Teachers – Mrs Rodgers, Mrs Gill

TA- Miss Murphy, Miss Crolla, Miss Austen

Spring 2:

The children in reception have been enjoying our topic on “Growing”. We listened to stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack and the Jelly Beanstalk, The Enormous Turnip and The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. We learned lots of new exciting words, retold the stories and wrote instructions for planting a bean.

The children had a great time on their experience day. We went for a welly walk to look for signs of Spring such as blossom, buds, insects, daffodils. We even saw a frog in the pond! The children also had fun planting beans, cress and tomato seeds, exploring seeds in fruit and printing patterns with fruit and vegetables. We shared the stories of Oliver’s Vegetables and Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Vivian French.

Reception also celebrated World Book Day in our classroom. The children did a character scavenger hunt, made potato and wooden spoon characters, followed instructions to draw a character, designed book marks and shared lots of stories! We have done some great work learning about numbers to 10. The children know lots of different facts for numbers.

In Maths, They have been learning how to order and double numbers and find one more and one less.

We have been enjoying and retelling New Testament stories from the Bible and thinking about the special messages within these parables. They have learned about the events of Holy week, re-enacted Palm Sunday and The Last Supper and learned about the importance of Easter.

We have done lots of PSHE work using special stories such as Ruby’s Worry and learning how to practice mindfulness, meditation and breathing exercises. Reception have continued to be Heartsmart by learning how to be kind and gentle friends. We are looking forward to Easter and making lots of Easter crafts and cards!

  TOPIC NAME Understanding the World Technology EAD (Expressive Arts and Design PSED RE Physical Development Literacy (Reading and Writing) Maths- (Using White-Rose Reception Guidance)







Growing (Fruit and Veg)





Chinese New Year


Spring and Seasonal Change


Plant growth


Mothers Day



Everyday technology

keyboard skills, typing our names and words


Focus on E-safety


Textiles- Spr 1

Printing – Spr 2


Dance- Fictional characters (Julia Donaldson)


Music Express- Growth and Change (Loud and Quiet)

Moving patterns (Structure)/Going Places (High and Low)


Role play-Toy shop/museum, garden centre, Jack and the Beanstalk

Heartsmart – Too much selfie isn’t healthy (I love others)


Heartsmart – Don’t rub it in, rub it out! (I am a good friend)

The Stories Jesus Told



UC F3 Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?


Holi (Hindu festival)


Values- Forgiveness, compassion and Love

They form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed


Handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.


Health- as above+ e-safety, road safety, managing risks.





PE- Gymnastics- Jumping and balancing

Reading – (Phase 2/3 letters and sounds phonics)

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

Writing – Break the flow of speech into words to compose a sentence

– Develop oral rehearsal – think it, say it, write it, read it

– Develop memory, hold a short sentence in meaningful context

Attempt to write a short sentence in meaningful context(s)

– Begin to develop word modification, selecting language to fit audience and purpose of the writing

– Begin to develop sentence construction, including simple punctuation

Write for a range of purposes, for example.

Addition and Subtraction – Numbers to 5.

–           Introducing zero.

–           Number bonds to 5.

Number and Place Value – Numbers to 10.

–           Counting to 6,7 and 8

–           Counting to 9 and 10

–           Comparing groups up to 10

Addition and subtraction – Addition to 10.

–           Combining two groups to find the whole

–           Number bonds to 10 – ten frame

–           Number bonds to 10 – part whole model.

Geometry – Shape and space.

–           Spatial awareness

–           3D shapes

–           2Dshapes


Homework Leaflet-Homework leaflet

Class Newsletter: Class newsletter Reception Spring 2021

Take a look at this document to show what the Reception class will be looking at in Spring Term- Reception Topic web Toys 2021