Reception (R1) 2021 - 2022

Mrs Vernon

Teaching Assistants : Mrs Peach (mornings) and Mrs Corrigan (afternoons) Miss Sandison (mornings-Reception/ Resource Provision)

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

Welcome to Class R1

I hope you all had a lovely summer and that you are looking forward to starting school!

Staff In R1 September 2021

Teacher - Mrs Vernon

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Corrigan - Morning/Lunchtime/Afternoons.   Mrs Willdig - Morning/Afternoon

The Reception class is the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We follow the new revised EYFS curriculum working towards the Early Learning Goals. There are 7 areas of learning: Communication and Langague, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design.


Autumn 1

The first few weeks will be about getting to know the children and ensuring they are happily settled into school. We will also  be completing the Reception Baseline Assessment.

Welcome meeting - 15th September - we will share information about our curriculum, learning and assessment

Planning for our topics -

BEARS - will be our first theme will follow on from the story - Goldilocks and the Three Bears - we will use a range of story books to complete activities linked to our theme as well as finding out information about bears - see details in files. 

P.E  will be on Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon.

PPA - Miss Sandison will cover the class on Wednesday afternoon

Useful sites: Mr Thorne Does Phonics.  Phonics Play.    Letters and Sounds Recetion - You Tube Starting from lesson 1 = s ( s a t p i n)


  • Recognition of all initial sounds  - start with s a t p i n -c d m g o k - h e u r b l f
  • Segment and blend orally and then using magnetic letters to make CVC words e.g. p-a-t = pat, t-i-n = tin
  • Recognition of number  1-5/10
  • Counting objects 1-5/10
  • Mark making -- holding pencil effectively - vertical lines/anti-clockwise circles
  • Independence skills in collecting their belongings and toiletting
  • Listening games - following instruction


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