Welcome to Reception - Swan Class page. Adults in Reception - Miss Raggio (Monday, Thursday, Friday), Mrs Warwick (Tuesday, Wednesday), Ms Mason (Every weekday).

Reception - Swans


Welcome to Reception!


Important reminders- P.E. Please ensure that P.E. kits are in by Friday. P.E is now every Friday (previously Thursday). The library is now on a Tuesday (previously Thursday) so please ensure that you return the books on a Tuesday (you will receive a new library book today). Reading challenge books to be returned each Friday. Class reading books - Changed Monday and Friday.


Homework -  This weeks new sounds to practice reading and writing are: ng, the soft th as in bath and the hard th as in thin, tricky words are : he, she, me, be. we.  Please look out for a tapestry video. We are learning about finding one more and one less than a given number in maths.

Reading - We will change school reading books on a Monday and a Friday, To help your child you can put the school reading book in their contact book on these days, Library books will now be changed on a Tuesday and school labelled Reading challenge books will be changed on a Friday also alongside their reading book if you wish to read additional books for the reading challenge please feel free to use library book from Stoneleigh or the school library or personal books from home. 

Tapestry - Please let us know if you are not receiving notifications. We would then like to invite you in after school to ensure that we have the correct details on the system.  Please note that at the moment the system is currently down and we are trying to fix this issue ASAP. 

If you have any questions please speak to Miss Raggio or a member of the reception class team.


 We are looking at the topic of rainforests. This week we are looking at the story of Monkey Puzzle. We will be looking at the jungle animals and where they lvie as well as learning two new digraphs sh and ch. We will be learning new tricky words he, me, we, be, she.



We are currently working on developing our fine motor grip. Ways you can support this are  playing with playdough, using tweezers, threading and more. https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/


We are now working on blending sounds together and hearing sounds in words. Please look out for a video of how to say the sound. I have added some colouring pages below as well as the tricky words for Phase 2.

Great phonics app include:

Geraldine Giraffe has videos on youtube and a phonics playland app which mirrors what we teach in class


Pirate phonics

pocket phonics lite

teach your monster to read 




We are focusing on finding one more and 1 less than a given number. 

Ideas you can do at home:





Apps you can use to support are

number bonds memorizer

Number facts

Maths facts

Archimedes Roost


The link below explains the importance of subitising and clearly demonstrates it.






Our topic will be Jungles/ rainforests. We will be looking at animals and focusing on books related to this topic. We will also be looking at what a rainforest is. We will be starting P.E. again  as well as helping to make our own jungle role play. 

 in PSHE we will be learning about the impotence of why we should never give up, be a good friend. 

This week we are making parrots and snakes.

We will be learning to correctly form the letters a and e in our handwriting session and in p.e. we will be learning new skills of Jumping and Landing. Try jumping over cracks in the pavement on your way to school or in the playground.