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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Reception Class 1

Welcome back  from the Reception team.

Class 1 Teacher - Mrs Rodgers

Teaching Assistants - Mrs McGuire, Mrs Kirkman, Mrs O'Brien 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stewart

This year may look a little different to previous ones with the regulations we now have to follow but we will ensure all of our children are happy and settled when they are with us. 

The Reception door, on the Key Stage One playground will open at 8.30am and close at 9am.


These are some of the learning areas in our classroom:

Our exciting topic for Summer 2 is Who lives in a rock pool?


They will continue to take part in daily Phonic sessions, weekly Group reading sessions and daily shared Literacy sessions. They will continue to develop their sentence structure and begin to apply phase 3 digraphs.

This topic the children will be exploring three main texts:

Welcome to the Rock Pool

Seaside Poems

At the Beach

The children will continue to develop their handwriting skills.

The children will be introduced to our school’s marking policy, by evaluating their own work using the ‘traffic light’ system.

The children will segment words, structure sentences and begin to use punctuation, such a s a capital letter and full stop.

They will use their imagination to create their own stories.

They will write their own list of items that they would take to space.

Children will be working in small groups on targets that they will complete each week.


The children will begin to record more of their Maths work in their books.

The children will further explore doubling and halving with numbers and in practical activities. The children will explore measuring, size and capacity and begin to record their findings. They will revisit 2D and 3D shapes and children will confidently describe their properties.

The children will continue to develop their understanding of addition, subtraction and solving number problems. They will use a range of resources such as number lines, number fans and cubes to help solve calculations. Children will begin to record number sentences in their books, focusing on their presentation and the layout of their work

The books we will be reading are:

Other reads

Come away from the water, Shirley – John Burningham

Sally and the Limpet – Simon James

Reading : We will send home a reading book on a weekly basis. Please can you listen to your child read and use the reading record to report back on your child's progress. Reading books to be returned every Thursday.

School uniform- Can we please ask for all items of clothing to be labelled with your child’s name or initials. Please can you ensure that your child has a labelled pair of Wellington boots in school for outdoor use. 

The children will need a named PE kit in school which can be kept for the whole term and will be sent home at the end. PE lessons will be once a week on a Monday morning.

Summer 2 Music theme will be Reflect, Rewind and Replay