Reception 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Reception!

There are 3 classes in Reception -

Class RA - Miss Hafesji, Class RN - Miss Newton (Mon - Wed) and Mr Williams (Thurs/Fri)  and Class RH - Miss Hatton

Teaching assistants who also work with us are Miss Hadfield, Miss Ahmed, Miss Wyllis, and Miss Roczniak. 

Spring 2 - Growing and Changing

This half term is jam packed with lots of learning and fun as we have so many special days and events to celebrate... Pancake Day, World Book Day, British Science Week, Mothers' Day and Easter! We are going to learn all about the season of Spring and growing. Here's what we will be covering ...

Comunication and Language 

Talking about signs of Spring; learning new vocabulary - buds, blossom, bulbs, shoots; engaging in story times. 


Daily phonics lessons; learning tricky words/high frequency words by sight; looking at recipes and reading simple instructions; World Book Day text - "LOTS" by Nicola Davies;  Non-Fiction books about Penguins; using phonic knowledge to read and write labels and begin to write simple sentences. 


Working within numbers to 8 we will be...

consolidating subitising skills (knowing how many there are by "just looking" NOT counting!); comparing numbers using the language "more than", "less than" and "equal to"; knowing that a whole number is made up of smaller parts e.g. knowing that 7 is made up of 5 and 2 and being able to show this on their fingers quickly, looking for doubles patterns e.g. "6 is made of 3 and 3". 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development  

"Be Brave Little Penguin" by Giles Andreae - learning about being confident to try new things and how to overcome challenges. 

Physical Development 

Weekly Manchester City PE sessions and Gym sessions; working on our "Planting Area" - digging, sawing to make a fence, using wheelbarrows; daily dough disco; practising cutting skills and pencil control. 

Understanding the World

Learning about Spring Festivals - Holi, Mothers Day, Easter; planting seeds and bulbs and observing changes; learning the life cycles of plants and some animals, talking about growing up and comparing what we looked like as babies to now. 

Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring colour mixing; creating spring inspired art work using a range of media - watercolours, oil pastels, chalk pastels, observational drawings with pencils;  Mothers Day cards; Easter crafts; music and singing.

Things to remember: 

PE days - Monday (Manchester City Sessions) and Thursday (Gym). Please make sure children come to school in their P.E kit. 

Forest School days - Monday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has a pair of wellies that they can leave in school all week. Our Forest area can get very muddy! 

Book bags - Please make sure your child has their book bag in school EVERY DAY. This is so staff are able to read with your child at any given opportunity. They will be given a new reading book and phonics homework each Friday. 



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Wilbraham Primary School

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Manchester, M14 7EB

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