Wallands Community

Primary School

Tel: 01273 472776

Fax: 01273 471228



booklet 2018

Reading Schemes and Phonics

Reception is the final year of the Foundation Stage and the beginning of your child’s school journey. Children learn new skills and develop independence through playing, exploring and being active. They establish core skills in reading, writing and numeracy in readiness for the transition to Year 1.

Teaching and learning are guided by the children’s interests; allowing flexibility to capture imaginations, follow dreams and take next steps so that every child can achieve their best.

Topics follow a 2 year cycle:

  • Autumn Term: Getting to Know You/Celebrations
  • Spring Term: ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’, ‘Going Places’, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, ‘Ahoy There!’
  • Summer Term: ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’, ‘The Ugly Bug Ball’, ‘Superheroes’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’.

At the end of the Summer Term, Reception enjoy a trip to the woods.

RKH: class teacher Mrs Kim Hart, supported by Mrs Jane Jackson

RPJ: class teacher Mr Phil Jones, supported by Mrs Lynette Merry

Home Learning

You can support your child’s learning at home by reading to them and listening to them read, recording this in their reading diary. We send home letter sets and tricky words and will provide you with login details for our online reading portal, Bug Club. We will also send home takeaway tasks linked to topic work and maths.

Our PE days are:

RPJ Wednesday

RKH Thursday