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Here are some of the amazing things we have done in reception during the summer term.

We enjoyed making bread around the camp fire with our Chinese visitors.

We enjoyed making bread around the camp fire with our Chinese visitors. 1
We enjoyed making bread around the camp fire with our Chinese visitors. 2
We enjoyed making bread around the camp fire with our Chinese visitors. 3
We enjoyed making bread around the camp fire with our Chinese visitors. 4
We enjoyed making bread around the camp fire with our Chinese visitors. 5

Summer term 2019.

The summer term is always a busy term in reception. We will continue to develop our phonic knowledge. The children are learning to read and write words which contain diagraphs, two letters which make one sound e.g. ai, oo,ee,oa and trigraphs e.g.igh,are,ure. You can help your child by regularly reading with them at home.

In maths we are developing our problem solving skills. We will be learning to double, halve and share working with numbers to 20.

The books which we are focusing our work on this term are:

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

On My Way Home by Jill Murphy.


Autumn 2 2018

This half term we are focusing our work on the story of Rosie's walk.

During this half term we will continue to develop our story telling skills along with our phonic knowledge. Writing our own versions of the story.

In maths we will learn to find one more and add two groups together, as well as looking at the properties of shape.

The children in Reception are loving our risk area and have begun to light fires and use tools such as hammers, screw drivers, hand drills and saws. We are hoping that they can use some of these skills to make a special gift for someone at home for Christmas.

After reading, learning and acting out the story of Rosie's walk we visited Acorn Farm to find out about farm animals. The children had an amazing day learning about, feeding and even hold some animals.

We then came back to school and used our experience to write, draw and create.



Welcome to RBF


A big welcome to all our children who have started Reception at St Christopher's after the summer break. We are delighted with how well the children have settled into RBF.


Outdoor learning.

Outdoor learning is an important part of the early years curriculum so the children spend a lot of time outside. On sunny days please ensure your child has sun cream, a cap and a water bottle.

We use the outdoor area in all weathers, please ensure your child has warm clothing on a cold day and a coat. Waterproofs are provided for rainy days and for in the mud kitchen. Thank you.




PE is on a Tuesday. Please can you ensure that your child's school uniform, coat, PE kit and PE bag is clearly labelled with their name.



Book Bags

Please can your child bring their book bag to school everyday as we don't have a set day for reading. Your child will bring home a reading book. Please feel free to write any comments about how they got on in the reading diary. Your child will also bring home a library book for you to share. Remember, you can record any book, magazine or comic you have read with your child. Children will be give a sticker each time they read at home and when they reach 20 stickers can choose a small prise.


Water bottle

Your child can bring water into school in a water bottle with a sports cap. The bottles need to be labelled with your child's name.





Thank you.

Mrs Baxter, Miss Franklin, Miss Lamb and Miss Gargan.






Once the children have settled into Reception our first topic is:

Amazing Me- Our World.

This topic is based initially on the text, Owl Babies. The children will use Talk for Writing to learn the text, story language and create their own versions.

During the first term the children will visit Acorn farm( more details to follow).

The Early Years (EYFS) curriculum focuses on the learning and development of the whole child. (SEE the link for development matters below and our curriculum policy 


Phonics lessons takes place for 20 minutes each day and the application of Phonics through out the day/ curriculum. Phonics is the teaching of letters and their sounds. ( More information can be found on the Letters and Sound website- link below.

You can help your child at home by playing a range of games, some of the website we use in school can be found below.

Independent Learners

We are encouraging our children to be independent learners. You can help with this by giving your child the opportunity to dress and undress themselves, help with jobs at home and to be responsible for bringing their book bag, lunch bag and PE kit into school.