Shephalbury ParkPrimary School

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Welcome to Reception!



Welcome to Reception!


In Reception, we enjoy exploring in the classroom and outside. Mrs Whorrod, Mrs Nolan and Mrs Levy will be teaching you this year with Mrs Lee and Mrs Bond supporting. PE will be on Tuesdays, so please make sure that full PE kit is in school. We will send home PE kit at the end of each half term. Please also ensure that your child brings in a water bottle every week. Water bottles are sent home on a Friday. Half termly, we will be holding 'stay and play' sessions for parents and carers to experience our learning first-hand.


For the first half of the Spring term, we will be learning about traditional tales:

-The Gingerbread Man

-The Three Little Pigs

-Jack and the Beanstalk

-The Little Red Hen.

We will also be learning about Chinese New Year.


For the second half of the Spring term, we will be learning about animals:


-Farm animals

-Zoo animals

-UK wildlife

We will also be looking for signs of Spring and learning about Easter.


In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 10 then 20, and learning to compare objects by length, size and weight.


In phonics, we will continue working on phase 3 of letters and sounds. The phonic sounds that we teach weekly are stated on our weekly overview sheet.


We look forward to working in partnership with you.

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