhero (this could include their own outfit from home, wearing a cape, mask, homemade costume or borrowing one of Receptions outfits) on this day. We will do a range of activities throughout the school day and thought it would be lovely for the children to invite you in for a hot chocolate and read a story.



We were so excited when Mia brought her baton from majorettes in to school, we had to see all the moves she had been learning.

A great performance Mia!

Mia's Majorettes Performance

Still image for this video

We each then enjoyed trying some of the dance moves with the baton ourselves.



Lilly also made her own baton!

Summer Two

The Lost Treasure!


This term we will be going on an adventure to the beach (pretend) and helping the pirate who has lost all of his treasure! The children will be helping the pirate make maps to find his treasure and taking a trip in the yellow submarine to help find the treasure. This term we will be getting the children ready for year 1 and increasing their independence to ensure they have the skills for year 1. The children will also visit their new class teacher this term and a letter will be sent out confirming your child's new class teacher.


What books will your child be reading?

-Commotion in the Ocean

-Sharing a Shell

-Rainbow Fish

-Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

-The Lighthouse Keeper



What will your child be learning?

-To write instructions to help the pirate

-To name both 2D and 3D shapes

-To use positional language to find the missing eye patches

-Creating lots of different sea creatures using craft materials

-Learn to answer comprehension questions about texts

-Write post cards from their holidays

-Explore the beach using their senses

-Finding one more and one less

-Counting forward and backwards using a numberline