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Welcome to Reception


Our Reception unit consists of 2 classes which are Daisies and Daffodils.


Miss Holmes is the teacher of Daisies and Miss Bowley is the teaching assistant.


Miss Beatty is the teacher of Daffodils and Miss Skelhorn is the teaching assistant.


In our class, children work in groups, play with activities planned to help us progress, join in games and activities with an adult and also choose their own activities where they learn to be independent.

Miss Holmes (Daisies Teacher)
Miss Beatty (Daffodils Teacher)
Miss Bowley (Daisies Teaching Assistant)
Miss Skelhorn (Daffodils Teaching Assistant)

Home Learning- School Closure


Please see the following links/information to support your child at home with the current school closure. 


Remember if you have any concerns, questions or need support, contact Miss Holmes (phase leader for EYFS) at and she will be happy to help. 

EYFS bingo- home learning

Wild yoga

A message from Ruth Miskin Training:

RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March

We’re scheduling free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. Films will only be available at the times below:


Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm


Note: films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.

RWI sounds


Please bring your reading books to school everyday and write in the diaries when you read at home. Children are expected to read at least four times a week at home to get their dollar, this should be recorded in the child's reading diary. 


Children will receive homework in their homework books which they complete for the half term. Don't forget children can earn dollars for returning their completed homework. 


On a Friday morning the children will have PE. Please ensure their PE kit is always at school.


Spring Term 2







This half term our topic is ‘fairy tales.’


We are going to be learning about fairy tales and learning about the different characters.


Our focus books are ‘Goldilocks and Three Bears’, ‘The Three Little Pigs, ‘Red Riding Hood’, ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.


We are continuing to focus on our number knowledge up to 20 and using these to add and subtract. We will learn about the names of 2D and 3D shapes and learning how to describe them. We will be counting forwards and backwards.


In RWI we are continuing to learn our set 1 and 2 sounds. 


We are continuing to work hard on writing our names, cvc words and forming our letters correctly. We are learning how to write sentences using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.


Our role play area will consist of a fairy tale castle in which the children can pretend to be different fairy tale characters.

Autumn Term


Autumn 2- This half term our topic is ‘light and dark.’

We are going to be learning all about animals that come out in the night and the day (just like in the story of the owl babies). We will be learning about times of the day and comparing what we do in the ‘light’ compared to the ‘dark.’ 


We we are continuing to focus on our number knowledge to 10 and 20 and using these numbers to find one more and one less as well as adding and subtracting. We will be measuring objects for their height, length and weight and comparing these. 


In RWI we are continuing to learn our set 1 sounds (alphabet sounds and digraph sh, ch, th, ng and nk) and segment and blend words with these sounds, please look at the video further down the page to see how to say each sound correctly. It is important the children are reading at home and you sign the diary, especially to receive your weekly reading dollar!


We are continuing to work hard on writing our names, cvc words and forming our letters correctly. Some of us are even starting to write our own sentences!


Autumn 1- This half-term our topic is 'Superheroes.' 

We are going to be learning about superheroes, what they can do and how they are helpful.  Our role-play will be a Superhero headquarters this half-term, we'll be pretending to be answer the phone, make orders and rescue people. We will be reading ''Supertato' and 'Super Daisy'. 


In maths we will be focusing on our knowledge of number, making sure we are confident with numbers to 10 (recognising and counting) as well as using these numbers to record. 


In RWI we will be learning our set 1 sounds (alphabet sounds) and using these to segment and blend words. Please look at the reading book we bring home to help us segment and blend words and also make up stories for books with no words. 


We will be focusing on writing initial sounds and our name this half term as well as talking in full sentences about what our marks mean. 


Snowdome 10.12.19


We all had a fantastic time at the Snowdome. We spent time in the snow play, we got chance to ride on real wooden sleds and ride in Santa’s sleigh! We got to meet Santa, his elves, Rudolph and some of his animal friends before having a go on the carousel. All of the children were exceptional behaved and we are very proud of them, well done Reception!

Thank you to all of the parents/carers that attended the craft workshop. We had a wonderful time sharing all of our learning with you. 

Forest Schools


In Reception we have started Forest Schools every Tuesday afternoon. We are having lots of fun exploring the world around us and trying new skills. Please remember to bring in a change of clothes and shoes (ideally wellies) as we do get muddy and we go out in ALL weathers. Please look at the pictures below to see how much fun and learning we have been experiencing at forest schools. 

Forest schools

At Riverview we follow a phonics scheme known as Read Write Inc. Below is a link which shows the correct pronunciation of sounds which will help you and your child to learn. 

Read Write Inc

Information for Parents: How to say the sounds (UPDATED)

Confused about how to pronounce the sounds found in Read Write Inc. Phonics? Worry not - 5-year-old Sylvie is here to show you how! Use this guide to support your child when practising the sounds at home. - - - Did you like this video?

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