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 Ladybird Class
Class Teachers: Miss Cox & Mrs McDaniel
Early Years Practitioner: Miss Benjamin
Adults in Bumblebee Class
Class Teacher: Mrs MacDiarmid
Early Years Practitioner: Miss Rivet
On this page, we will be uploading daily the activities we would like the children to carry out at home.
We would love to see the fantastic learning you have been doing, so please send us a message on our email addresses. If you can send photos or videos we would love to see them!
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
In your home packs we have included a suggested timetable. Please spend 30 minutes in the morning on the phonics tasks below. There are 4 different options for you to choose from. They range from warm, hot, boiling, on fire. Please choose just one to complete with your child at the appropriate level. If you are unsure which one to complete, please email us and we will get back to you.
Please also spend 15 minutes on the maths activity. These are again broken down into four possible stages.
In the afternoon, please read stories to your child and listen to them read.
Throughout the day make sure you have plenty of opportunities for practical learning and learning through play. Try to remain as active as possible throughout the day. In the home packs we have sent some activities you can also do alongside your day.
Any questions, please email us and we will get back to you.
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
Friday 27th March 2020 - The story of the day is... Snappsy the Alligator (did not ask to be in this book)
Monday 30th March 2020 - The story of the day is...Ac Choo
Now>Press>Play is an online platform that allows children to have virtual, audio experiences. We use it in school to learn about our topic or as a writing stimulus.
Now>Press>Play has given Leatherhead Trinity free access during this time of school closure.
Please use it at home - your children will love it. You're child can listen with or without headphones.
Login using the address:
When you login you will see a Reception tab. Click this to get to the Reception page. Here you will see the 'story experiences'. Each one has an 'experience guide' that you can read. It will give you ideas about discussion points and activities.
This weeks 'story experience will be 'The Gingerbread Man'
Enjoy and let us know how you get on.
It is recommended that children should exercise for at least 60 minutes a day. In addition to the very popular Joe Wicks you could also try Real PE. This is the PE programme that we have at school.
Below is the link to the website.
The username: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Reception 2018 – 19! 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 to 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.
Miller's Ark Living Nativity
Something really exciting happened in Reception and Nursery on Wednesday! We were visited by Miller's Ark Living Nativity. We were met by the 'Inn-keeper' who showed us around the stable where Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus took shelter. He told us the story of how the little family came to be in his stable and then introduced us to all the animals. We met two donkeys, two pigs and lots of sheep and goats. We really enjoyed being able to get really close and give them lots of strokes. It was fantastic and we are now really in the mood for creating our own Nativity for all our grown ups to come and see in a few weeks time!
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.