Welcome to our RE and RY, we are looking forward to making lots of memories in our first year of school together. We will make lots of friendships and have lots of fun throughout the year. Our adults who help us in RE are Miss Edwards and Miss Turner. In RY the adults who help us are Mrs Yates and Mrs Weaver.  

This term:

We will be getting used to leaving our grown-ups at the door, carrying our own things and knowing where to put them away in the classroom. 

We will be learning about the listening rules and creating our own class rules together. We will be getting used to our new routine and learning how to use the different areas and resources in the indoor and outdoor classroom. 

This half-term we are learning lots about ourselves. We will be drawing and painting self portraits and practising to write our names. We will think about the members of our family and describe what our homes and community look like. 

In phonics we will  beginning to learn our set 1 single letter sounds and learning to blend words together orally and to read simple words. 

In maths we will be practising our counting skills to gain 1:1 correspondence, recognise numerals and learning to group and sort. 

Within our literacy sessions we will be doing lots of oral story telling. We will look at stories such as: Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle, The Squeaky Story and The Little Red Hen. 

But mostly, we will be having lots of fun, learning new skills, making friends and memories, and joining the Reception family. 

Our Weekly Routine


Our PE day is on a Tuesday afternoon, so please ensure you have your PE kit in school. We are encouraging the children to get dressed independently, as it is a key aspect of the EYFS Curriculum.  

Forest school:  

Our Forest school day is on a Friday morning. Look out for further details on the classroom door’s to help you get ready for Forest school!  


In our daily Phonics sessions, we will learn how to read and write Set 1 and Set 2 RWI sounds and begin the process for segmenting the sounds in simple words and blending them together to read words. Our phonics books will be changed in line with our phonics groups, by the phonics teacher.  


In Reception we love to read and share lovely stories together, it is a really important part of our day! We love to retell stories by creating story maps and adding actions to our stories. By the end of each week we will be given a reading book that we can read for pleasure with our grown ups.  

Key useful links:

Phonics play PhonicsPlay 

Phonics bloom Phonics Games for the Classroom and Home – Phonics Bloom 

Topmarks Topmarks: teaching resources, interactive resources, worksheets, homework, exam and revision help 

Cbeebies Games for kids and early years activities – CBeebies – BBC 

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