Welcome to Reception 

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

Useful Documents

Spring 1 Objectives

Year:Reception       Date: January 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.

  • Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, (recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity).

  • 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:


To be confident with number bonds to 5 and 10.



  • 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 would life be like as a Pirate?

 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.

  • Express their feelings and consider the feelings of others.
  • Show resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge.
  • Identify and moderate their own feelings socially and emotionally. • Think about the perspectives of others.

Physical development

  • Combine different movements with ease and fluency.

  • Confidently and safely use a range of large and small apparatus indoors and outside, alone and in a group.

  • Develop overall body-strength, balance, co-ordination and agility.

  • Further develop and refine a range of ball skills including: throwing, catching, kicking, passing, batting, and aiming.

  • Develop confidence, competence, precision and accuracy when engaging in activities that involve a ball.

  • Develop the foundations of a handwriting style which is fast, accurate and efficient.


Communication and language

  • Listen to and talk about stories to build familiarity and understanding.

  • Retell the story, once they have developed a deep familiarity with the text; some as exact repetition and some in their own words.

  • Use new vocabulary in different contexts.

  • Listen carefully to rhymes and songs, paying attention to how they sound.

  • Learn rhymes, poems and songs.

Understanding the world


  • Explore the natural world around them.

  • Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside.

  • Compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past. • Draw information from a simple map.

Expressive arts and design


  • Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings.

  • Return to and build on their previous learning, refining ideas and developing their ability to represent them.

  • Create collaboratively sharing ideas, resources and skills.

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.