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Reception 1 Miss Curbishley

Hello and welcome to Reception 1's page!

Hello Everybody,   


Welcome to our class page. Here, you will find information about what we are learning and you will be able to see some of the fun activities that we will be doing in class. 


What a great start to the half term! The children have already had so much fun getting to know each other and exploring their new classroom. 


Please get in touch if you have any questions -


Miss Curbishley, Mrs Dixon and Miss Beechsmiley

Reception Reminders:


MONDAY - Children come into school wearing their PE kits. 

WEDNESDAY - Reading Books changed. 


Children should come into school with a named water bottle each day.

Our Classroom


Since meeting you all and getting to know you (virtually via our Zoom meetings), we decided to make some changes to our classroom which will suit you even better. Here is a little glimpse as to what to expect in September. Which is your favourite part? 

Our Reading Gallery


We love to read in Reception! Why not take a look at some pictures of us reading, our favourite books and even some videos of us reading!

Our Art Gallery


We love to explore and create using lots of different resources. Sometime our art is linked to a topic or book and sometimes art is one of the ways we express ourselves. We use paint, crayons, playdough, collage and natural materials to create or art. We focus on the process rather than the outcome; that way all of our work is unique, just like us!

Our YouTube Channel - Firs Primary EYFS


Videos of us reading stories are now available on our YouTube channel. You can search 'Firs Primary EYFS' or click this link to find them.


Keep checking it for new videos smiley

Curriculum Overview

Here is an overview of what your child will be learning this half term:


End of Year Expectations


The following document is taken from the Early Years Framework and additional guidance Development Matters. All children will be taught these learning points however our curriculum is not limited to these points and will include much more. 

All About Phonics 


Here a link to a video made by Miss Curbishley, which gives you ideas on how to help support your child with phonics at home. These activities are play based and that is how we believe children learn best. 


I understand that phonics is very complicated and the pronunciation of sounds can be quite difficult to master. The follow video is an excellent tool to help adults and children say the sounds correctly, which is crucial for reading and writing. 


Please contact a member of the team if you have any questions about phonics. 

Phonics and Reading Meeting 2021-2022


Online Resources


I have put together a list of websites and videos to aid your child's learning at home. 


  • Bug Club - It is extremely important to continue reading daily with your children. The username and password is in their reading diary. 


  • Phonics Play - There are free games to choose from. Phase 2 will be suitable for Reception at the moment. You can use the free games to practice segmenting, blending and sound recognition. 


  • YouTube videos to watch are  Phonics Song Jolly Phonics Song Phonics – Tricky Words 2 Phonics – Tricky Words 3 Phonics - ABC Rap Maths - Count to 20  Maths - 2D Shapes Maths – 3D Shapes


  • CBeeBies have some great programmes which will help children learn in a fun way. Science and Investigation Phonics and Reading Being Creative with junk Geography and new places


  • YouTube has many Just Dance and Cosmic Kids videos which are brilliant to keep your children moving or to help them relax. 


  • Topmarks website has lots of fun games to play to help number recognition, number ordering, measure, counting etc. Don’t forget to ask your child “How do you know that?” this will help them to use their maths knowledge in a different way.


Go-To Art Activities

Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home!