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Welcome to Reception!

As a family we live, love, learn and celebrate with Jesus


Welcome to Receptions Class Page. Here you can find out more of what we are learning about in class and access resources that you might like to use at home! 


Meet the team


Picture 1 Mrs Halawa
Picture 2 Miss Stecka

Check out the pictures in the Welwyn Hatfield Times of our World Book Week celebrations... 

This term we are looking at the topic 'Under the Sea' and 'Fairy tales'. We will be writing our very own sea stories and creating messages in bottles. We will also be creating sea creatures using different media and will be acting out our favourite scenes in our under the sea role play.


Every day we begin with a phonics lesson. We will be working on phase 3 and phase 4 which includes digraphs and trigraphs. We will be working on sentence writing, blending using the phase 3 sounds, capital letters and using our high frequency words.


Reading books are changed on a Tuesday and Thursday unless we are doing extra reading with them in school. The reading box and homework box will be out on a Tuesday for children to put their books and folders in. The reading box will also be out on Thursday.

Homework will be collected on a Tuesday and handed out on a Thursday. It is really important that you read with your child on a regular basis. The children need to be reading 95% of the book on sight. We encourage children that cannot do this to read the book again. We have explained to the children that this will improve their fluency and understanding of the book and any new words that come up.
Please make sure you sign the Reading Record when your child reads to an adult as books will not be changed without this.


We are working on reading, writing and ordering numbers to 20. We are also working on addition by counting on, subtraction by counting back. The children will be working on doubling up to 10, halving up to 10 and sharing. We will continue working on money, time, shape, pattern and measurement.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

As ever, this is one of the most important areas of learning for Foundation Stage and activities will be planned around the needs of the children, with the focus of establishing positive, respectful relationships whilst developing self-confidence and self-awareness. We are encouraging the children to widen their friendship groups and to understand sharing and compromise.

Communication and Language:

Communication and Language is continuously covered and monitored throughout the year. The star of the week gets a certificate and takes Chester the bear home for the weekend. They then get the opportunity to talk to the class about the adventures they have been on with Chester. The children love having this opportunity. We are also encouraging the children to share more of their work in class and developing their ability to speak to an audience with confidence.


Physical Development:

P.E is on a Thursday, children must have their hair tied back and not be wearing ear rings. If they are wearing ear rings, they will not be able to take part in P.E. P.E kits remain in school until half term and then get sent home to be washed. Please make sure ALL clothes, shoes and socks are labelled and P.E kits are returned on the first day of each half term.

Please make sure ALL school uniform, coats, shoes and packed lunch boxes are clearly labelled.

Understanding the World:
This term we will be concentrating on people and communities and technology. The children will be looking at how they celebrate with their family and how there are lots of similarities and differences. The children will be talking about what makes them special linked to 'The Rainbow Fish'. The children will be using the cameras to take pictures and using the interactive whiteboard to create pictures. 

Expressive arts and design:

We have an under the sea role play this half term which changes every week dependent on the book and the children's interests. There will be a car wash outside and more opportunities for the children to express themselves musically. 

Religious Education:

We start our day off by lighting our candle and praying. We pray before lunch and thank God at the end of the day. We have a class prayer book that is sent home each week for children to write a prayer and share with the class the following week. We have R.E once a week where we are learning about different Bible stories. We have also been learning the Hail Mary prayer and Our Father.


Special Person:

Each child gets to pick an adult they would like to be their special person in times of need. Ask your child who their special person is. If you have any questions please come and ask. We also have a feelings board in class where children are encouraged to express their feelings in the morning and throughout the day.


Picture 1

Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Halawa and Miss Stecka