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Welcome to the Reception Page

Teacher - Miss Hall

Teaching Assistants/Support Staff - Mrs Austin (Monday-Thursday) Mrs Giddings (Fridays)

Welcome to our Reception page! On this page you will find information on our topics each half term, our phonics progression and current information on trips or current learning. We are always happy for you to come and speak with us or see our environment if you would like to visit. We have spaces for September and would love to show you what we can offer you and your child. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment if you would like to visit us.

This term we will be delving in to the world of Fairy Tales with our topic 'Once Upon a Time...'. We will become expert story tellers of the Traditional Tales and will use our imagination to create our own characters and stories. During the later part of the Summer Term, we will be focusing on transition ready for Year 1 and exploring our favourite author Julia Donaldson.

This term we are taking part in an Early Years Music Festival. The theme is 'Down in the Jungle'. We are currently busy learning all the songs and actions, making our own instruments and costumes. We are really excited and can't wait to perform and show off our skills!

Here are some virtual fairytales to share at home if you would like to share some at home together: 

 Traditional Tales storybook powerpoints


At St George’s, we teach phonics and reading using the ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds’ scheme. 

Children start to learn phonics from week 2 in Reception. Teaching continues through the whole of Year 1 and the first term in Year 2. After this, the children move on to learning spelling patterns whilst revisiting phonic teaching. We teach GPCs (Grapheme Phoneme Correspondences) following a progressive overview. 

In addition to the daily phonic lessons, we have 3 reading sessions every week. The books that the children read are closely aligned to their phonic ability and are changed every Thursday. In addition to this book, your child will bring home a book from our interest baskets. These books are labelled a ‘book to share’. This book might be too easy or difficult for your child, but it is intended for you as parents or carers to read to your child, to ignite a love of reading.  

Some children who are finding aspects of the scheme difficult will receive keep up sessions. The children are assessed every 6 weeks (every 3 weeks if receiving keep up support) to ensure they are on track. We are also encouraging children to read for 100 nights across the year. Children will receive certificates for 25 nights reading, 50 nights reading, 75 nights reading and eventually 100 nights reading. When they reach 100 nights, children are invited to bring a special teddy to school to join in with a ‘teddy bear’s picnic’ to celebrate their success. We will let you know when these celebrations are due to occur.  

Please click on the link below to access the parent area on the Little Wandle website with information and ideas to support your child at home. 

Little Wandle

Phonics bloom have some fun games you can play at home:

Phonics Bloom

Hungry Minds have some useful ideas to do together at home together too:

Hungry Little Minds

We follow White Rose maths scheme here at St Georges. Click on the link to see useful information for parents: 

White Rose Parent Resources

Parent Information

Show list Show Grid

Summer Term 2022 - 1 

Fairy Tales Topic

Summer Newsletter

 Spring Term 2022 - 2

Mini Beasts Topic

Spring Term 2022 - 1

Space Topic

Phonics 2-5 Sound Mats

Phase 2 Tricky Words

Phase 3 Tricky Words

Phase 3 Sounds