Reception 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Reception!

There are 3 classes in Reception -

Class RD - Ms Daly, Class RN - Miss Newton (Mon - Thurs) and Mr Williams (Fri)  and Class RB - Mrs Birch

Teaching assistants who also work with us are Miss Hadfield, Miss Roczniak, Miss Hopkins and Miss Zahra.

Please look at our long term plan to see what we will be doing over the next year. We are going to have lots of fun!


Autumn 1- Friendship

Over the next half term we are going to be focussing on settling in, getting to know our new friends and teachers and learning new routines. 

Communication & Language

We will be learning to listen to others 1-1 and in small groups for short periods of time. We will be listening to lots of stories, rhymes and songs; and will be learning to engage with these by joining in.  We will also be focussing on following simple instructions throughout the day. 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be taking part in lots of circle times to discuss our feelings and learn to identify emotions. Through play, we will begin to share and compromise with others, building strong relationships. We will be gaining independence by learning to put our coats and shoes on independently. We will be building our confidence as we try new activities and learn to play in our classrooms. 

Physical Development

We have access to the outdoor area throughout the day. We will develop and practise fundamental movement skills such as rolling, jumping, running, hopping and climbing.  We will begin to learn how to use equipment safely indoors and outdoors. We will learn to hold our pencils correctly and practise writing our names. 


Our phonics lessons will begin by focussing on building our listening skills as we engage in lots of games and activities. We will then begin Phase 2 phonics and follow the Read Write Inc scheme. Children's reading books will demonstrate what they are currently learning in phonics. 

The literacy text we will be focussing on is Hello Friend by Rebecca Cobb. 

We will also be learning key book skills; such as reading from left to right and knowing the difference between the front and back of a book.


We will be developing a deep understanding of numbers within 4. This includes subitising (knowing how many without counting) within 3, developing our 1-1 correspondence when counting a group of objects and understanding that the last number spoken gives the number in the entire set (the cardinal principle). 

Understanding the World

We will be talking about ourselves and our families. We will talk about who we live with and how families can be different. 

Expressive Arts and Design

Through play, we will have plenty of opportunities to explore painting, cutting and sticking, drawing and junk modelling. During group activities, we will explore musical instruments and dance.  In Art, we will be focusssing on drawing self-portraits as we learn to draw with some detail. 

Things to Remember:

PE: We will have a Man City PE session on Monday afternoons and dance on Thursday mornings. The children do not need PE kits for these sessions. 

Book Bags: Once the children have settled, they will be given a book bag. They will be given one book to take home each week. The children need to have their book bag and reading book with them in school each day so that we can read with the children on any given day.









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Wilbraham Primary School

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Manchester, M14 7EB

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