Welcome to Reception

Mrs Gates, Miss Daniels and Miss Moody work in Reception class.

Autumn Term 2021


This half term our Literacy sessions will be largely focused around speaking and listening skills and joining in with stories and rhymes. We will be initially focusing on a key high quality text, ‘A New House for Mouse’, as the stimulus for our learning, followed by ‘Owl Babies’ later in the half term. We will be following the journey of the main character, Mouse, and investigating how she can solve the problem within the story. We will be using this text to develop our own viewpoints and ideas, and practise sharing our ideas with others. We will be beginning to ask questions of others and working hard to take turns when speaking and listening to other people’s ideas.

At Godley we follow the Monster Phonics scheme of learning for introducing letters and sounds. This half term we will be introducing the children to phase 2 phonics and learning some letter sounds. We will be learning to recognise the letters of the alphabet by sight and sound and we will be also learning the correct letter formations. This will enable the children to learn to read, write and spell short words containing these sounds, which we call CVC words, later in the term. We will also be encouraging the children to recognise familiar words such as their own name. We will be engaging in small group guided reading sessions to develop the children’s understanding and comprehension of different stories and books. We will be discussing characters, settings and events of the stories and beginning to develop our own opinions!



This half term we will be developing our understanding of numbers and what they represent. We will be focusing on the concepts of matching and sorting, more and less and developing our understanding of the numbers 1, 2 and 3. We will be practising representing numbers in different ways, exploring how numbers 1, 2 and 3 are composed and looking for how numbers are used within the environment. We will be developing our understanding of patterns and making comparisons between size, mass and capacity. We will also be thinking about which numbers are important to us and why!                                                      


We will be using our key text as a stimulus to explore and share about our own lives and the lives of others, including places we live, foods we like to eat and our favourite animals. We will be investigating woodland creatures and their habitats, engaging in creative activities linked to animals and foods, and working together to build and construct houses and homes! We will be exploring the concept of nocturnal animals and thinking about seasonal change too.


Nursery rhymes to sing and watch  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kbsbz
Counting games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Listening to sounds https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-1
Letter formation http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html
Shape recognition https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters
Stories to listen to https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories