Pegasus Class - Reception


Welcome to Reception's Webpage!

Our Reception Class are taught by Miss Basche, Mrs Mason, Mrs Carter, Mrs Newman, Mrs Whitman, 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 Language Link. 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 the correct pencil hold.

In phonics, Reception use ‘Letters and Sounds’ to teach Phase 2 and 3. Reading is a strong focus concentrating on decoding, learning sight recognition, tricky words and comprehension.

In mathematics, the 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.

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 Friday. Mrs Mason is our incredibly passionate Forest School Trained Teacher. The school is proud of its wonderful outside environment to encourage learning outdoors. 

Topic Overview, Letters to Parents and further information

Autumn 1 Spring 1 Summer 1
Superheroes! Foods of the World Splish, Splash, Splosh
Superheroes Topic Overview
Autumn 1 Newsletter 2020
Autumn 2 Spring 2 Summer 2
Celebrations! Holes The Animal Kingdom




Home Learning


Hi everyone! Well what a very peculiar start to the Summer term. This is the term that we really see you flourish as learners and we would be encouraging you to work as independently as possible. As promised, I will upload work weekly so please see below for this week's activities

We now have a dedicated Early Years email. Please send pictures of what you have been doing to It will be great to see how you have been spending your time. I will also add them into your learning journeys!

Stay home, stay safe

 Home Learning Activities

Thank you so for much sending pictures of what you have been up to. It has been wonderful to see them. 

Summer Term 2 Home Learning

Week 7 Home Learning Activities 13.07.20

Week 6 Home Learning Activities 06.07.20

Week 5 Home Learning Activities 29.06.20

Week 4 Home Learning Activities 22.06.20

Week 3 Home Learning Activities 15.06.20

Week 2 Home Learning Activities 08.06.20

Week 1 Home Learning Activities 01.06.20

Life in Lockdown

Photography Competition - get your entry in!

Photography Competition - Illusion

Photography Competition - Capture a moment

Photography Competition - 'Selfies'

Summer Term 1 Home Learning

Week 5 Home Learning Activities 18.05.20

Week 4 Home Learning Activities 11.05.20

Week 3 Home Learning Activities 04.05.20

Week 2 Home Learning Activities 27.04.20

Miss Basche's Phonics Group

Mrs Carter's Phonics Group

Week 1 Home Learning Activities 20.04.20



Useful websites

Teach Your Monster to Read
The website is free to access. App is free or 99p from Google Play 

Phonics Play
Username: march20 Password: home

Phonics Bloom

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

Lots of ideas and resources!

A book a day- Oliver Jeffers
One of our favourite Authors has announced that he will read a book a day during the school closures. This will air on his Instagram and be uploaded to his website.

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Perfect for some indoor exercise and mindfulness

ABC Does
The Early Years guru! Some brilliant home learning ideas.

White Rose Maths
White Rose Maths have compiled Early Years Maths activities  based around different stories