Reception 2021 - 2022

Miss Ross

Welcome to Reception Class

 Reception Teacher:

  • Miss Ross

Reception Teaching Assistant:

  • Miss Metcalfe
  • Miss Kamran
  • Miss Smith 



Our topics this year will be:

Autumn 1 – Nursery Rhymes 

Autumn 2 – Families

Spring 1 – Traditional Tales

Spring 2 – Amazing Authors – Julia Donaldson

Summer 1 – Heroes and Villains

Summer 2 – The Wider World & Beyond

We enjoy learning through play, with lots of fun activities – you can have a look what we’ve been doing recently by browsing through our twitter feed on the right. Please follow us @stlukesrec 

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Home Reading and Phonics

We teach reading using a synthetic phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds' along side a signing support system. Signing is a great way to support children's  learning and the signs we use incorporate Makaton signs (as some of them may have seen on TV programmes like “Something Special”).

Every child will be given one of our “Letters and Sounds Scheme” reading books that we would like you and your child to share together. Initially they may be unable to read this book independently, and that is fine, independent reading is not the main objective to begin with, what we want to develop is a love of reading for both you and your child from the very beginning of their learning journey. Regular reading with your child at home is vitally important to the progress that they make and we ask that you record their reading at home by commenting frequently in their 'Reading Record'.  We will also be reading with children in school, so it is important that your child brings their books to school every day in their St. Luke’s Book Bag (available via the uniform website).

Below is a video link which you can use to help you understand how we teach Phonics and how you can help your child with their phonics at home.

Below are some useful links to help with your child's phonics:




We appreciate all the work that is done at home with our children and it plays a key role in further embedding the learning that is done in school. Homework in Reception initially will consist of daily reading, some phonics practise and general discussion about the things they have done at school that day as the year progresses they will receive different challenges and tasks to do at home. Any activities, trips out or key events that the children do at home can be shared with school via the children's individual 'Tapestry Learning Journals'. We love to see all the wonderful things our children get up to at home There are also ongoing activities the children can access on   educationcity



Reward System     

We use a 'Raffle Ticket' system to reward your child. Praise will be given for regularly reading at home, trying hard during their learning at school and at home, being a kind friend, being helpful to name but a few. In recognition of this every time your child is praised their name will go on a raffle ticket which will be put in our class jar. Each week a name will be drawn from the jar and the chosen child will choose a token gift to take home. There is no limit as to how many times a child's name can go into the jar, ultimately the more entries the more chances they have of being chosen.

I hope your child has an enjoyable and successful time in Reception Class and look forward to sharing their successes with you via their individual 'Tapestry Learning Journeys' and our Twitter page.


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to one of our team.


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