Welcome to Reception 

Teachers: Mrs Chantler 
Teaching Assistants: Miss Owen, Mrs Gear & Mrs Humpage

Useful Documents

We are an Early Adopter School. This means we are following the new Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. Below is a document that outlines the standards for the different areas of learning and care for children from birth to five.

Summer Term Objectives 

Year: Reception       Date: June 2021







  • Write numbers to 20 with correct formation.
  • Find 1 more and 1 less of a number.
  • Use words like more, add, less, take away
  • Compare quantities, recognising greater and less than. 
  • Explore number patterns including even and odds. 
  • Learn to tell o clock and half past time. 


My Maths target is:


To recall number bonds and double facts. 

To count in 2s, 5s and 10s. 







  • Write both names confidently with the correct formation.
  • Write the capital letter to correspond with the lower case.
  • Use phonic knowledge to write words.
  • Become more confident with reading and writing red words.
  • Label pictures and write a short caption to match a picture.
  • Write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others.
My English target is:

To write sentences including red words. 

The above targets are age related expectations for the end of the Summer term. Your child maybe working above or below these targets.

Discovery Quest 

What is under the sea? 

We celebrated National Space Day

We really enjoyed dressing up for National Space Day. We had lots of fun learning about how to train to be an astronaut and what it is like in space.  We watched a video of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon and then made our own moon rocks. We used these to print when moon painting. We learnt about constellations and made our own pictures. We also made our own star biscuits. 

When the children started school in September they were all given a star to have a go at writing their name on. These are displayed in our classroom on our Writing Stars Wall. Each term the children write their name on their star.

Other useful information for this 1/2 term:

*We will listen to your child read in school twice a week. We will make comments in Reading Thingy. Please record in their Reading Thingy reading when you listen to them at home. 

*Home Learning books need to be in school every Thursday, new home tasks and a bedtime story book will be sent home every Friday. 

Home Link Letters

What have we been up to in Reception this week? 

Other areas of the curriculum.

Personal, social, emotional development.


  • Work and play cooperatively and take turns with others.
  • Be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge. 

Physical development

  • Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.
  • Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others.

Communication and language



  • Participate in small group, class and one-to-one discussions, offering their own ideas, using recently introduced vocabulary.


Understanding the world


  • Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants.

Expressive arts and design


  • Sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs.
  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used.

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.



Easter Fun

We have enjoyed making Easter cakes and different Easter crafts, including a stained glass cross. 

We enjoyed going on an Easter egg hunt and playing egg and spoon races. 

Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School | Grenfell Road | Walsall | WS3 3DL
Tel: (01922) 684301 | Email: postbox@lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk
Head Teacher: Ellen Taylor