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Welcome to our Reception Class Page!

Key information: 

  • PE will take place on Monday. Please make sure your child comes to school in their PE kit on this day. 
  • All children should wear uniform which is clearly named. 
  • Drop-off time is between 8:45am - 8.55am. Pick-up time is at 3:15pm. Please drop off and collect your child from your child's classroom fire door.
  • Please ensure your child has a spare set of clothes, waterproofs and wellies, bookbag and water bottle in school everyday.


Miss Lewis teaches Ladybirds Class.

Miss Sharp teaches Starfish Class.

Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Lines are our Learning Support Assistants in Reception.

Reception Curricular Goals

Throughout the Reception Year your child will partake in an ambitious curriculum which is designed in a sequential way to ensure progress towards our end of year curricular goals. See below.

The curriculum in Reception is delivered through a balance of adult led and child led learning. It allows us to quickly respond to children's needs and interests.  We incorporate everything we want the children to experience, learn and be able to do whilst meeting all the requirements of the educational programmes in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Please click here for a more detailed curriculum plan and overview.

This half term we are learning.....

Our weekly timetable:

How to support your child at home

Remote Learning

Here you will find a weekly plan for you to use to support your child's learning whilst you are isolating.


Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading. At Templenewsam Halton we use a programme called Little Wandle to support early reading.

Click below for our Early Reading policy:

Early Reading Policy

So what is phonics?

Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words. These might help to understand phonics jargon...

Phonics and Early Reading Workshop and Support

Click below for a parental support page to help you teach phonics and reading.




There are six key areas of early mathematics learning, which collectively provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at primary school, and beyond:

  • Cardinality and Counting
  • Comparison
  • Composition
  • Pattern
  • Shape and Space
  • Measures.

These areas form the fundamental mathematical basis of a CBeebies series of five-minute animated programmes called Numberblocks. We use these and the NCETM materials to draw out and build on the maths embedded in the stories contained in each episode.

Websites and Resources to Support Home Learning

You may also like to check out the EYFS websites below:

  1. White Rose Math White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
  2. Numberblocks:  Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!
  3. Alphablocks:  Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.
  4. Epic Phonics: One month free membership.
  5. Phonics Play:  You will find lots of games and ideas to explore with children at home. Free membership.
  6. Tapestry: Visit Tapestry and share your learning. 
  7. Stay at Home Story Time:  Oliver Jeffers will be reading one of his books every weekday and talking about some of the things that went into making it.
  8. Time To Come In, Bear written by Kim St. Lawrence  - A story explaining social distancing to young children


Here, you will find resources to support your child's learning. Feel free to print these off! We have also created physical learning packs with all of these resources already printed off for you. These can be picked up from the School office.

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