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Reception – Birch Class

Welcome to Reception Birch Class



Our Topic this term  is Once upon a time ...




We will be exploring  different traditional tales such as Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will delve deeper into these stories by discussing the different characters, settings and storylines. We will be learning about the different parts of the story (beginning, middle and end) and anticipating how the story will end. We will be exploring new vocabulary and we will practise retelling familiar stories in our own words.




The children will be consolidating their phase 3 sounds and      applying these to blending and segmenting CVCC and CCVC words e.g. fish, shed. We will begin to explore consonant blends in Phase 4 such as lamp, belt, crab. We will be focussing on reading and spelling Phase 2 and Phase 3 tricky words. We will continue to encourage the children to record the sounds they can hear in words to write captions and short sentences. We will be learning about sentence structure (e.g. starting with a capital letter, leaving a space between words).  We acknowledge that children would benefit from consolidation of their literacy and phonics due to school closures skills so we will be revisiting the above learning to develop  the children’s confidence .




In Maths will begin to recite number bonds to 5 and then to 10. We will be consolidating our learning of the composition of numbers to 10 and exploring greater than, less than and equal to.


Miss Gettings and Mrs McLaren


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