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Welcome to Sacred Heart Primary School

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Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to Reception's class page.

Our Reception classes are Badgers (Mrs Middleton) and Hedgehogs (Mrs Cope/Bowen).


Reception is....

The year that your child will become 'school-ready'; developing their courage, resilience, independence and communication.


Our intent:

Language development is the driver of our curriculum and we strive for children to become skillful, effective communicators.


Our curriculum

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and this sets the standards for us to meet to ensure the children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning by giving children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

Each child is unique and develop in varying ways. We observe and plan using the characteristics of effective learning, prime and/or specific area and age bands of the EYFS.

Characteristics of Effective Learning are ways in which the child engages with other people and their environment-

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and thinking critically

These underpin learning and development across all areas:

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


Spring 2 - What can i grow? / Growing.


This half term we will be focusing on stories related to growing / the natural world. We will be retelling these stories in our own words and making links between events in these stories and our home life. We will be introduced to new vocabulary known as our ' goldilocks words' during the stories. (Errol's garden / Yucky worms.)

We will be holding a phonics workshop for parents / a design and technology workshop for parents and a Mothers day picnic too!


Understanding the world...

We will be celebrating pancake day / Mothers day and the season change to Spring this half term.

We will be going on Spring walks around our environment / looking closely at natural resources and creating exploration areas in our classes.

We will also be focusing on what is needed to grow a seed and spend time growing our own beanstalks.



In Maths we will focusing on numbers to 10 / ways of representing numbers ( tens frames / numicon / objects ) We will then be comparing numbers and adding two groups together to make 10. ( Number bonds )  



 We will be continuing to learn how to self regulate our emotions and talk about behaviours and how our own behaviour can affect others. 



This half term we are going to complete our own design and technology project / the process of designing our own Easter bonnet ending with a big parent workshop.



We are taking part in balance ability this half term which teacher us balancing skills. We are learning to ride a balance bike, progressing to a push bike.



We are continuing to have daily phonics sessions in our specific groups according to our ability following the RWI scheme. We have continuous writing and reading opportunities throughout the day during out ' continuous provision' and daily story time sessions. We will be holding a parent workshop based on our new scheme and children can show their parents how much they have progressed in phonics so far.


Here you will find out information about our learning, and important dates for your diary.

Please click on the links below to find out what we are learning about!