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F1 Reception


Welcome to Reception

In our class we love to learn through play.  Our classroom is always set up with fun activities that encourage us to learn lots of new skills.

In Reception we follow the Early Years Curriculum which covers 7 areas of learning.

  • Personal social and emotional
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Literacy (reading and writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and design

Our classroom and outdoor area always reflect these areas of learning through topics or our interest, for example some of the topics we might visit throughout the year are:

  • Traditional tales/fairy tales
  • Road safety
  • Superheroes
  • Dinosaurs
  • People who help us: doctors, nurses, vets, police etc
  • Celebrations: Diwali, Chinese New Year, Christmas etc


How to help your child at home

At Chalgrove School our aim is to maximise your child's achievements.  You can help us with this at home by:

  • Singing nursery rhymes and number songs
  • Sharing books and poetry
  • Going to the park
  • Recognising numbers 1-20
  • Playing games that involve turn-taking, such as snap, dominoes, snakes and ladders
  • Enjoying the library
  • Recognising money
  • Reading and writing their names using the letter sounds and names
  • Practicing writing in lower case
  • Recognising numbers on a clock


Parent helpers or volunteers

we always welcome helpers in Reception class especially to hear readers.  If you think you can help, please talk to Mrs Mackenzie or Mrs Soper.


Important Information


  • Show and Share - the children can bring something into school to share with the class - a toy, aware, certificate or photo.
  • Library - the children will get the chance to take out a library book which can be kept for a week.  It must be returned by the following Monday to exchange it for another book.  There is a box inside the doorway of the Reception classroom to put the returned books in.

Tuesday and Friday



Reception class intend to visit Frogmore on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon.  Your child will need to wear suitable clothing - trousers, wellies and long sleeved tops all year around please.  Waterproof coats when wet.


Book at Bedtime

Please click on the following links for more tips on reading with your child at home