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The Reception Team includes:

Miss Mellor- Class Teacher

Mrs Keightey- Class Teacher

Miss Doyle- Teaching Assistant

Mr Roth- Teaching Assistant


Spring 1 - Long, Long Ago


This half term in Reception we are thinking about events from the past. We will be starting the topic by looking at photos of ourselves as babies and thinking about how we have changed over time. We will be learning to use past tense vocabulary in order to talk about things that have already happened in our own lives and in the lives of those around us. 


We will then begin to look deeper into the past to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. We will become class Scientists and have the opportunity to discover and explore bones and fossils and where they may have come from. We will use non-fiction texts to find out information about different dinosaurs such as what they looked like and what they might have eaten. We will then create fact file sheets about dinosaurs and make our very own class book to show what we have learnt. 






Key Texts


Below are our key texts for this half term. We will be reading them regularly with your children so that they can become involved in the retelling of these stories and build up the number of stories that they know. Hearing familiar stories lots of times builds up children's confidence and supports their love of stories.


Look out for these key texts in school, at home or in the library and share them with your child. They may even be able to tell you parts of the story :)

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Meet the Numberblocks

Meet the Numberblocks 1

In Reception we follow a Numberblocks scheme of work to teach Maths. The scheme focuses on giving children a solid understanding of numbers up to 10 in a fun and interactive way. This deeper understanding of early number is then built upon throughout the year with the introduction of the Numberblock characters up to 20. 

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