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Welcome to Reception Class



Summer Term 1 2022


This term  our learning and activities will be inspired by our learning enhancement theme 'Mad About Minibeasts'. We will be learning about different creatures in our local environment, we will be using stories, poetry and non-fiction  books to help us, and Eric Carle will be our author focus for this term too. We will be planning and developing our vegetable garden and having our own baby chicks to look after too! We will also be thinking about how we can take care of our world better and vote for our class Eco-Ambassadors. 


We continue to work on our phonics skills, becoming more confident at reading and writing words and sentences independently during our daily phonics sessions with Fred the Frog, guided writing sessions and during 'Fantastics Book Talk'. We will also be developing our handwriting and pre-cursive letter shapes  using the Letter-join handwriting scheme.  We will continue to work on developing our number recognition, counting and problem solving skills during our daily maths sessions and we continue to teach through the 'Mastering Numbers' programme . There will be lots of opportunities for the children to explore, investigate and create, everyday there will opportunities to use our outside spaces and there will be a weekly Forest School session too. Developing collaboration and resilience powers are going to be our Building Learning Power focus. 

We are also preparing for Stories4Schools Book Launch event when you will be able share our published stories and buy your own copy of our book. More details to follow.

Children will need to come to school in PE kits on Tuesdays and Forest School clothes on Thursdays please.


If you need to access home learning, activities, resources and planning will be uploaded to our  'Little Smarties' Webpage 

We will also use our Class Group Webpage on our school Facebook page  which is a super way to keep updated with Knightlow News and  our own class group page is a great way to show WOW moments  of learning that your child has done at home as well as a super way for us to keep you updated too. 


Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or would like to offer your help or support in any way

Thank you 

Mrs Cathy Amos-Simpson 

Reception Class Teacher



Reception Learning Themes 2021-2022

Autumn 1

Autumn Days

Autumn 2Space/  Festivals
Spring 1Once Upon a Time          
Spring 2Here We Are 
Summer 1Mad About Mini-beasts
Summer 2Commotion in the Ocean



Home Learning 

In the event of school or class closure due to COVID, home learning, activity ideas, resources and detailed planning for Reception Class will be updated weekly on our class webpage Learning can being shared on our class group Facebook page Little Smarties.

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  • Hill Crescent, Stretton-on-Dunsmore,
  • Rugby, United Kingdom, CV23 9NF
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