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Welcome to Reception


The teachers in the Foundation Stage are Mrs Whiskerd the Foundation Stage Leader. Mrs Lehec and Mrs Roache. We are supported by Mrs Finch and Mrs Isham. We also have Miss Jackson, Mr Bailey, Miss Cross, Mrs Hunt and Mrs Gibson working with us each week. 





New Parents Welcome Meeting Powerpoint

Letter Sound Cards

The children have been enjoying their Read Write Inc Phonic sessions. As new sounds are taught sheets and sound cards will be sent home in book bags so please keep checking them daily. Please remember to review all previous sounds too! 

Please look at all sounds with your child and see if they can name the sound either with or without referring to the picture clue on the back of the card. You can use the cards to make simple 2 or 3 letter words that you can blend with your child or say a word and ask your child to find the card with the initial sound on it. A couple of minutes each day will really help your child to build on what they have been taught in school.  If your child isn't given any new sounds it means they were not confident in remembering the first 10 sounds sent during our assessments so please continue to work on the first 10 sounds until we send more home. If you are unsure how to pronounce the sounds please use the link below.

Red Words


During our RWI session this term we will be continuing to learn the red / tricky words which were sent home last term. At the end of each term we will assess if children can recognise them.  If your child can show they can remember set 1 words we will send home set 2 words for you to continue to learn. Please use the red words during your home reading sessions as this will help children learn and remember them ready for our assessments in school. 

Next Step Footstep Targets

Each child will be given a Next Step Footstep Target for them to work on during Term 4, these have already been sent home. This target is something which we feel your child needs to be able to do so please support your child at home with their target. We will be reviewing these targets at the end of Term 4. Once a Next Step target has been achieved a new one will be sent home. This could be a personal or academic target, such as, putting on and zipping up coats or recognising numbers to 20. If you have any questions please speak to Mrs Whiskerd, Mrs Lehec or Mrs Roache.


Topic Overview Spring Term 2nd Half


Our topic overview for the Spring Term 2nd Half has been uploaded below. It contains information about what the children will be learning in all of the different areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum in Reception over the next term.

Reception Term 4 Parents Overview

Reception Term 3 Parents Overview

Reception Term 1 and 2 Overviews for Parents


Tapestry is an online learning journal that creates an individual profile for each child. All members of the Foundation team will use iPads to record observations of the children’s learning, which we then link to the foundation stage curriculum as evidence of the children's progress. When an observation is added to your child’s profile you will receive an email. Parents are able to log onto the learning journal to view and comment on the observations that have been made of their own child. The website can be accessed using the link below:






Tapestry is now live!

 Please sign in using the email address given on your registration forms handed into school when your child first started and also the password you will find at the back of your child's red reading diary in their book bag, please remember the ! the end of the password. Please do like or comment on the observation so we can see who has seen it. Over the next term we will be sending out further observations for you to see and please watch out for a home observation challenge for parents!


Please can we ask for all parents to either like our observations or write a comment so we know they have been seen. Thank you for your support with this.


If you have any problems logging in please speak to one of the Reception Teaching Team and we can check the log in details for you.

Creating a Tapestry observation at home

We hope that over the next year parents will support us with Tapestry by accessing the children’s Tapestry learning journeys. We welcome parents to like and comment on the observations and we look forward to seeing observations that have been uploaded from home. Please can we ask for all parents to upload their own observations so we can share with the children what they have been doing at home. If you need any help on uploading an observation please speak to the Foundation Stage Team.