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Reception – Mole

Welcome to Reception, where we have two classes of 30 children.

The unit is split into different areas to allow the children to participate in a wide range of activities across the seven areas of learning.

The children have opportunities to learn both in the classroom and outside in our well equipped Foundation Stage garden.

  • In Numeracy we cover counting and comparing numbers, learning names and properties of 2d and 3d shapes, money, position and direction, days of the week, weight and capacity.
  • We follow the letters and sounds approach for phonics and use Oxford Reading Tree Scheme for Reading.
  • Music – We sing Nursery Rhymes and investigate rhythmic patterns and moving to a steady beat.
  • Art – Our art work will involve activities which encourage the children to explore texture and pattern.

Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about the curriculum.

  • Night Monkey Day Monkey

    In Maths we have been continuing to explore patterns and sequences by looking carefully at what we can see and marking predictions as to what will come next.
    We have read “Night Monkey Day Monkey” and learned about the differences between night and day.
    In Phonics we have continued to learn new sounds and these will now be sent home electronically via Tapestry.

  • Owl Babies

    In maths we have been exploring patterns and sequences. We have used a range of ICT, to help us look closely at what we can see in order to decide what comes next.

    We have read “Owl Babies” and have learned that the author may use a speech bubble to show what a particular character is saying. We have had a go at writing our own speech bubbles.

    In phonics we are continuing to learn new letters and sounds and to include them in our reading.

  • What a busy week!

    In Maths we have been measuring, comparing and ordering. This has helped us to develop our knowledge and understanding of taller, shorter, heavier and lighter.

    We have learned about remembrance and why it is a special event. We have also learned about the story of Diwali and how it is celebrated.

  • A new half term!

    This week in our maths learning, we have been measuring and comparing objects and placing them in order. We have continued to work on our letters and sounds and to use our skills in reading. In PE we have been moving in response to music.

  • Homes

    This week we have been learning about our homes and the similarities and differences between them. In maths  we have developed our skills by carefully counting a variety of objects. In literacy we have been learning to write labels, captions and lists.

  • Families, books & PE

    In our literacy learning we have made booklets about our families. We have talked about how they may be different but always special to us.

    In our reading we have been using our phonic skills and developing our knowledge and understanding of books. 

    In PE we have been learning to use a range of equipment in new ways.

  • We’ve done loads!

    In our phonics we have been learning new sounds and we have discovered that there are tricky words such as “to” and “the”which we cannot sound.

    We have read a new story called “The Stick Man” and we have used a story map to help us retell it.

    We have been developing our physical skills in PE by using a range of equipment in new ways.


  • So much learning!

    Mole class have been developing our partner talking skills.

    We have been learning about the key features of books including author and illustrator to further our enjoyment of reading.

    In maths we have been developing our understanding of numbers by looking closely at patterns.

  • Lots to do!

    In Mole class this week, we have been learning about our emotions and how our actions can affect others.

    We have been exploring a range of shapes by counting sides and corners.

    In our phonics we have explored the letter and sounds s, a, t, p, m, n & d and we are learning how to look after our books.

  • Welcome back!

    We have started learning sounds this week, we have been listening really well when we are learning altogether on the carpet. We have been getting to know each other, and are beginning to make new friends. Outside the building blocks have been very popular!