Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together’



Welcome to Reception!


Teacher– Mrs Houghton

Teaching assistant– Mrs Barry and Mrs Turner



Teacher– Miss Horner

Teaching assistant– Mrs Hope and Miss Best



Important dates

Home Learning:  Phonic Home learning is sent out on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday. The green Learning Log will be sent out over each school holiday.

Reading records: Please ensure these are signed when you hear your child read (3 times a week). They should be sent to school daily, in your child’s bookbag.

PE: Wednesday (LABELLED PE kit can be left in school for – half term)

Roll up and Read: Please join us each Thursday morning at 8.50 – 9.10, to share books with your child in class. The children are encouraged to bring a book from home to share with their friends.

Useful links

Reading Eggs


Phonics Play

Numberblocks – BBC

Jolly phonics alphabet song

Dough Disco

Autumn 1 term (September to October)

This half term it is really important that the children adapt to the new routines and make new friends. Lots of our learning is around these areas. Our topics for this half term are ‘Owl Babies’ and ‘The Little Red Hen’.

When looking at the story ‘Owl babies’, the children will learn about feelings and how to cope with them, as well as information about owls. The children will have the opportunity to work in groups, looking at the new group sets of books, retelling the story and understanding the basic story structure.

‘The Little Red Hen’ links to harvest time. The children will retell the story using actions, which helps them to develop their understanding of the story and their vocabulary development. They children will make bread and will learn some harvest songs. This will lead to more Autumn work. During Black History week we will be learning about influential black role models.

Maths in Reception helps children to develop a deeper understanding of number through the ‘Number of the Week’. We will initially spend 2 weeks covering each number in order. This will involve counting, saying numbers, reading and ordering numbers, simple addition and subtraction, one more and one less and some shape, space and measures.

Phonics introduces children to the sounds letters make and we will be identifying sounds in words, blending the sounds to read simple words and segmenting the sounds to spell simple words. We will also learn some tricky words (words that cannot be sounded out yet). The more practise the children have at reading simple words, the more fluent their reading will become. We will also introduce how to write each letter (grapheme) in pre-cursive handwriting.

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Reception Roll Up And Read