Welcome to Reception Class!
Reception Class Teacher: Miss Cartwright
Reception Class Teaching Assistants: Mrs Delgiudice (Mrs D), Miss Russell and Mrs Wall
At St Josephs’ Early Years (Pre-school and Reception Class) we recognise the importance of giving our children the best possible start to their education by planning and implementing teaching and learning opportunities that support them in reaching their full potential! We provide a fun and engaging curriculum, working with parents and families to prepare children well for Year One and beyond.
Please read our EYFS Curriculum Policy, refer to the EYFS Development Matters and see our Class Overview to find out all about children's learning in Reception class. Here are all of the Reception class prayers that we learn off by heart over the course of the school year.
In Reception Class we have outdoor PE on Mondays and indoor PE on Thursdays.
Book Changing Days
Guided reading, grappler books and library books are changed on Thursdays.
Recommended Reading Lists
Please see this Reception class recommended reading list which includes quality texts for children in Reception Class.
In Reception class to Year 2 children engage in Monster Phonics sessions on a daily basis where they are taught letter sounds, tricky words and high frequency words. Monster Phonics is a highly advanced multisensory scheme. It uses 10 monsters to categorise all sounds into 10 simple areas. This accelerates learning, providing an easy and fun memory cue for children. The colour-coded grapheme system is unique to Monster Phonics; each coloured grapheme is paired with a monster character that makes the same sound to give audio-visual prompts that help children ‘see’ each sound within a word and pronounce it correctly. The Monster Phonics program is in line with letters and sounds and our guided reading system.
Here are the phonics sounds that we learn in Reception Class:
Here are the 'tricky words' and 'decodable words' that we learn each term in Reception Class:
Show and Tell Themes
Useful websites for children at home:
Monster Phonics. St Joseph's follows the fantastic, multi-sensory Monster Phonics program to deliver phonics in school! Once your child starts school with us we send you login details to access these fantastic resources and support your child's learning at home.
Jack Harmann songs on YouTube. An enormous range of maths songs from counting to 20, to learning doubles and 3D shapes!
Topmarks. A super selection of online maths games. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Teach your monster to read. A very useful app to support your child alongside our Monster Phonics program in learning their phase 2 phonics sounds and to embed and support your child with learning tricky words and phase 3 phonics.
Numberblocks. We incorporate Numberblocks into our number mastery maths lessons in Reception Class! You can access fun activities and episodes here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
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