Reception Ryeland & Soay


Soay Sheep


Ryeland Sheep

Welcome to Shepherd Primary School Reception. We are really looking forward to getting to know you and your child and helping them to continue their learning journey.



Learning in Reception for the Autumn Term

  • Topics will change on a regular basis. The setting will reflect these topics. We will write weekly updates on the boards next to the entrances. We will start the term with the topic of All About Me. This topic will include learning about our families, festivals, toys and nursery rhymes.
  • Communication & Language & Literacy: In Reception we will be teaching phonics daily, where your child will learn to recognise and write 4 phonemes each week. We will send these phonemes home so that you can support your child. After a few weeks once the children are settled we will start to send reading books home. We will be holding a meeting on Friday 6th October to explain the reading system and how you can support your child at home.
  • Maths: In Reception we will focus on recognising and writing the numbers from zero to twenty. The children will take part in lots of practical addition and subtraction using numbers to 10. We will also be learning about shapes and measures.

Weekly Routines

  • Show & Tell – Children will bring a show and tell bag home on a MONDAY to fill and bring in on FRIDAYS
  • Library – Each week the children will have the opportunity to choose a library book which they can take home and keep for the week – FRIDAYS
  • Family Reading Morning every FRIDAY morning until 9.15am. Please stay and share a book or a game with your child. All siblings welcome
  • Our weekly PE sessions will  be on a MONDAY in the hall and therefore your child must have either a pair of named plimsolls or trainers kept in their PE bags along with full school PE kit, at all times. Your child will also have access to the outside classroom at all times therefore please ensure they have warm clothes and appropriate footwear every day

To see the slides from our Home Learning Meeting, please click here
To see the list of High Frequency Words for Reception Children, please click here
To see the Reception Ryeland Curriculum Newslettter, please click here
To see the Reception Soay Curriculum Newslettter, please click here

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