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Welcome to the Reception Class Page

Mrs Sander & Miss Terry


Summer 2

Welcome back to our final half term in Reception... where has this year gone!?


Please see below an overview of the topics we will be covering over the next half term. 

There are also links to useful websites lower down the page to help you support you child's learning at home. 

We hope you find this helpful!

As always if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us

Mrs Sander & Miss Terry



Dinosaurs & Volcanoes

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch / The Seaside

 The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch: Amazon.co.uk: Armitage, Ronda, Armitage,  David: Books

The Jungle /The Rainforest

Jungle Animals – high-quality wall murals with free UK delivery – Photowall


Phonics & Reading

Each phonics group has lesson everyday at school.

This is what we will be covering in school over the next half term:



We have learnt all phase 2 & 3 sounds and are now revising blending and segmenting words with these sounds.

We are beginning Phase 4, which does not include new sounds, but looks at blends and clusters (e.g. tent, chimp, train, stand) and longer, two syllable words (e.g. lunchbox, windmill)

Our main focus is on independently reading and writing sentences, using the sounds we have learnt and tricky words.



We have learnt the phase 2 & 3 sounds up to and including 'oo'.

We will continue learning the phase 3 sounds until the end of the year and practise segmenting and blending words with the new sounds. 

We are focusing on becoming more independent with reading and writing simple sentences (e.g. The man on the moon.)



We have learnt the phase 2 & 3 sounds up to and including 'igh'.

We will continue learning the phase 3 sounds until the end of the year and practise segmenting and blending words with the new sounds, and applying them to sentences.  


(Your child should know which group they are in, but if you are unsure please check with their class teacher)


At Greave we love to read, please remember to read at home for 5-10 minutes each day, and write a comment in your child's reading diary. 

Please see the Phonics packs we sent home at the end of the last half term with additional resources to support your child with their phonics.  



Over the next half term we will be learning:

Sharing, doubling and halving

Counting in 2s, 5s & 10s

Continuing to solve addition and subtraction problems, using counters or a number line 


Continuing to recognise and order numbers to 20

Revising 2D & 3D shape names and properties


What we've been up to...

Story Time

Here are a couple of stories, that we recorded last year, for you to enjoy.

Dough Disco

Visit 'Spread The Happiness' on YouTube for more videos!

Wake Up Shake Up

We like to start our day with a 'Wake Up Shake Up'.

There are lots of videos on YouTube that the children will be familiar with. 


'Go Noodle' also has lots of fun videos to get the children moving.




Useful links to support learning at home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (to support reading)
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ (to support reading – suitable for EYFS) - iPad app is free at present.
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/writingRunway/index.html (ICT games - KS1 based)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (support all areas of learning – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.bl.uk/# (British Library- suitable for EYFS)
http://www.ictgames.com/ (ICT games to support Maths and English – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ (to support reading – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life (to support healthy lifestyles – suitable for EYFS)
https://monsterphonics.com/games/ (to support phonics – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb (FREE TRIAL to support spelling)
https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb (FREE TRIAL to support maths – suitable for EYFS)
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen (FREE audible books - Littlest Listeners suitable for EYFS)