Reception Class

Class teacher: Miss Raggio                     

Teaching Assistant: Ms Mason 

Learning Support Assistant (Mornings only): Mrs Carter                             


 Welcome to Reception! 



Welcome back- We hope you had a

fantastic half term.

Please look out for a table for you to fill in your child's food preference for the week(s) if they are school dinner. This is to help them choose other preferences as we have noticed that Lots of children are only having the jacket potato.


This week we have begun looking at the story of the Gruffalo. We have made our very own creatures that live in the woods. We have written about what we have done over the holidays and sorted the numberblocks and written their numerals.




We are continuing with our phonics and have started phase 4. Please learn the next set of tricky words that we sent home. These tricky words do not follow the rules we learn in phonics of being able to be broken down to sound out. They are words we have to learn as a whole word as well as to spell them. We are continuing to blend words together to spell and read as well as continuing to recognise the letter name e.g.  for a the name would be ai as well as the phoneme (sound) ahhh. 


We will be attempting to write speech bubbles.


Phase 2 tricky words your child should now know to read and write are:

I , the, into, to, no, go

Phase 3 tricky words your child should now know to read and write are:

he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her


Phase 4 tricky words your child should know to read and write are:

said, have , like, so, do, some, come, little, one, there,

were, what, when


Examples of how to blend can be seen here in this clip from alphablocks - they are using constant blends

or this from geraldine griaffe featuring the digraph ow


 We are looking one more and one less next week.

Examples of activities include:

Draw a 0-20 number line on the floor outside
using chalks. Stand on 0. Ask a grown-up to
say a number and then jump to that number.
Can you work out what is one less? Move to
that number and say it out loud.


Count out a set of 20 toys into a cardboard
box. The cardboard box is going to be a bus
to take the toys on a journey. Move the box
around the room and each time the bus stops,
a toy gets off the bus. Count how many toys
are left each time until the bus is empty.


Collect some small objects, such as play
people or building bricks. Ask a grown-up
to count out some of the objects and say
how many they have. Can you count out
one more than that number?


Set up a picnic for some of your favourite
toys. How many plates and cups will you
need? Imagine if they brought another
friend, how many would you need then? If
that toy brought another toy, how many
would you need then?.


 Kim Raggio