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Ruskington Chestnut

Street CofE

Primary Academy

Care. Believe. Grow

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Welcome to Reception!


The Reception Year is an exciting but busy year! We encourage the children to develop independence during their time with us. We place a great deal of emphasis on developing early writing, reading and number skills. We value the support from our parents in supporting their children with these key life skills. All of our children bring home a reading book each night and additional activities to support the development of their number and phonics skills. We love sharing our 'Weekly News' via Tapestry and we support parents with workshops and communication via 'Class Dojo' so that our children have the maximum opportunity to reach their full potential. 


Meet the team:

Mrs Hall: Class Teacher

Mrs Moore and Mrs Dunn: support children in the reception class with their learning and development.

Mrs Courtney who works in Little Conker's pre-school is also a familiar face to our children.



Term Six PE sessions will focus on Football and will be on a Tuesday. We will be learning and practicing our ball skills and learning how to work as a team.


Church School Value:

Term Six Church School Value is Perseverance 





Our Topics and Themes


Term Six - Under the Sea

This term we will learn about the oceans and the creatures that live there. We will also continue our learning about our natural world by looking after the beans and sunflowers we will be planting.


Term Five - If you go down to the woods today.

This term we will be looking at creatures great and small. We will go on a bug hunt and find out facts about minibeasts. Our text for this term is 'The Gruffalo' we will explore the text and think about our favourite part and then make our own mystical creatures out of clay. 




Term Four - Circle of life. 

This term we will be thinking about different animal life cycles throughout the term and creating bug hotels in our forest area. We will be writing instructions and food diary's in Literacy and in Maths we will be thinking about addition and subtraction and becoming more confident in our number bonds to 10. We are very excited for World Book day too!


Term Three - Tale as old as time.

This term some of us will be learning from home while we are in lockdown.

We will be thinking about traditional tales in particular, Goldilocks, The three little pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk. We will immerse ourselves in the text and learn the tales in order to retell and act them out. We will then draw story maps and write our own character and setting descriptions for our own tales. In Maths we will be thinking about addition and subtraction and becoming more confident in our number bonds to 5.



Term Two - Dinosaur Stomp!

This term we will be exploring Dinosaurs! The Children are very excited for this topic! We will be busy creating dinosaur models, labelling them and writing descriptions about them. We already have lots of dinosaur resources to help us with our counting and sorting in Maths to help us explore numbers and learn new mathematical vocabulary. We will be using technology to research dinosaur facts to help us make lots of wonderful dinosaur artefacts. We will also be taking part in lots of wonderful winter and Christmas activities. 


Term One - This is me!

This term we will start by thinking about how we are similar and different compared to our new friends. We will talk with our new friends about our favourite things and the people in our family. We will practice making story maps about some of our favourite stories and we will be learning all about the numbers 1-5. We will look closely at toys and games from a long time ago and we will be exploring our village to compare the different buildings and the houses that we see. 






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