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Welcome to our Reception information page


2022 - 2023  Rose Class

Our teachers are Mrs Staniforth, Mrs Allen and Mrs Pedder

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Young and Mrs Cogdale


Here's what we'll be covering over the academic year in Reception:




Spring 2

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Life Cycle of Butterfly (non-fiction)













Spring 2 – Whiterose Maths

Growing 6,7, 8

Building 9 and 10


Maths – Reception (number)

Count objects, actions and sounds


Link the number symbol (numeral) with its cardinal number value.

Count beyond ten.

Compare numbers.

Understand the ‘one more than/one relationship between consecutive numbers.

Explore the composition of numbers to 10.

Automatically recall number bonds for numbers 0–10.



Measure, space and spatial thinking - Reception

Select, rotate and manipulate shapes in order to develop spatial reasoning skills.


Compose and decompose shapes so that children recognise a shape can have other shapes within it, just as numbers can.


Continue, copy and create repeating patterns.


Compare length, weight and capacity.



Topics that we will be covering across the half-term


Spring 2

Come outside – Mini-beasts/life cycles

Life cycles  

Mini Beasts

Mini Beast Arts and crafts

Planting Seeds


Outdoor Learning eg:

Welly Wednesday


Climbing Equipment

Playground – gross motor skills


Music –

Matching Pitch

Learning New Song and actions





We have PE on Tuesday and Thursday


Revise and refine the fundamental movement skills they have already acquired:












•Progress towards a more fluent style of moving, with developing control and grace.


•Develop the overall body strength, co-ordination, balance and agility needed to engage successfully with future physical education sessions and other physical disciplines including dance, gymnastics, sport.


•Develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently. Suggested tools: pencils for drawing and writing, paintbrushes, scissors, knives, forks and spoons.


•Use their core muscle strength to achieve a good posture when sitting at a table or sitting on the floor.


•Combine different movements with ease and fluency.


•Confidently and safely use a range of large and small apparatus indoors and outside, alone and in a group


•Develop overall body-strength, balance, co-ordination and agility.


•Further develop and refine a range of ball skills including: throwing, catching, kicking, passing, batting, and aiming.


•Develop confidence, competence, precision and accuracy when engaging in activities that involve a ball.


•Develop the foundations of a handwriting style which is fast, accurate and efficient.


•Know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing:

regular physical activity

healthy eating


sensible amounts of ‘screen time’

having a good sleep routine

being a safe pedestrian


•Further develop the skills they need to manage the school day successfully:

lining up and queuing


personal hygiene




  • Listen to your child read at least 3 times per week and log on boom readers.
  • Practice phonics home/school booklet
  • Look at numbers, shapes in the environment


Planned Trips

Trip to Whipsnade - Butterfly House on Wednesday 22nd March 2023