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dragonfly logo iconReception

Bug Club.

Please help your child to keep reading the books allocated to them on active learn.

Remember, at the end of the book there are questions for your child to complete. To answer a question, just click on the bug icon. 

When your child has finished all the quiz questions in a book, they will earn 'Active Learn Coins'. By reading more books, your child will earn enough coins to 'buy' a reward in one of the many reward schemes. The answers to the quiz questions will be sent back to our teacher site so that we can see how your child is progressing. Please keep reading and stay safe. Thank you.

In Reception, we often use Twinkl for educational resources. They are currently offering free access to parents so that you can access learning during periods of disruption. Please use this code: UKTWINKLHELPS to access resources. 


Welcome to Reception

In Reception we wear our school uniform and a smile every day!


The class teachers are:
Mrs. Rayer ~ RS (Mon - Wed) 
Mrs. Street ~ RS (Thurs - Fri)
Mrs Rayment ~ RR

The teaching assistants are:
Mrs Morgan 
Miss Charles

Mrs Mansfield

Reception Parent Overview – Summer A  2020

Context – What lives in a rockpool? 

This is the overview is the planned learning in school for summer term A. We realize that visiting the beach is not possible at the moment. Please adapt where possible: for example looking at pictures of sea creatures and sea shore collections. The most important thing for the Reception staff is that your children are happy and healthy.


Language, Literacy and Communication

Mathematical Development


Children to look at real sea creatures and identify common features and describe in detail.



Share stories and learn how to handle and enjoy books.

Home reading books and word cards.

Read and talk about the stories:   The Rainbow Fish, The Sharing Shell, Non-fiction books about sea creatures.






Encouraging children to hold writing implements correctly, using their thumb and two fingers.

Penpals Handwriting.

Letters and Sounds – learning the sound of letters and how to form them. Writing sentences focusing on the letter sounds being taught.

Write a list of made and natural objects.

Describing sea creatures using bubble maps.

Labelling the sea creatures of who eats who.

Story writing – sea creature adventures.

Sharing poems and writing a class sea shore poem.









Read and write numbers.

Recite numbers up to 100, forwards and backwards, and from different starting points, for example, starting at 30 up to 39.

Sequence numbers.

Mentally recall ‘one more’ of a number within 10.

Mentally recall ‘one less’ of a number within 10.

Learn number doubles. Eg 1+1=2  2+2=4 3+3=6 4+4=8 5+5=10 Learn halves of numbers. Eg half of 2, half of 4, half of 6, half of 8, half of 10.

Combine two groups of objects to find how many altogether. Eg 6+1=7

Take away objects to find ‘how many are left.

Make a sensible estimate of up to 10 objects that can be checked by counting.

Solve simple problems in a practical situation that involve simple addition and subtraction.

Use ordinal numbers to 10 in daily activities and play, for example 1st, 2nd, 3rd……

Count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Bonds of 10.Eg 6+4=10

Fact families.

Manage Money

Use different coins to pay for items. Eg 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p.


Recognise, name and describe common 2D shapes (circle, square, triangle and rectangle) and some 3D shapes (cube, cuboid, and sphere).


Use the concept of time in terms of their daily activities, for example, register, snack time, playtime, story time.

Sing/chant the days of the week, months and seasons of the year.  Use standard units of time to read ‘o’clock’ using both analogue and 12-hour digital clocks.

Time bingo/matching  games.

Using Measuring Skills

Use direct comparisons with:

Length, footprints in the sand.

Using geometry skills

Complete a simple symmetrical picture through a variety of media.




Personal and social development, well-being and cultural diversity

 Show curiosity and develop positive attitudes to new experiences and learning. Take risks and become confident explorers of their indoor and outdoor environment. Demonstrate care, respect and affections for other children, others and their environment.

Visit to the beach.

Form relationships and feel confident to play and work co-operatively.

Set up seashore shop and encourage children to take on different roles, shop, customer.

Take responsibility for their own actions.

Look at beach collections and talk about the items left at the beach and the consequences it has on the environment.

Be aware of and respect the needs of others.

 Develop an understanding of what is fair and unfair and be willing to compromise.

Discuss the story of The Rainbow Fish.

Knowledge and understanding of the world

Sequence events.

Put photographs of trip activities in order.

Make comparisons and identify similarities and differences.

Sorting seashore collections into natural and manmade.

Experiment with everyday materials and use their senses to sort them into groups according to simple properties.

Predict and find out which items float and which items sink.

Identify natural features e.g. beach and the human features e.g. roads, buildings.

Recognise how people’s actions can improve or damage the environment.

Sorting seashore collections into natural and manmade.



Physical development

Become knowledgeable about spatial awareness and relationships, such as, behind, underneath, below, over, under and on top of.

Equipment and games to develop skills.


Creative development

 Develop their responses to different stimuli, such as, pictures, music and ideas.

Listen to sounds of the seashore / music

Explore and experiment with a variety of techniques and materials.

Children to use green, blue, white and black paint.  Colour mix to create sea water colours.

Mix, shape, arrange and combine materials to create their own images and objects that communicate and express their ideas, feelings and memories creatively.

Creating own collage rock pool pictures.


How to help your child this half term:

Log into bug club so your child can read the books allocated to them. Share stories together. Play board games. Complete puzzles. Look at the home learning set each week and help your child to complete this.





How to help your child this half term:


Each week, there will be homework relating to what we have been learning in class. Please help your child to complete their homework and ensure it is returned EVERY MONDAY.

You could also:

Talk to your child about their day in school. Share stories every day at home. Encourage your child to dress themselves each morning. Encourage your child to wait their turn to talk and answer questions clearly. Help your child with their reading book and key words.



PE will take place every Tuesday afternoon. The children will change for PE . They may keep their PE kit in school on their peg.

Snack Money is £1.20 per week. You can pay weekly, half termly or termly.  Please make cheques payable to Lakeside Primary Snack Account.



Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform and suitable clothing according to the weather eg hat, suncream, raincoat etc. All items must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.

Reading folders
Please share the library and reading book with your child and write a comment in the record book. Did your child like the story? What was their favourite part? Does your child know what the story is called?
Ensure your child reads their flashcards. You could play games with these cards; matching pairs, matching word to character.



Please return reading folders with flashcards every week, on the day your child is given.

Visit your local library to share books of your child's choice.

The children participate in letters and sounds sessions each week. They will learn the letter sounds, play sound games, record some work in their books and sing sound sounds.

 If you would like to listen to the songs you can visit the following website - Communication4All - Phonics and click on Interactive Phonics Presentation and songs. You can also visit the Letters and Sounds website for ideas and games to play with your child. -

Encourage your children to look for numbers in the environment; on buses, houses, in shops. Sing number rhymes, play number games and maths jigsaws.

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!

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