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Welcome to Mrs Sangha's Reception Class


Welcome to our class page. We are looking forward to sharing all the wonderful things we get up to this year. Please check our page regularly to keep up to date with all our exciting adventures!

Thank you

Mrs Sangha and Mr Jordan




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.




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)


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.



Curriculum News - Autumn 1 2018

Look at all our smart reception children 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 curriculum news

Corner exotics- The children really enjoyed learning about the animals and loved handling them too.

What a fun and busy summer term so far! Lots of exciting things have been happening in our Reception unit. We started off the term with our healthy week, where we had a special visit from an award winning UK athlete Laura Samuels. The dentist came to talk to the children and the nursery parents. She talked about how to keep your teeth healthy and the importance. Tomiwa from Reception was the winner of our colouring competition and he won a healthy fruit hamper!   . 

We spent a day with cycle Derby, learning to ride bikes. We've also got a 12 week program called 'funtrition' happening in Reception. The  children are learning all about healthy living. We have been learning about life cycles, we've had some chick eggs, frog spawn and we've currently got some caterpillars in.

We have had a visit to pizza express, where we had the opportunity to make our own pizzas. Take a look at our photos below. 


Healthy living week........

Summer 1 curriculum newsletter- In the garden topic


Welcome back to another jam-packed term. We were so impressed with the children's attitude to learning last term and are we're looking forward to another fantastic term of learning.

Our topic this term is based on 'traditional tales'. We will be reading lots of traditional tales in class and the texts we read will form the basis of our learning. The children  will look in detail at the characters in the stories and discuss the settings. They will have the opportunity to watch a  'Cinderella' panto at school and meet the cast. Please have a read of our curriculum newsletter for more information on this half terms learning.

Spring 1 curriculum news 'Traditional tales'

The staff and children at Rosehill had a great time watching the 'Cinderella' panto. The reception children had a double treat, they went to the prince's ball and got the opportunity to meet the cast. Take a look at the fantastic photos!

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. 

We had fun performing the reception nativity 'A king is born'. Thank you to the parents who came and watched, we hope you enjoyed it. The children looked amazing in their costumes!

This week is 'National anti-bullying week 2017'. To start the week we have been lucky enough to receive a visit from our local PCO's, PC Ali and PC Malachi. They came into school to speak to us all in assembly about 'bullying' and explained their role in the community. The Reception children were extremely lucky, they had stories read to them and even tried on some of their uniform. 


We really enjoyed having PC Ali and PC Malachi in our school. We really hope they can visit again soon!!!

The Reception children having fun with PC Malachi and PC Ali

We loved dressing up on our 'Marvelous magic day'

We went for a walk around the Arboretum. We enjoyed collecting leaves and flying sycamore seeds.

We have had a busy first few weeks and the children are now happy and  settled. Thank you for your patience with the transition, we hope your child has an amazing year in reception. Take a look at the exciting things we have been doing in class.

We have enjoyed exploring our setting!

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. 

Autumn 1 curriculum news 'Ourselves'

Reception newsletter

The Early Years Curriculum