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 Welcome to our class page! 


We are really looking forward to welcoming all of the new children into our Reception class. We hope that the children will enjoy the start of their school journey here at Our Lady and St Rose of Lima, and their love of learning will continue to grow!
Reception will be working really hard this year and will have lots of fun doing so! Miss Hand and Miss Allport will keep this page updated with all the fantastic work Reception are doing and interesting activities that they are involved in. Pictures, news and any useful links to support learning at home will also be included.
Resources and links can be found at the bottom of the class page...

Enjoy! smiley

Star of the week


Each week, the star of Reception will appear on our class page. Please make sure you check regularly to find out who the star of the class is that week!


Our star of the week is...Rose!

(Friday 30th November 2018)

This week Rose has been chosen as star of the week for her fantastic effort in phonics and for trying really hard with her fantastic cursive handwriting! Well done Rose

Keep up the good work! smiley


These children have been stars of the week in Reception so far...Evelyn (23.11.18), Robyn (16.11.18), Tristan (09.11.18), Ionah (19.10.18), Cheska (12.10.18), Elishaj (05.10.18), Whitney (28.09.18), ALL OF RECEPTION (21.09.18)

 Our Class Wish! 


At the start of this year, each class chose a wish that they would like to see acted out in their class. After much discussion, we decided that our class wish is 'to help each other learn and grow'.

This means that we help each other learn and grow not only in the classroom, but in all aspects of school life.

At the beginning of each half-term, a child will be chosen who we feel has shown that they have been helping to make the wish come true by their words and actions. The chosen child will win 10 house points for their house team.


Autumn Term 2

Robyn has been chosen because she is a very caring friend. She is very eager to learn new things each day at school, but also likes to encourage and support her classmates when they are finding things difficult. She often helps her friends during phonics and when writing our sound of the day.

Robyn is a very mature and helpful member of Reception, and a great role model for her peers. Well done Robyn, keep up the good work!

Our school prayers - Reception

Our school prayers - Reception 1
Our school prayers - Reception 2
Our school prayers - Reception 3
Our school prayers - Reception 4
Our school prayers - Reception 5
Our school prayers - Reception 6

 Important information... 

 Important dates for your diary... 


 The Nativity 


Please check your child's bookbag for a letter about the Nativity.

The school’s Christmas KS1 and Early Years Nativity, for Nursery, Reception and Year One will take place on Tuesday 18th December and Wednesday 19th December 2018 in the school hall.

You can choose either 2 tickets for one performance, or 1 for Tuesday’s performance and 1 for Wednesday’s performance.


The performances are at the following times:

Tuesday 18th December – 9.30am

Wednesday 19th December – 1.30pm


Tickets will be available to get after school on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th December (next week).


It would be greatly appreciated if costumes could be found and sourced from home for the performance. ALL costumes will need to be brought in on Tuesday 11th December (a week before the first performance), so that we have all of them ready for the dress rehearsals and final shows. If you can start looking to see what you can find and source for your child to wear, this will really help to add to the performance.

If you are unable to provide a costume, please could you return the slip on the letter NO LATER than Monday 10th December so that we have enough time to find them something to wear.


Thank you for your continued support smiley


 Term: Autumn 2 

 What's happening this week in Reception? 

Week 5 - WC: Monday 3rd December 2018


Literacy and Mathematics


Assessment Week

This week is assessment week. The children will have a go at a number of activities in Literacy and Mathematics where we will be able to see the progress made during this half term.


Literacy (Reading and Writing) - Please continue to practise sound sheets, soundboxes, and reading reading books as often as possible. In addition to this, the high frequency words are used so much when we write, that is so important for your child to learn these. Please continue to practise both reading and writing high frequency words at home.

Early Learning Goals (End of Year target) for Literacy:


Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.


Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.


Mathematics (Number and Shape, space and measure)

Early Learning Goals (End of Year target) for Mathematics:


Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Shape, space and measure

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.


Thank you for all your continued support smiley



This week in phonics we will be focusing on the following sounds - sh, th and 'th'.



Sounds learned so far:

s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu and ch.


Please practise reading the sounds and words in your sound boxes. You will also be given sound sheets to practise reading and writing each sound. smiley



High Frequency Words

This week we will continue to look at the words in band one - I, a, it, is, in, up, at, am, on, band two - dog, big, cat, get, can, mum, dad, yes, and and band three - to, go, no, of, we, me, he, she, the.

 Reception - Little Big Maths 


     Amounts      Counting      Learn Its      It's Nothing New     Calculation   

Little Big Maths Powerpoint - Autumn 2: Week 4-7

 Term: Autumn 1 

Autumn 1 - Our self-portraits

Autumn 1 - Our self-portraits 1
Autumn 1 - Our self-portraits 2
Autumn 1 - Our self-portraits 3
Autumn 1 - Our self-portraits 4
Autumn 1 - Our self-portraits 5
Autumn 1 - Our self-portraits 6
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 Reception resources... 


 Phase 2 and 3 

                                                Phase 2                                                                                                Phase 3

 Reception High Frequency Words 

 Year One High Frequency Words 


 Sounds and words 

 Website links - youtube videos