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We focus on learning with reading at the heart of everything we do


Welcome to Reception!


Our teacher in Reception is Miss Robertson.

Our support staff are Mrs Theaker, Mrs Duffield and Mrs Moore.

Our class Governor is Father D'Silva.



The classroom door opens at 8:45 and is closed at 9am. 

Your child must bring their reading book and planner to school everyday.

PE kits should be brought to school on Monday and left on your child's peg until Friday.



In a morning we follow a structure in FS2. We start our day with Rhyme Time where we sing a selection of nursery rhymes and songs. After this we have a  45 minute phonics and High frequency word session. During this the children learn sounds and words from phases 2, 3 and 4. We then have a literacy and a maths lesson. The children access enhanced and continuous provision all day working alongside lessons.


In an afternoon we learn about a range of subjects and develop lots of skills through adult and child-led challenges. We will be learning about lots of different subjects throughout the year and the children will have lots of opportunities to learn about and enjoy the wider curriculum. 


Early Reading: 

At Rosedale we work hard to ensure each child has the opportunity to be a successful, confident and happy reader. In order to do this the children in Reception read to an adult every day. We have high expectations for all children to be confident readers, in order to support your child, we ask that you read and share stories at home as much as possible. Please make a note in your child's planner when you have read with them.  

Home Learning:


The main focus of home learning is about practising reading, spelling and times tables.

Use the list of phase 2,3 and 4 words. These include decodable words, high frequency words and tricky words. Practise reading, writing and spelling these.


Children should also practise numbers from 0-20, counting in 2s, 5s and 10's.


Curriculum Themes for Reception


We are going to be learning about lots of fun and exciting things this year.


Term  Themes

What has happened to me since I was a baby?

Where do I live?

What does my body do?


What is different between my toys and my Grandparents toys?

Why are toys different?

Where are toys from?


How is the countryside different to the city?

How does my food go from farm to fork?

How have farms changed?









Parental Involvement:

Unfortunately due to COVID 19 parents are not able to come into the classroom until further notice. 


If you wish to contact Miss Robertson please do so using Class Dojo, or by calling the Infant Office. All messages will be responded to outside of school learning times.


  • Stay and Learn (Postponed until further notice)

Every morning enhanced provision is put out for your child. You are invited to stay each morning between 8:45 and 9am to help them access the provision.


  • Curriculum Maps

As a way of keeping parents up-to-date on our developing curriculum there are curriculum maps available. These tell you all about the fantastic learning we will be doing over each term.


  • Wow Moments and Proud Clouds

When your child has a WOW moment, you can make a note of in using one of the proud cloud or wow moment templates. We have 'WOW Moments' and 'Proud Cloud' boards in our classroom to be contributed to. 







Wow Moments and Proud Clouds Printable



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