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Reception Elm

Welcome to Reception Elm



Welcome to Reception 2's class page. Here you will find key information and see pictures showing what we have been learning in school. 


We are having so much fun in school and boy have we been growing our brains! Please keep an eye out on this web page for updates but also to see all the wonderful things we have been doing in Reception! 


If you have any questions, please get in touch -


Miss Thomson, Mrs Savage and Mrs Patten.

Weekly Reminders

  • Monday - P.E (please bring your children in wearing their P.E kits.)
  • Wednesday - Reading Books will be changed (please bring your child's reading book and signed reading diaries.)
  • Friday - Reading For Pleasure Books will be changed.
  • Water bottles to be brought in each day for your children to access independently. 
  • Please can you label all items of clothing.



Our Classroom

Reading for pleasure 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!

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


All of our videos 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 Overviews


We will be uploading the half termly overviews that link to the areas of our curriculum and tell you the types of activities that we will be doing in school. 

End of Year Expectations


The following 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. 




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.


Go-To Art Activities


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