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Welcome to Reception

Have a look at our page to find out all the things that we are doing in Reception.


Click on the links below to find out about all the things we have been doing.

Adults in Reception 


Ladybird Class Teacher: Mrs Lamaison

Bumblebee Class Teacher: Miss Cameron 

LSA across classes: Miss Benjamin & Miss Rivet 





Welcome to Reception 2021 - 2022! 


We are really excited to welcome your children into Reception at Leatherhead Trinity School. Please see below some key information about our learning. 

Please click on the children tab and then the video resource centre where you will find a video of the reception teachers telling you what you need to know about your child's year in reception. Below is a copy of the powerpoint presentation. Under this tab you can also find an example phonics session to watch alongside the phonics workshop powerpoint shared below. 

Phonics presentation October 2021

Topic Map 2021 - 2022

During the year you can see our amazing learning by visiting our webpage. These are our topics for the year. These might change during the year depending on the children’s interests. Each topic is always linked a high quality text and we read widely around our topic. We start each 3 week topic by finding out what the children already know about it. Then we do an immersion activity (an exciting event linked to the learning e.g. a trip, a visitor, something exciting in class.) After that we involve the children in choosing what they would like in each area of the classroom to explore each topic so that the learning is child led wherever possible.



Throughout the day, there are lots of opportunities for children to learn through play. Learning opportunities will be set up inside and outside for the children to free flow between. These cover all areas of the early years curriculum. There will also be opportunities for children to work in focus small group activities.

An example of a typical day

8.45am - Children come in and wash hands. Register and carpet session.

During the morning, children will all have a phonics session with an adult in a small group. In the autumn term, this is usually around 20 minutes long. As the year progresses, the length of the session increases. They may also read with an adult 1:1. For the rest of the time they will have free flow and will choose their play which will all be linked to learning and supported by the adults in the session.

11.05am – Whole class maths session on the carpet.

11.30am – Lunch

12.30pm – Whole class carpet session. The learning focus of these changes daily.

During the afternoon, children will take part in small group activities that cover the whole curriculum. These last around 15 minutes. For the rest of the time they will have free flow and will choose their play, which will all be linked to learning and supported by the adults in the session.

2.40pm – Whole class story session.

3.10pm – End of the day

During one of the carpet sessions, children will have their snack.


Spring Learning 


Our trip to Windsor Castle was our highlight of the term, have a look at our pictures below to see what we learned!

Autumn 2 - Have a look at some of our fantastic autumn 2 learning. This half term we are focusing on learning about celebrations. We have started by bringing in photos of our birthdays and talking about these with our friends.

We had a visit from the firefighters! They showed us their fire engine and all of their equipment. We got to have a go with their very powerful hose too!

Look at some of our super learning in autumn 1!

Excellent learning from 2020 -21 

Summer Term Learning 2021

More photos of our amazing learning!

Autumn term 2020 - Photos of our amazing learning!

Useful learning resources 

Useful Phonics and Maths Websites

In reception we use RWI (Read Write Inc) to teach phonics. It is a fantastic way to teach children to read and write. For more information on RWI, please see the link below.


We held a phonics workshop in October 2019. Please see the links below for more information. 

Red word book marks.


We use RWI to teach phonics at our school. As part of this scheme, words that cannot be sounded out are called 'red' words. (Words that can be sounded out are 'green' for go)

Below is a link to the red word book marks.  If you feel your child has mastered the book mark they are currently working on please feel free to move on to the next one.  Remember that your child needs to be able to read the words out of order before progressing to the next level.


PLEASE NOTE:  The book marks are not in order in the document.  The correct order is as follows:


Red, Green, Purple, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Grey