Pegasus Class - Reception

Welcome to Reception's Webpage!

Our Reception Class are taught by Miss Basche, Mrs Carter, Mrs Riaz and Mrs Nawaz.

The curriculum is creatively planned following the Development Matters framework. Exciting topics hook the children into their learning. Our pupils are happy, independent and make good progress. The children’s gaps in learning are carefully tracked and individual children's needs are identified to ensure provision is meeting the gaps in their learning. There is a firm focus on language into reading, writing and mathematics. We also place a high value on the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning: independence, perseverance, motivation and critical thinking.’

The children’s receptive language is assessed using WellComm and HANEN. Where gaps are found, intervention meets their needs. Early writing skills are fostered using the whole school approach to handwriting KINETIC Letters. KINETIC letters is an innovative approach that progressively refines handwriting by building strength and stamina, beginning with gross motor skills, building core strength and developing the correct pencil hold.

Reception are taught phonics through Read, Write Inc. Reading is a strong focus concentrating on decoding green words, learning sight recognition by reading red words and developing comprehension skills. Read Write Inc supports Reception children to read the sounds in words using Fred Talk and sound blending as well as the corresponding letters/letter groups.
Read Write Inc supports children to develop their sound blending skills with a range of story books and non-fiction books matched to their phonic ability. Children also develop their comprehension skills in stories by answering 'Find it' and 'Prove it' discussion questions. 
Children are always actively involved in Read Write Inc lessons through 'My Turn, Your Turn', as well as partner work to ensure children answer every question, practise every activity through playing the role of 'teacher' and taking turns to read in their pairs. 

In mathematics, Reception use the similar methods as the rest of the school. Strategies using ‘Singapore Maths’ and Maths Mastery methods enable the children to grasp early number skills, understanding and mathematical language which is supported by White Rose curriculum coverage.

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic are offered daily via focused activities when children are given the opportunity to practise their skills and develop their understanding, specific to each child's needs. Continuous provision ensures all the pupils are given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge throughout all areas of the curriculum.  This provision again, enables pupils to access a range of language suitable across a range of subjects. Children are encouraged to speak in full sentences using an increasingly precise vocabulary and tense. Positive learning behaviours and social skills are taught to enable pupils to enjoy their learning, together.

All Reception children have the opportunity to access Forest School every Tuesday afternoon. The school is proud of its wonderful outside environment to encourage learning outdoors. 

Curriculum Overview and further information

Reception Long Term Plan 2023-24

Cycle A

Autumn 1 2023 Spring 1 2024 Summer 1 2024
Marvellous Me! Here We Are Once Upon a Time
Marvellous Me Curriculum Overview
Autumn 1 Timetable
Autumn 2 2023 Spring 2 2024 Summer 2 2024
Light & Dark Long, Long Ago We're Going on a Bug Hunt
Light & Dark Curriculum Overview
Autumn 2 Timetable


Cycle B

Autumn 1 2022 Spring 1 2023 Summer 1 2023
Superheroes! Foods of the World! The Animal Kingdom
Superheroes Curriculum Overview Foods of the World Curriculum Overview The Animal Kingdom Curriculum Overview
Autumn 2 2022 Spring 2 2023 Summer 2 2024
Celebrations! Holes Splish, Splash, Splosh
Celebrations Curriculum Overview Holes Curriculum Overview Splish, Splash, Splosh Curriculum Overview


Seesaw Reception!

We will continue to use Seesaw to set work if you are unable to attend school and for homework purposes.  Have a go at uploading pictures to Seesaw. Log in details are in the front of children's reading diaries.

Useful Apps & Websites

Numberblocks and Alphablocks are great shows to concentrate on numbers and sounds. The website also has stories, games, puzzles etc.

Oxford Owl
Free e-books and games

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Perfect for some indoor exercise and mindfulness

White Rose 1 Minute Maths
A brilliant app for phones and tablets to develop children's speedy mathematical skills.