Welcome to Reception

Spring Term in Reception


Our theme this term is Hope! 

Our learning during the Spring Term will be inspired by the wonderful high-quality texts on our bookshelf that help us celebrate our individuality and spark our imagination. The texts selected will ignite curiosity and enthusiasm within both the prime and specific areas of learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

In Maths we will expand our work on subitising and composition of numbers within 10, including doubles, odds and evens. We will also focus on number bonds to 5 and then 10 and addition and subtraction within 10. 

In Literacy we will continue to learn new digraphs, move onto trigraphs, develop our reading strategies and continue to build on the format and structure of a sentence. Within writing we will introduce adjectives to describe characters within a story and learn to tell and create our own stories! 

We will celebrate Lunar New Year with a class trip in February, learn about Holi, immerse ourself in World Book Day, understand how to stay safe on the Internet and take part in Science week. We will also look at the work of Gustav Klimt and create our own masterpieces. It’s going to be a busy and thoroughly enjoyable term! 

Our curriculum is underpinned by the school drivers:

The Reception team:

Mrs Cheshire – RKC Class Teacher

Mr Ross – RAR Class Teacher

Mrs Smith, Miss Wilson, Miss Harrison, Miss Sannwald, Mrs Swindells – Learning Support Assistants

Important information:  

  • PE kits will be kept in school and returned at the end of each half term.   
  • Please make sure your child’s book bag containing their reading book and reading record is brought into school every day. 
  • Reading books will be changed weekly, on a Friday.
  • We would encourage you to read with your child every day to develop their love for reading. 
  • The Reception Teachers will be available every day before and after school to answer questions, receive messages and celebrate successes.

There will be lots of exciting learning going on in Reception this term.

Please follow us on X (formerly Twitter) at @CHPSrec to see what we’re getting up to!