Welcome to Reception Squirrels

Sounds we are learning to read this half term -

m a s d t i n p o g c k u b f e l h sh r j v y w th z ch q x ng nk



Red words we are learning to read this half term -

the  my  to  I  he  she  go



Reading Books will be changed on Monday and Friday.

We have a fantastic team who will support and provide your child with the best start in their educational journey.

Meet the Team:

  • Miss Powell - Class teacher.
  • Miss Bottomley - Teaching assistant.
  • Miss Chapman - Teaching assistant.

If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to catch any of us before schools starts at 8:50am or when school finishes at 3pm.....we are here to help.

Our theme this term is - Growing

This term we will be doing lots of exciting and multi-sensory activities with the children and we will be finding out all about our families and feelings. 

We will be following the Early Years' Foundation Stage curriculum which includes the following seven areas of learning:-

  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design Development
  • Maths

In Understanding of The World, we will be learning all about the world around us. We will be discovering all about how things grow and life cycles of living things. We will be introducing the Wood Work area, where we will look at different materials and will focus on how to construct. 


In Literacy, we will be focusing on reading stories about growing and spring and non fiction texts about life cycles. Our Core Text will be Jasper's Beanstalk.We will also be sharing traditional tales and the children will be encouraged to take on the role of storybook characters in their play. At Ingrow Primary School we highly encourage you to read with your child at home, it only needs to be for 10 minutes at night and must be FUN!  If your child reads on an evening they will start the day on BRONZE.


Our main writing focus this term will be learning to  read simple cvc words e.g cat. We will continue to practice writing our first and second names. Some of us will be trying hard to write simple sentences e.g. my mum is fun. 


In Maths we will be learning to recognise numbers to 10, to 20 and learning to order numbers to 10; to 20. We will do this through lots of fun maths games! We will be focusing on finding one more and one less than any number 0-20. 

We will also be delving into deeper learning in maths through games and problem solving. 

In Expressive Arts and Design, we will be exploring different materials and media. We will are going to focus on using different technology, such as Bee Bots in ICT.  


In Communication and Language, we will be providing lots of opportunities to promote Speaking and Listening throughout the classroom environment, by providing such stimuli as interesting artifacts and natural materials.


In Squirrel Class we enjoy taking part in PE and all children will need to bring in a PE kit, we wear black shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps. Could you please make sure your child's clothes are named and in a named bag. PE WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY