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Class Teacher – Mrs S Clarke

Teaching Assistant–Mrs D Morris

‘The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences’

Loris Malaguzzi

Our children in Reception learn through enhanced continuous provision, both in our indoor and outdoor classroom.

Our children learn through the Characteristics of Effective Learning, these are:

  • playing and exploring
  • active learning
  • creating and thinking critically

These are important life skills and attitudes which support children in being ready to face challenges, explore and extend their learning.

We have 7 different areas of learning these are broken down into our Prime and Specific areas.

Our Prime Areas of learning are:

  • Personal, Social, Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Our specific areas of learning are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

All of the activities planned within our EYFS key stage are linked to these areas of learning with close attention paid to the characteristics of effective learning.

Reception Long Term Plan 2022/2023

What’s happening this term in Reception?

Welcome back to a brand new school year. We have had a wonderful start to our year and the children have settled in wonderfully. We are working hard to follow our school rules and settle in to our daily routine. The children are making lots of new friendships and building wonderful connections with adults in the room.


This term our core text is the story ‘Wild’ by Emily Hughes. This is a lovely story with amazing illustrations. The children will be unpicking the character in the story and using the pictures to help them gain some understanding of her personality.

We will also be reading ‘Owl Babies’ during our topic of Autumn. We would love to see any Autumn Treasures you may find when you are out and about. We can add them to our Nature table.


In phonics this term, we will be continuing the Read Write Inc scheme.

We will be introducing a letter sound a day, with lots of opportunities to practise saying the sound, reading the sound, blending the sound and writing the sound with lots of help from our friendly friend Fred the Frog.

Cbeebies ‘Alphablocks’ is also a very educational and beneficial programme for the children to be watching which will help teach them the skills of blending and segmenting.


This term in mathematics we will be continuing to consolidate our knowledge of number. We follow White Rose Maths which allows children to delve deeper into number and learn all about what a number is and what it consists of. We will be looking at numbers to 10 and the different ways we can represent these. We will also be teaching the children the skill of subitising  numbers to 5.


Our RE topic this term is ‘Creation and Covenant’. During this topic, the children will be introduced to the scripture of Genesis 1:31 and will be learning all about God’s Wonderful World.

What can I be doing at home?

Reading to your child every day! Reading allows children to enter a new world, learn new words, new cultures, new experiences and develops imagination. It provides the chance to question, predict and most of all enjoy!

Find reasons to write. Before going shopping, write down lists of what you will need. Ask your child to write down the first sound of the items, whilst shopping ask children to find the b,b,b bread. Draw pictures and write captions of the things you have been doing at home and over the weekends. 

Practice recognising your numbers every day and counting out objects to match. Find 1 more and less than numbers and create your own number problems. Count, count count!

Can you create your own maths problems? 

If I have 5 sweets but I ate 1 how many would I have left?

How many beads can you put into the pot into 1 minute?

General Information

Tapestry is used daily by staff to record children’s learning. Please try to log in regularly to access your children’s achievements and successes and inform us of any out of school activities.

Each Monday we collect £1 which is used to buy snack for your child throughout the week. All contributions are greatly valued to ensure your child has a healthy week at school.

In Reception we have access to our outdoor classroom daily to keep us physically active and healthy. In addition to this, our planned PE day is Wednesday. PE will commence after October half term. On P.E days children are required to come in to school wearing their full PE kit.

Please ensure ALL your child’s clothing has names on it. As they go through the wash names do tend to fade so please keep checking to ensure that things don’t go missing, especially jumpers and cardigans. 

Many thanks for your continued support in school and at home.

Mrs Clarke

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