Welcome to Reception!

Our class page will give you information about all the exciting things happening in our class and around school! We will be posting updates about what we are learning and photographs of some of the things we have been doing in class.


P.E Lessons:

We have formal P.E lessons on Fridays in Reception. Please can you make sure your child has a labelled P.E kit on their peg each week. It is important that children can change themselves independently.



Our Stay and Play session runs from 9-10 every Monday morning. This is an opportunity for you to come and meet your child’s friends, see what they’ve been doing at school and play alongside them in their classroom. Please come and join us if you can!


A few Reminders:

  • The school day starts at 8:55 but doors open at 8:45, so feel free to come in early to settle your child and join in their morning routine.
  • We would really appreciate you informing either the class teacher or the office if anyone other than a parent/carer is picking up your child, even if they are familiar to school.  It is our school policy not to let children go home with anyone without parental permission. This includes family members and childminders.
  • Please ensure all your child’s uniform is clearly labelled.
  • Please make sure your child comes to school with a coat each day, even when it is sunny!  Our temperamental weather in Manchester means it can be glorious sunshine in the morning and raining by the afternoon.  The children have access to the outdoor area throughout the day and in all weather, so please make sure they are prepared for any weather.  We recommend leaving a pair of wellies in school with them to avoid school shoes being ruined.
  • Please make sure your child has a set of spare underwear/clothes on their peg, in case they need to be changed in school.



We have been learning about people who help us in our community for the last few weeks. We have thought about the emergency services, what they do and how they help us.



The children read with an adult and have their book, green words and red words changed on their set day every week. Please remind your child to bring their book bag on that day. It would be really beneficial to go through your child’s green and red words throughout the week as well to support their progress.

Just a reminder:

Red words – words that cannot be sounded out and must be learnt by rote.

Green words – words that can be sounded out with ‘Fred Talk’.



It can be confusing to know how to help your child with their reading and it is so much more than just reading the sounds and words, so here are a few tips to help them at home:

  • Try to read as often with your child.  Reading their book a few times is really important to help them become fluent and quicker in their reading and to have a deeper understanding of what they have read.
  • Encourage them to read using their ‘Fred in your head’ voice.   This means saying the sounds so only they can hear and then just saying the word aloud.  This really helps the children to read more fluently.
  • Talk about the title, cover pages and the pictures in the book.  Pictures are really important to help the children have a deeper understanding of what they are reading, especially if there are words that the children are unfamiliar with.
  • Compare events in stories or information books with things you’ve done together, so your child starts to make connections between these things and their own experiences.
  • After the first time reading the story, ask your child lots of questions about their book.  It could be to ask them what happens next, explaining parts of the story, to talk about characters and how they feel or about why things happen and how things work in the story.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me!

Miss Webber

Reception news...

Works of Art

Works of Art

We looked closely at daffodils and looked at sketches and paintings other people have done to give us inspiration.