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Reception Ash

Welcome to Reception Ash


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. 


We hope that you are having a fabulous summer and we can't wait for you to join us in September. You can find more information to support your child's transition into Reception on the Parents tab - New Reception Parents.


Please get in touch if you have any questions -


Miss Curbishley & Miss Fraser smiley

Reception Reminders


FRIDAY- Children come into school wearing their PE kits. 


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

Curriculum Overview

Here is an overview of what your child will be learning each 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. 

Our Classroom


Which is your favourite part of our provision?

Our Reading Gallery


We love to read in Reception! Here are some of the class texts that we have explored so far. Which was your favourite? 

Our Art Gallery


We love to explore and create using lots of different resources. Sometimes, 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 our artwork. We focus on the process rather than the outcome; that way all of our work is unique, just like us!

We love having ownership of our very own artwork. We can choose to add artwork to our very own sketchbooks. This way, we can go back and review/ change/ complete artwork another time. 



We love starting our week off learning a new Art Skill. We then practice and consolidate this skill during COOL time throughout the week.

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. 


I would also like draw your attention to Mini Writers Club on Instagram. They have lots of handy explanations (like the ones below) and activity ideas, so why not take a look. 


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


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.


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

Go-To Art Activities

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