Welcome to Reception 

Teachers: Mrs Chantler 
Teaching Assistants: Miss Owen and Mrs Russell

Useful Documents

Spring 2 Objectives

Year:Reception       Date: March 2023

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the
term. It also provides targets for the term ahead. The targets are age related expectations for the end of the Summer term. Your child may be working above or below these targets.





  • Have a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition

    of each number

  • Subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5

  • Automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other

    aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts


My Maths target is:


Write a calculation using signs such as + - and =.



  • Begin to learn sounds using RWI programme
  • Take part in daily Dough Disco
  • Be confident with gross motor skills such as walking, rolling, crawling, steps and balancing.
  • Make letter shapes in wiggle and squiggle activities

My English target is:

To develop my fine and gross motor skills to prepare me for good handwriting.


Below is a video to help you support your child with the pronunciation of the sounds they are taught in school.

 Discovery Quest

This half term our DQ topic is .

What is under the sea?

 Other useful information for this 1/2 term

PE day is now on a Thursday Please send your child in a plain dark tracksuit.
We aim to listen to your child read with their
Reading Thingy twice a week. Please make sure this is in their school rucksack everyday.
Please make sure your child hands in their red homework book in their plastic school bag every Thursday.

Other areas of the curriculum.

Personal, social, emotional development.

  • Show an understanding of their own feelings and those of others, and begin to regulate their behaviour accordingly.
  • Be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge.
  • Work and play cooperatively and take turns with others.

Physical development

  • Develop the foundations of a handwriting style which is fast, accurate and efficient.
  • Know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing:
  • regular physical activity
  • healthy eating
  • tooth brushing
  • sensible amounts of ‘screen time’
  • having a good sleep routine
  • being a safe pedestrian
  • Further develop the skills they need to manage the school day successfully: - lining up and queuing
  • mealtimes
  • personal hygiene


Communication and language

  • Engage in non-fiction texts.
  • Use new vocabulary in different contexts.
  • Describe events in some detail.
  • Use talk to help work out problems and organise thinking and activities explain how things work and why they might happen.
  • Articulate their ideas and thoughts in well-formed sentences.

Understanding the world


  • Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants.
  • Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.

Expressive arts and design


  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Home Link Letters

What have we been up to in Reception this week?

 We love celebrating things we have achieved in School and we love to hear about achievements outside of school. Therefore, every half term the children will be given a cloud for parents to record something achieved outside of school. This is then shared and celebrated with everyone in class. We display these on our You are a Rainbow of possibilities board.