Reception Class 2021 - 2022

Miss Nieman

Miss O'nions





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Spring 1  

This term, we will be focusing on the following texts as part of our 'Power of Reading' sessions.

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Forest School

Due to the current building work and the limited use of the school hall, we will be postponing PE lessons until we have full access to the hall. Our class is lucky to be outside on a daily basis and we ensure that children are active throughout the school day. Please make sure that your child has warm clothing and gloves, hats and scarves in school during the winter season.





Reading and Phonics

Reading is at the heart of reception. Children learn to read in a story-rich environment.  We share books every day and learn about the world through a range of fiction and non-fiction books. In the spring term, reception will be taught phase 2 and 3 sounds of the Letters and Sounds programme. Phonics helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. Phonic sessions will be taught at 9.10-9.30 daily.  Please listen to your child read at home and write in their reading record after every read.

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We aim to introduce the children to maths through the use of concrete, pictorial, abstract methods to give children a deeper understanding of how mathematics works.  

The only way to achieve mastery is to build upon a solid foundation of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. To ensure a deep level of understanding, it is necessary to move through the curriculum at a different pace to the method used in previous years. 

The teaching of mathematics in the Foundation Stage consists of daily maths workshops that focus on specific areas of the subject. These sessions focus on counting, using number names in the correct order and recognising numbers in the environment. The children learn through a range of practical contexts using images, objects, stories, rhymes and songs to engage and promote the importance of number. The children are introduced to the language of ‘more or less’ and start to recognise simple shapes from everyday objects. They begin to develop early problem-solving skills to encourage them to use maths outside of the classroom. In Reception, Maths teaching is based on the EYFS curriculum and supported by the use of White Rose 'Mastery Maths' resources.

Our maths focus for the Spring term will be, building numbers to 5 and beyond up to 10 and 20, developing our understanding of one more and one less and building different bonds to 5 and 10.  We will also learn about measuring capacity and comparing height and length.


Purple Mash 
Purple Mash - Kirkby C of E

Mini Mash is the safe online space for children in the Early Years to learn, create and explore. There are seven learning areas, in each area you’ll find a range of engaging content and tools that are perfect for developing your child's skills accross the Early Years curriculum.  Logins will be kept inside your child's reading record. -EYFS Purple Mash.png


Our Team

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     Miss Nieman (Reception Teacher)                                Miss O'Nions (Reception Teacher)                                     Miss Dunphy (Teaching Assistant)

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Mrs McPhillips (Nursery Teacher and EYFS lead)                  Mrs Schumacher (Teaching Assistant).                               Mrs Curzon (Teaching Assistant)            





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