Welcome to Reception

Cheadle Hulme Primary School reception bookshelf

Summer Term in Reception 


Our theme this term is Growth!

The Reception year strives to provide a unique, challenging and inspirational curriculum based on new and memorable experiences. Our learning during the summer term will be inspired by our wonderful high-quality texts 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. 

‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ teaches the children about growing a seed, with a little patience! 

‘The Dot’ is a story not just about the act of drawing but a journey of self-discovery and confidence building. 

In ‘The Snail and the Whale’ we learn about the growth of two different characters on a voyage around the world. We will use this to learn about different habitats. 

‘We’re All Wonders’ helps the children understand what it is like to be different and how growth is always possible. 

‘The Bog Baby’ will be utilised alongside our Reception trip this term and will teach the children about caring for all living creatures. 

‘Clean Up’ explores the idea of caring for our planet and being good citizens. 

In Maths we will build on our deep understanding of numbers to 10 and move onto exploring numbers to 20. We will begin to look at addition and subtraction as well as sharing and grouping. We will explore spatial reasoning and properties of shape. 

In Literacy we will continue to learn new digraphs and trigraphs, develop our reading strategies and continue to build on the format and structure of a sentence. Within writing we will explore writing for different purposes based on our bookshelf texts. 

Across other areas of the EYFS curriculum, we will look at how we have grown since we were babies, think about how life has changed from the past and will look at life cycles of plants and animals. We will continue to create with different materials and use music, dance and role play to be imaginative and expressive. 


Summer Term Highlights! 

There are many festivals, celebrations and international events to look forward to including Eid, Vesak, Euro 2024 and the Olympic Games.  

We will participate in our first ever sports day and culminate the year with our cohort trip to Lower Moss Wood! 


The Reception Team 

Mrs Cheshire – Teacher 

Mr Ross – Teacher 

Mrs Smith – Learning Support Assistant 

Mrs Swindells – Learning Support Assistant 

Miss Harrison – Learning Support Assistant 

Miss Wilson – Learning Support Assistant 


Important information (Reception) 

 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. 

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 any questions, receive messages and celebrate successes.