Welcome Phonics Letters Home & Parents Info

Welcome to Reception!

Your teachers this year will be:

RS- Miss Sperduto and Mrs Lewis until Easter, Mrs Williams thereafter. This class is supported by Mrs Eshelby and Miss Oates

RP- Mrs Cooper supported by Mrs Browne

PPA time will be covered by Mrs Holmes and Tom Greaves on a Friday afternoon where the children will learn ICT skills and develop their physical skills through games.

As the Reception year is the children’s first experience of full-time education, we work hard to ensure that every day is engaging, stimulating and meaningful. The play-based curriculum underpins all future learning by developing the children’s social and personal skills whilst building positive attitudes to learning.

The EYFS is divided into three prime areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

and four specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

To allow children to develop in each of these areas, the provision in the classroom is enhanced and resourced on a regular basis in order for the children to explore and learn independently. We spend a good part of the school day outdoors to allow the children to have different experiences which still relate to the areas of learning. This is managed by having a free flow policy where the children can choose to learn through play either inside or outside.

In addition, we teach regular English, Maths and Phonics sessions throughout the week. The children will also undertake small focus group work with an adult in the setting relating to the taught sessions. Each class will have two PE sessions, one ICT and one Music session per week.


Reception – Phase 2, 3 and 4 Phonics

Tricky words are ones which the children are taught to read on sight and cannot be decoded.

High frequency words include some tricky words, but are ones which are commonly found in books and used in the children’s writing.

Phase 2 Graphemes/Phonemes

s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

Phase 2 Tricky Words

I, no, go, into, to, the

Phase 2 High Frequency Words

a, dad, I, mum, him, big, it, at, on, up, back, but, off, into, his, to, had, got, no, in, go, as, an, can, and, get, not, off

Phase 3 Graphemes/Phonemes

j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er,

Phase 3 Tricky Words

He, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her

Phase 3 High Frequency Words

Will, that, then, this, she, now, with, for, he, me, down, them, my, see, too, look, all, was, we, you, her, are, they, be

Phase 4 Tricky Words

Little, were, said, like, one, have, some, come, so, when, what, out, do

Phase 4 High Frequency Words

Went, from, children, it’s, little, just, help, out, were, said, like, one, have, when, do, some, come, where, so, what


Letters home and information for parents

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Reception - Milk Letter 256.42 KB 13 downloads

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Headlice - Wet Combing Advice 21.08 KB 20 downloads

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