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Welcome to Rosehill Reception Class  


Welcome to our Reception page! We are excited to share and celebrate our learning. You can keep you up to date with everything that is going on in our busy reception class. As we share photos of all the fun we are having. 

If you have any questions or feedback please get in touch.

Thank you for visiting our website. 



Information about Reception 

In reception 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 explore learning through the environment and a range of activities both child initiated and adult directed. We incorporate activities which strengthen the upper body to help with writing. Such as physical literacy, dance, dough disco and fine motor.  

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 the first half term we have been learning about Me and My Community. 


We ensured that in reception the children are supported to settle and feel safe and secure in order to learn. In the first half term we learnt about 'Me and My Community' and being healthy. These topics encouraged talk and language and supported their emotional wellbeing. The children became familiar with routines, made new friends and learnt to share. 


Some of the books that we read to support this topic were: Owl babies, Colour Monster, Farmer Duck, I love my                                          daddy and Kindness is my Super Power. 











In the second half term we learnt about Autumn and Sparkle and shine. 

We went on an Autumn walk in our local park and observed the changes that Autumn brings. The children enjoyed learning all about hibernation and animal habitats. 


We also learnt about different celebrations and festivals. We made Diva's to celebrate Diwali the festival of light and learnt all about the Christmas story re telling it in our class nativity. 


Some of the books that we read to support this topic are: We're going on a leaf hunt, stick man, Percy the park keeper, room on the broom, The Gruffalo, Nativity story.  








What are we learning about this half term? 


This term we will be learning all about Winter and the changes that winter brings. Building on our knowledge of Autumn, we will be able to compare the trees and the environment and see how it is different now to Autumn. 


We are teaching children to respect and embrace difference. 


Some of the stories that we will be reading that support this topic are: Lost and found, bear on the chair, the ugly duckling, the great race, guess how much I love you and little red hen. 








Useful websites


Here is a list of some useful websites that can be used to support and extend children's learning at home, on top of school set homework.

Please sign up to the oxford owl website where you will find lots of e-books to share with your child.



PE will be on Thursday afternoon, please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days. 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. This can be paid in half termly blocks. Letters to follow. 


Reading books will be changed weekly. 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. Please bring reading books back to school every Monday, we will read with the children in school and then send their reading books back home.  


Dates for your diary


We will keep you updated with relevant dates of trips, events and parents meetings throughout the year. 

Class Dojo 


We use Class Dojo as a way of communicating between school and home.

Showing you lots of wonderful things we are doing in school as well as giving you information about how to support your child's learning at home and upcoming events and notices. 

We also award Dojo 'points' for children's brilliant achievements.