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Reception 2022-2023

Welcome to a brand new school year in Reception here at The Heys Primary School.  We are looking forward to building positive relationships with the families of the children in our care and we are excited for the journey ahead.  


In Reception class this year, the team consists of  - 

Mrs Gouldbourn - Reception Teacher (job share) - EYFS Lead & SENDCo

Miss Stansfield - Reception Teacher (job share)

Miss Earley - Key Worker 

Miss Broadbent - Key Worker and EYFS Forest School Lead 

Miss Walsh will be helping us in Forest School. 

Phonics 2022 -2023

We follow the Anima Phonics scheme throughout school and your child's learning to read journey starts here in the Early Years.  Before children can be expected to learn how to read, they have lots of core skills to learn first.  Many of these skills involve children being able to listen and pay attention and to take part in conversations.  Engaging in sharing stories is a key factor in becoming an effective listener.  All of these things can be achieved with time, patience and lots and lots of talking and spending time with friends and family (and their teachers of course! smiley) sharing stories and books. 



How Communication and Language, and Literacy aspects of 'Development Matters' guidance supports our learning to read journey.  

What fantastic progress we are making through Phase 3!

Reception are currently working within Phase 2. We are making fantastic progress!

We are looking forward to hosting the Anima Phonics Parents Webinar on Wednesday 5th October at 2.30pm.  We hope to see you there!

Literacy Learning 2022

In Literacy this half term, Reception have been learning all about Traditional Tales.  We have listened to many stories, and even acted them out - the Gingerbread man actor was amazing! 


We have been practising writing our names and having a go at forming our letters correctly.  

Traditional Tales

Autumn first half term 2022

Autumn 1 22 Newsletter

Autumn 2 22 Newsletter

Spring 1 23 Newsletter

Spring 2 23 Newsletter

Summer 1 23 Newsletter

Phonics in Reception

The children in Reception recap previously taught sounds at the beginning of every phonics session. The children are taught phonics inline with the anima phonics scheme. Anima phonics is a visual way of learning for the children as it provides them with pictures and actions to support them with remembering each sound.

Reading sentences in Phonics

The children in Reception are given the opportunity to read words and sentences in their phonics sessions. The teacher will support the children with this reading by following the sentences to encourage the children to read the sentence at the same pace as each other.

Reception Early Learning Goals


We are writers!

Spring adventures

Hello and a warm welcome to the Reception class page 2021-2022.  You will find key information related to your child’s time in Reception.  Take a look at your child’s class timetable, examples of planning and documents that explain the Early Learning Goals that Reception children are working towards.  

Any questions - just ask! 


Phonics: How to pronounce pure sounds | Oxford Owl

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.Find...

It’s hard work all this learning πŸ’‘

What a fantastic start to the year Reception have had.  The children have settled in so well, they have started to make new friendships and their confidence is blossoming! smiley

 The first half term has whizzed by, we have had fun in the sun (and rain), we have read many books, created amazing pieces of art, climbed trees and tried out meditation 🧘.  

Our daily phonics lessons are going well, we are also concentrating hard on writing our names and learning how to form respectful relationships with our class mates and with our environment.  

Reception, we are all so very proud of you,  Keep up the good start πŸŒŸπŸ‘. 






Reception timetable 2021-2022

Reception Newsletters 2021-2022