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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 Leader 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 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 Summer Term 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 a 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 next topics will be "Growing" and 'Seaside/Journeys'- We will talk about different things that grow, finding out what the children already know, and what they would like to find out about.  We will look at different lifecycles, exploring the human, bean, sunflower, frog and butterfly lifecycles. 

In Literacy we will continue to focus on sentence structure, spellings, reading and blending and letter sounds. We will share non-fiction and fiction books linked to our "Growing theme, and do lots of activities based around them.

In Mathematics we will focus on number recognition, counting, simple addition and subtraction number sentences, number bonds to 10, Odd and Even numbers, and 2d and 3d shapes. 

In Phonics we will continue to have daily Phonics sessions in ability groups. We currently follow the "Supersonic Phonic Friends" scheme across school for our Phonics lessons. 

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


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 and sentences.

-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 Summer term your child will continue to experience short daily carpet time sessions for Phonics, Literacy and Mathematics. Handwriting/Number Fun will also take place. Individual readers will also be a daily part of your child's school day. All of our topics are cross-curricular and this means that lots of our topics link to our Literacy, Numeracy and every other curriculum area.

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.


 Reading at Brickhouse Primary School:

Our school is passionate about reading with children, and requests that books are read and returned daily. Please return your child's book bag with the reading record updated each day to let us know how your child has read at home.


Our Summer Term Shared Texts Are:

The Little Red Hen

How to grow a Sunflower (Non-Fiction)

The Enormous Turnip

Jasper’s Beanstalk

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Our Spring Term Shared Texts Were:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Three Little Pigs

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Gingerbread Man

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School



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 K. Oliver works in Reception on Monday afternoons.

Mrs N. Smith works in Reception on Thursday mornings and all day Friday. 

Mrs M. Postin works in Reception Monday to Wednesday

Miss D. Johnson works in Reception Thursday and Friday

We thank you for your support!


What's Coming Up Leaflet - Spring Term 

What's Coming Up Leaflet - Autumn 2

What's Coming Up Leaflet - Autumn 1



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.

Phonics Play


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

Use username: jan 21

Use password: home

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