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Welcome to Mrs Rouse's Reception Class  


Hello to all our lovely reception children and their families! Thank you for visiting our website. Please have a look around and let us know what you think. We will use our class page to keep you up to date with everything that is going on in our busy reception class and share lots of photos of the fun we have been having.


Mrs Rouse and Mrs Rothe

In FS2 children learn through the Foundation stage framework consisting of 7 areas of learning.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Each day the children have designated activity times in which they will come together in small groups and access a different area of learning through a variety of activities. The children take part in daily mathematics, literacy and phonics sessions to develop their understanding of number, shape, space and measure, reading, writing, letters and sounds.

The children access both indoor and outdoor provision daily which allows them to choose different activities which aim to further enhance and develop their skills. 

Through continuous provision, group time and focused activities, we aim to support the children in their learning and development. Continuous observations are made of the children to establish their level of development and track their progress. Observations, photographs and children's work is evidence of each child's learning and development. This information is kept in their learning journeys. 


Our aim is to support the children by enhancing and scaffolding their learning and play, watching them as they learn new skills and flourish.

In preparation for our reading meeting on Friday 18th, please sign up to the oxford owl website where you will find lots of e-books to share with your child. We will be talking more about it and guiding you through the website at our meeting.




On Friday 18th October we will be holding a meeting at 9 am to discuss phonics and reading in reception. It is essential that you make the time to attend this meeting. We will cover various different aspects of how we teach the children to read in reception and what we expect from you at home. If you are unable to attend this meeting please inform your child’s class teacher and we will make arrangements to meet with you at a more suitable time.

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

Guinea pigs!

We are excited to have two guinea pigs as part of our reception class this year. Fudge and Honey. The children are already growing very fond of them and showing a keen interest in learning how to care for them. If you would like to take the guinea pigs home for a weekend or even the holidays, there will be a sign up sheet near their hutch.

September 2019 - Wow what an amazing couple of weeks we have had welcoming in all our new reception children. This half term we will be following our 'All About Me' topic and getting to know the children, their families and their interests. Please find our current curriculum news below.

Dates for your diary 


Tuesday 10th September - First day of term

Friday 25th October - Last day of Autumn 1 term

(Autumn half term)

Monday 4th November - Autumn 2 begins

Friday 20th December - Last day of term

(Christmas Holidays)

We hope you all have a great Easter break. We have had a jam packed half term and have even more fun planned for after the holidays. We will be kicking off our 'In the Garden' topic with the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Please see the curriculum news below.

Summer 1 Curriculum News - In the Garden

Spring 1 Curriculum News - Traditional Tales

Autumn 2 Curriculum News - Celebrations

What a fantastic first few weeks we have had! The transition process has ensured that all children are happy and settled at school. They have been exploring our learning environment and learning all about our routines in reception.


PE will be on Thursday afternoon, please ensure your child has a PE kit in school. They will need a white T shirt, Black/Blue shorts, and Black pumps. PE kit does not have to go home weekly and can be left in school for the half term. Please can you also remove any jewelry and earrings on these days.


Please can you label all items of clothing, including PE kits.


Activity money is £1.00 a week.We would be grateful if you could send £1.00 weekly in an envelope with your child's name on, or you can pay for the half term in one go. (Amount can be checked with a member of staff)


Soon your child will be bringing home a reading book. Reading books will be changed weekly. Please ensure your child has their book bag in school everyday. It is essential that you spend 5/10 minutes each night sharing your child's book with them, helping them to learn their tricky words and phonics sounds. Please make a comment in their diaries so we can keep up to date with the activities you have been doing, thank you.

Welcome to all our new children. Look how smart they are on their first day at school!

Welcome back to our children and families for the final term of this academic year. We have lots of exciting things planned for the children.We hope the lovely weather continues so we can make the most of taking our learning outdoors. Take a look at our curriculum newsletter below to find out about our learning this half term.

Summer 2 newsletter

summer 1 newsletter- in the garden topic

We had so much fun at the Cinderella pantomime!

This half term our topic will be Traditional Tales. We are very excited to get stuck in to these much loved stories. Below you will find a link to our curriculum news with lots more information about the fun things we have planned.


Traditional Tales Curriculum News

Welcome to the second half of the Autumn term. Have a read of our 'Curriculum newsletter' to find out about some of the things we will be doing in our class this half term. 

Our topic this half term is 'Ourselves'. We will be learning about our homes, families and our bodies. Have a read of our 'curriculum news' letter to find out more information about the things we will be getting up to in class. 

Please send in a a baby photo and some family photos that your child can share with the class. We will take a photocopy of these to display and return the originals to you. 

Curriculum news Autumn 1 'Ourselves'

Reception newsletter

2016-2017 Academic Year
The team is excited and committed to making sure that your children feel safe and happy while being part of our school community. We will do everything in our power to ensure every child achieves their potential and settles into school life. We have had so much fun last term settling, getting to know each other and exploring our topic's ‘All About Me, The weather and Shops,Traditional Tales and In our garden'. This term is even more exciting as we will be exploring the topic Superheros. 


Summer two

Welcome back! This term we will be focusing on Superheros. We will be learning about what superheros are and who they think real life superheros may be. We will be looking into people who help us for example doctors, teacher, firemen etc. We discuss their role in our lives and why they are important. We will find this information from reading more fictions and nonfiction texts and from researching on a computer. As well as this we will be showing are creative side and designing our own superheros and the tools they may need. Reception will get opportunities to create stories around superheros using descriptive language and their phonic knowledge. The children will also have opportunities to explore 2D and 3D shapes making patterns and structures. 

Summer One 

This term out topic is In our garden. The children will be able to read a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction. They will be using these texts and out phonic knowledge to find out information about different mini-beast's we might find in the garden. We will be learning about how to plant and look after different types of plants and we will be exploring the outside area searching for living things

Spring two

This term our topic is "Traditional Tales".  The children will be able to listen and attempt to read tales such Little Red Ridding Hood, Three Little Pigs and lots more. We will be retelling the stories, writing about our favourite characters and creating story maps. We will be learning about the features of a traditional tale and creating our own stories. 


To find out more about our topic please read the curriculum newsletter below

Spring one

This term our topic is "Shops and Food". The children will have lots of opportunities to discuss different types of Shops and why we use them. They will also have a chance to explore and taste healthy foods and why they are good for our bodies. We will be focusing on our questioning skills and developing our understanding of writing for different purposes such as instructions. 


To find out more about the topic please see the curriculum newsletter below.  

Autumn two

This term our topic is "The weather". The children will be provided with lots of opportunities to discuss the different types of weather and how that affects our day to day lives. We will have opportunities to explore different materials in creating weather pictures and scenes. We will also focus on using descriptive language and full sentences when describing the weather.


To find out more about our topic please read the curriculum newsletter below.