Reception Class

Class teacher: Miss Raggio                     

Teaching Assistant(s): Ms Mason (Ms Carter/ Mr Thomas)                                   

                                           Ms Jones


I hope you have a brilliant half term!

In the contact books are our latest practice at reading up to phase 4 sound and words. Also those that requested a change of books will find that there.

This half term we are focusing on the theme of 'Minibeasts'!

Week beginning 4th June. We are beginning to learn about chefs and starting to make our new role play which will be a minibeast cafe. 

Important reminders

Next week we will read on Monday and Wednesday as usual. School trip as part of our Big bang is to Gatton Park on Tuesday. We will be checking phonic sounds and tricky words look out for these in your contact books. 



This week we will be focusing on the aspect of number from development matters and looking at working towards achieving our early learning goal in this area specifically with addition.  On your way home can your children recognise any numerals on the doors, cars or buses? Can your child tell you how many more you need to get to 10 or to 20 if you give them a starting number. Can they add two numbers together on a dice?




We will be writing about our weekend every Monday. This Monday we will write about our holidays. We will look at how we write a label and a caption for our role play. We have also begun to look at how we form sentences and the rules as part of this. Such as  saying the sentence out loud, stretching the sounds in our words when we sound out, knowing our tricky words, using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Can your child tell you their specific literacy writing target?


We read weekly with your child. We look for to see if your child is reading fluently (about 80% of what they read on their level is reading without sounding out as well as recognising most/all tricky words in their texts). We are also looking to see if your child can infer what is happening from the text and can recall what they have read these are important skills to secure. Ask them questions about what was happening in the book? What happened to the main character? What happened at the beginning of the story?  How characters were feeling?  How do they know? What tone of voice would be best for a the character? E.G. Would a giant sound like a robot or a mouse or would he have a different type of voice? etc. We will move your child when the staff in class feel they are ready and secure in all of these skills and are able to access the next level. Please help us by encouraging a love of reading with your child by sharing books at home and encouraging your child to reread books they enjoy. 



We are recapping all of our phase 2 and 3 sounds. We are practicing our constant blends. (These can be sounded out and blended separately but when reading it helps the children to decode quicker) E.G. nk , spl, dr etc. We are also practicing our tricky words. Please help us support your child by practicing this at home too. You could play snap with the sounds or tricky words or you can try and find the sounds or tricky words in a newspaper and high light them in different colours. Practice rhyming words with your child so they can hear the middle and end sounds in words.


Kim Raggio