Welcome to Reception 

Teachers: Mrs Chantler 
Teaching Assistants: Miss Owen, Mrs Russell and Mr Walters

Useful Documents


Autumn 2 Term Objectives 

Year: Reception       Date: November 2021






  • Count objects, actions and sounds to 10 and begin to count beyond 10.
  • Select correct numeral to 10.
  • Recognise numerals 0-10. 
  • Compare numbers within 10. 


My Maths target is:


To use numbers to 10 confidently in a range of different ways and begin to write them with the correct formation. 


We use these number rhymes to help us when writing numbers! 


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

Our focus book this half term is One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth

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.

Discovery Quest

This half term our DQ topic is Festivals, Celebration and Remembrance

We are going to be answering the question Why do we celebrate? 

Other useful information for this 1/2 term

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


Other areas of the curriculum.

Personal, social, emotional development.

  • Confident to speak about needs, wants, interests and opinions.
  • See themselves as a valuable individual. 
  • Build constructive and respectful relationships.



Physical development


  • Develop their small motor skills holding a pencil correctly for drawing and writing. 
  • Using knives, forks and spoons. 

Communication and language



  • Understand how to listen carefully and why listening is important. 
  • Learn new vocabulary. 
  • Engage in story times. 


Understanding the world


  • Talk about members of their immediate family and community. 
  • Name and describe people familiar to them.


Expressive arts and design


  • Sing in a group or on their own, matching the pitch and following the melody. 
  • Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings.



    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.