‘Inspiring Independent Learners with Jesus by our Side’

Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Langton

Welcome to Reception

We continue to be busy in Reception. The children have now settled into their new school routines. Everybody now knows how to locate their peg and special tray and are confident at choosing lunch, with many children enjoying the hot school dinners.

Week Commencing 4th October

Please look at our photographs to see some of the activities we have been taking part in.

Here are some of our learning opportunities:

This week was poetry week and we performed the poem ‘Bendy Man’ to the rest of the school in a special poetry assembly.

We have also learnt about the importance of harvest this week too.

Some of us have worked with the Year Six Sports Crew on the balance bikes.

In phonics we have now learnt s, a, t, i, p, n, m, d, o, c, k. Look out for a letter next week about a phonics and reading meeting that will take place just after half term in which we will explain how we teach reading here at St. Bede’s. Following on from this meeting we will begin to send reading books home.

In RE and Picture News, we thought about how we can help to take care of ‘God’s world’.

Our maths focus has been on conceptual subitising, whereby we notice numbers within numbers and looking at 2D shapes.

We have been on a walk around our school grounds and have been science detectives looking for signs of autumn.


As the weather is due to be kind to us this weekend, why not be ‘family nature detectives’ and look your own signs of autumn!

Please put your comments onto Tapestry for us to see. You can even video and upload so that we can share with the rest of the class, but please do not feel any pressure to complete the activity.


Reception pupils must always be escorted by an adult to the bottom of the drive whereupon a member of staff will greet them. The children will then be directed to the designated entrance for them to enter school.

The school day begins at 9.00 am. The drop off window is 8.50am – 9.00am. Pupils are expected to be in their classrooms for the start of the school day. Late arrivals will be required to walk with their adult to the main office and sign the Late Register.


If your child is going home with someone other than a parent/carer please make sure you inform the member of staff at the bottom of the drive in the morning or contact the school office.

Please follow the one-way system in place at the end of each day.

Walk down the path, into the carpark and enter into the school playground via the main gates. Wait in a playground near to the Reception outside area. Pupils will be sent out to you in the playground when the appropriate adult can be clearly seen.


Autumn 1 uniform for all Reception children is winter uniform. For details, please visit the 'Parents' tab of the website and look at the 'uniform shop' - 'school uniform guide'. It is essential that ALL uniform is named.


Water bottle – named and filled with clean water each day.

Coat or hat - (depending on the weather) which must be named.

PE Kits - PE kits will be sent home at the end of the half term (if they get very dirty we will send them home before!) Our PE days are currently Wednesday and Friday. To avoid us sending home someone else’s belongings, please can you ensure that you label all of your child’s school clothing. As I am sure you can appreciate, it is very difficult to match up the correct clothing to the child when they all look the same!

Spare underwear – Please put spare underwear in the PE bag just in case of any accidents!

Wellington Boots - Please also remember that your child needs a pair of named wellington boots that will remain in school.

You may also bring the following, if you wish:

A packed lunch in a named lunchbox, if your child is not having a school meal. Please note that Reception and KS1 children are all entitled to a free school meal.


Money for snack - as free fruit is available for our children at morning break.

Toys or items to 'share'.

Tapestry Learning Journey

Make sure that you look at your child’s Learning Journey via the Tapestry website; this will keep you up to date with what they are learning in school. Please remember that you can add your own comments, photos and videos of what your child is doing at home onto Tapestry. We love to read all about the exciting things that have happened at home and all of the WOW moments you notice. You will have already received an email to sign up!


In Reception we have daily phonics sessions. Phonics teaches children letter sounds which then enables them to blend and segment sounds together to help them learn to read and write. We will begin with Phase 1 which helps children to develop their listening skills, differentiation between sounds and start to orally blend sounds together before quickly moving on to Phase 2.

Mystery Reader

This half term we would like to invite mystery readers to read a story to the children via Zoom. The children would love parents and family to be involved in our learning in this way. If you would like to take part in this, please let us know and we will set up a time that is suitable for you.

Useful Websites

  • Phonics Play
  • Letters and Sounds
  • Topmarks
  • BBC
  • ICT games
  • Oxford Owl
  • BBC Tiny Happy People

For information about what we will be learning about, please click on the Curriculum Plan below.

We look forward to working in partnership with you this year. Your support at home really does make a huge difference. Don’t forget that we are here for you as well as your son or daughter. Please do not hesitate to make contact no matter how small you may think the issue may be.

Mrs Langton, Mrs Axford and Miss Robson


Inspiring independent learners with Jesus by our side.




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