Welcome to Reception Class

Class Teacher: Mrs Preston
Email: kathrynpreston@yarlsideacademy.org
Senior Teaching Assistant: Miss Richardson

Class News

Reception Spring 2 Newsletter


Our Topic!


Read, Write, Inc.

Our daily Read Write Inc. sessions lasts for 1 hour. We review our letter sounds everyday and use this to help us with our reading and writing. 


RWI Information
Pure Sounds


High Frequency Words ("Tricky Words")

High frequency words are common words that appear very often in written texts.

They are a mixture of words that can be decoded using phonics and tricky/exception words (words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way, which means the words have to be learned and recognised by sight).

Please see the lists below so that you can help your child at home. In Spring term, we will be focussing on being able to read all of the words. In the Summer term, we will be focussing on writing these words and using them in sentences. 

HFW list 1a
HFW list 1b


Number and shape, space and measure

This term we will be focussing on:

*Addition and subtraction.
*Multiplication through repeated addition and division taught through sharing.
*Counting in multiples (2, 5 and 10).
*Fact families.
*Ordering numbers between 1 - 20.
*Recognising shapes and understanding their properties.
*Positional language.
*Describing amounts of mass, time, distance and money.


Learn-its Step 1
10 seconds

1+1 | 2+2

Learn-its Step 2
10 seconds

3+3 | 4+4 | 5+5

Learn-its Step 3

10 seconds
2+1 | 2+3

Learn-its Step 4

10 seconds
5 + _ = 10 | 1 + _ = 10 | 4 + _ = 10 | 2 + _ = 10 | 7 + _ = 10



Physical Education

Our PE days this half term are Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.