Welcome to Reception

Our Reception children are in Red class and are grouped into three learning groups: Poppy, Cherry and Ruby. These groups are flexible to allow children to make friends across the whole cohort and to ensure our Reception staffing team know and understand all the children very well.

Useful Information


PE will be on a Monday and a Friday morning. Please send your child in dressed in their PE kit on Mondays and Fridays.


Please share simple stories and rhymes with your child daily to build their love for reading. Children will be sent home with sounds to practise each week or a phonics reading book as they develop in their level of reading. Books should be read daily for the week; we will change it every Wednesday.

Class books so far this year:

  • The Scarecrows’ Wedding by Julia Donaldson 
  • Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
  • Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas 
  • Starting School by Janet & Alan Ahlberg
  • Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
  • The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas
  • The Little Red Hen by Ladybird Books



In Reception children learn these sounds:

s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, l  j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, th, sh, ch, ng, nk 

When they are confident and accurate with these sounds, children go on to learn ai, ee, igh, oa, oo.

Sounds are sent home regularly with links to helpful videos. Additionally, you can visit our phonics page for parent guides to help you support your child with learning phonics at home.

Our Learning

Details of learning in our class can be found in Our Learning pages. The curriculum map below is a summary overview for the year.

Reception Curriculum Map

Reception: Poppy, Cherry & Ruby Updates

Further Reading

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