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Welcome to Reception!

Welcome everybody to the Reception section of the website

Reception - Children who attended Lewis Street Primary start 7/9/23 full time.

Children new to Lewis Street start 11/9/23 part time 9-11.30 or 1-3.15 as requested.

All children full time from 18/9/23.

Class Teachers: Ms Mead and Miss Ali 
LSAs: Ms Toft, Mrs Brady and Miss Miranda (morning)

Autumn Term 1:

The theme for this term is Family, Festivals and Food.

Children will be reading a variety of text over the term:

  • Hello Friends - Rebecca Cobb
  • We All Have Different Families - Melissa Higgins
  • The Journey from Grandpa’s House - Jemima Lumley
  • The Little Red Hen - Jerry Pinkney
  • The Runaway Chapatti - Susan Price


We will be reading lots of engaging stories about ourselves and our families. In writing, children will be exploring initial sounds and practice writing recognisable letters. Children will learn to use their phonetic knowledge to promote spelling skills to write simple consonant, vowel, consonant words (CVC words). 

We have a Speech and Language Therapist who will be working with our Reception children. The Speech and Language Therapist will baseline every child in Reception. Children will then attend group interventions delivered by our Learning Support Assistant to promote different areas of children's communication skills.  


Focus Skills: Matching, Sorting, Comparing Objects, More, Less and Equal, Repeating Patterns, Size, Measure, and Capacity.

We will be using a scheme called White Rose Maths. White Rose Maths supports the development of different areas of Maths whilst providing lots of learning opportunities to build on reasoning skills. Children will begin their Maths journey by matching, sorting and comparing objects. We will look at how we can group objects and understand the meaning of more, less and equal. Children will investigate size, measure and capacity and how they can create simple repeating patterns.


We will be following the Read Write Inc program to develop blending and segmenting skills. Children are streamed into smaller groups so they can work at their own pace. Children will further practice reading simple consonant, vowel, consonant words (CVC words). Blending and segmenting skills will be practised throughout the day and you can also do this at home! 

Reading at home

The requirement is that you read with your child 5 times a week. Your child will also read 1:1 with an adult once a week. This is when their reading book will be changed should it need to be. Please sign and write a comment in the reading record, so we are aware you have read with your child and if any additional support is needed. 


We will send home a homework sheet once a half term with 6 homework tasks for you to choose from. The requirement is that you choose 5 activities to complete across the half term and hand them in as and when completed. These activities will be varied from cooking to writing tasks and are perfect opportunities for your child to practise everything they have learnt! We will be monitoring this. 

Online Learning Journal

Your child's learning journey will be on Seesaw. Please check Seesaw for updates and tasks set. If you need any more information on Seesaw, please speak to your child's class teacher. It is essential you engage with Seesaw, so you access any messages, home learning and to also see what your child has been doing in class! 


PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child brings in a full PE kit with their name clearly labelled to get changed into at school. 

PE kit consists of a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months. Please ensure full PE kit is worn.

Water bottles, snacks and spare clothes

Your child can bring in a water bottle with WATER ONLY. This can be accessed by your child throughout the course of the day to ensure they stay hydrated.

Snacks are also permitted for snack time however as we are a healthy school these must be healthy snacks e.g. fruit, bread sticks or crackers. Children are also offered a piece of fruit every day. 

Please provide your child with spare clothes clearly labelled that can stay on their peg in case of any accidents.