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Hello Reception!
Summer Term 2021/2022


WELCOME TO RECEPTION-Where learning is fun everyday!!!!

With.....Mr R.White - EYFS Leader/Reception Class Teacher


EYFS Manager & Assistant Headteacher Message

Here in EYFS at Brickhouse we work very hard to achieve only the highest standards for each child. We believe each child is unique and we believe children achieve best when they have an all rounded balanced curriculum-both indoors and outdoors and when parents and staff work closely together. Should you have any unanswered questions about the running of EYFS please do come and see me...


Quality Mark Award

In November 2018 our Early Years Quality Mark was renewed. Our Assistant Head, EYFS team, staff, children and parents are delighted to have this award for our school. This reflects the fantastic Early Years setting we really do have. 


Welcome to AUTUMN in Reception



Family Groups

Your child has been allocated to a family group in Reception

If your child is a shark then they will be with Mr White

If your child is starfish then they will be with Mrs Postin and Miss Johnson

These groups are just a time for your child to work with a key adult and in a smaller group size. Initially they will come together in these groups for Literacy/Maths/Snack and general chat times. Ability groups for Phonics, Literacy and Numeracy have now started.


Our first topics this half term will be Amazing Me and Traditional Tales. The children will be learning and talking all about themselves, their families and their friends and reading and sharing different traditional tales. 

Further topics will be based upon our class interests but you will be updated regularly.

Literacy-In Literacy we will focus on forming letters, writing our name, and phonics.

Mathematics-In Maths we will focus on numbers to 10, number formation and number recognition.


What can you do at home?

-Ensure your child is fully toilet trained

-Ensure your child can recognise and write their names and other simple words.

-Practise dressing/undressing for PE/zipping and unzipping coats

-Model the correct spoken language to your child at all times

-Read numbers and practise counting


Daily Routine

During the Autumn term your child will begin to experience short daily carpet time sessions for Phonics, Literacy and Mathematics. Handwriting/Number Fun will also take place. Guided reading will also take place weekly and individual readers too once the children are ready. All of our topics are cross-curricular and this means that lots of our topics link to our Literacy and other curriculum areas.

Child-initiated time forms a big part of our day, this is where our children access all our areas independently. Your child will access indoor and outdoor learning daily....please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing for outdoor weather. Once a day children will be able to free-flow outdoors. 



-If you know a topic we should cover - please tell us....

-We will be working hard on Phase 2/Phase 3 in Phonics.  



Learning in our school is so important every day-so please ensure your child is in school on time each day to learn and progress. Attendance is vital to your child's learning.

We do hope your child enjoys their  Summer term in Reception......If you have any concerns please see our EYFS Manager Mr R White

Reception Staff

Mr R White (EYFS Manager)

Mrs M. Postin works in Reception Monday to Wednesday

Miss D. Johnson works in Reception Thursday and Friday

We thank you for your support!




Please find below the two week Remote Learning Pack for Reception. The first page explains how to work through each activity. The activities have been designed to be as practical and fun as possible. Please let me know through the class email address;, at least once a week how your child is getting on with the activities. A new pack will be uploaded every two weeks so please keep checking this page. I will be available to respond to any questions or queries through the same email listed above, throughout each day. We would love to see any photographs of what you and you child have been doing. Please upload them via the email account.  Mr White 

Maths Vocabulary - attached is a very useful set of Mathematics Vocabulary that you can use with the children in their maths/number work.

Jolly Phonic ebooks


Jolly Phonics have made all of their Phonic ebooks available to download for free on Google Play. These can be downloaded using any Android or Apple device, and are another fantastic free resource for your children to use alongside the Remote Learning.


Lots more ebooks available on this link too;


Twinkl Go!


This website currently has free access for parents. There are some great lesson ideas and activities available on here. These are updated weekly so remember to keep checking back!


To Login, use PIN: JB0654

Username: farm44

Password: farm44

Phonics Play


Access to lots of phonics resources, activities and games is currently free on

Use username: jan 21

Use password: home

Phonics Letters and Sounds. The below links are what we use in School to introduce each new Phonics sound. The children should be familiar with these and how these work. Each sound has a simple introduction where the correct action and pronunciation is demonstrated. It then moves on to the Magic Pencil page where the correct formation is shown. There is one for every sound.

Uploading Children's Work Troubleshooting!  - If you are having difficulties uploading any work to the class email accounts, take a look at the troubleshooting guide listed below. This is a step by step guide showing how to upload using your iPhone or iPad.

Remote Learning Pack