Pegasus Class - Reception

Welcome to Reception's Webpage!

Our Reception Class are taught by Miss Basche, Miss Iles, 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 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 comprehension. 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.

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


Seesaw Reception!

We will continue to use Seesaw to set work if you are unable to attend school and for homework purposes.  Please let us know what exciting things you're getting up to by having a go at uploading pictures to Seesaw or by sending us pictures via our email 

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




Useful Websites