Reception (R1) 2019 - 2020

Mrs Vernon

Teaching Assistants : Miss Sandison (mornings) and Mrs Corrigan (afternoons)

Other teachers: Miss Sandison (PPA Thursday afternoon)
School Council Representatives:

Welcome to Class R1

Please see the school Home Learning page for suggestions of useful websites and activities to support you in helping your child learn at home.

We have started a class blog so we can keep in touch! Let us know what you've been doing and send any photos to Mrs Bevan and we will upload them to the blog! 

The Reception class is the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Autumn 1

We will begin by sharing the children's 'Introducing...' booklets to find out what they have enjoyed doing during the summer and these will lead into our first topic. Planning will be put on to our class page on the web site. . P.E  will be on  Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon.

Our Welcome morning will be on 11th September 2019 9am in class R1.

Letters and Sounds - Please use the link below to help your child with the following letter sounds/shapes(phase 2 order)  s a t p i n

The next set of letters are  m d g o c k  but please work at the pace that is best for your child. We hope to send a letter chart out before half term.

Our first topic will be BEARS

We will use the books 'The 3 Bears', We're Going on a Bear Hunt', 'Ten in the Bed' and' Brown Bear Brown Bear' as the starting point for a  range of activities. We will retell the stories using picturesand story maps. we will use toys to act out the stories. We willl turn the role-play area into an explorer's den. We will use bears to talk about patterning, ordering by size anduse positional vocabulary to play 'where is the bear?'. We will find out information about pandas, brown bears and polar bears.

Children can bring in their own bears on Thursday 10th October.

Autumn 2

Our next topic is ANIMALS. We will be finding out about farm, pet and zoo animals using information and story books. We will set up a vets role-play area and use the farm and zoo in the mini-world area to add sets and use positional language. We will read simple CVC texts - Get a Pet/Pets - these will be the focus for the Stay and Play sessions for each group which will be on: PURPLE = 11th November, RED=12th November, BLUE=13th November, GREEN =20th November, YELLOW= 22nd November.


Our new topic is SUPERHEROES. We will be using the stories 'SuperTato', 'My Mum is a Supermum' and 'Superdad' as starting points for our work. We will be finding out about ways to be healthy and strong as well as investigating forces (push/pull), magnets and floating and sinking. We will continue to have PE/Gym (indoor PE) on Wednesdays and Dance/music on Friday afternoons. 


Our topic for this half term is SPACE. We will begin by reading the book 'Here Come the Aliens' to inspire us to draw an alien and to wrtie sentences to describe it. We will use mini world figures and the space role-play area to act out stories.  We will then focus on information texts about space to find the answers to our questions about the size of planets and what they are made out of.

Remeber the Writing Stay and Play sessions= Monday 2nd March =GREEN GROUP,  Tuesday 3rd March = PURPLE GROUP, Wednesday 4th March = YELLOW GROUP, Thursday 12th March = RED GROUP and Frday 13th March = BLUE GROUP.

For this half term we will also have an extra PE slot on Tuesday afternoons with Crewe ALex.

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Hermitage Primary School, Hermitage Drive, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 7NP