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Welcome to Reception Slides 2020  

Please visit our  'Welcome to Penwortham' website for our transition meeting slides and more information.


Welcome to Reception! The Reception year is incredibly important as it is the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage. It  is  a chance for children to continue their learning through play, develop interests and skills and foster  a love of learning. Children are working towards reading and writing sentences by the end of the year,  and will take away and add in practical ways.  

The Reception Team

In Reception we have three classes. Barn Owls are taught by Miss Granger, Snowy Owls by Mrs Rowe and Mrs Nathan and Tawny Owls by Miss Bundy. Our support staff are Ms Adams, Ms Swan, Miss Alvarez and Ms Maher. 

Snowy Owls


Barn Owls


Tawny Owls

What we are learning this half term

This half term our topic is Marvellous Me! We are looking forward to really getting to know the children and the things that are important to them. We will read books about families, showing the children lots of different types of families. We will be supporting the children to develop friendships in the class. We will have some great texts to read, including Owl Babies and Ruby's Worry.

How you can help at home

Please keep us updated on Tapestry about your learning at home. We love to see photos of what you have been up to and hear about fantastic experiences. We really enjoy seeing you comment on what your child has been learning at school. We will also post phonics videos to show you how you can support with phonics at home.

We encourage you to practise writing in purposeful ways, such as writing diaries over the holidays and writing shopping lists or letters. We have put together the key words covered in Reception on a one page sheet and as a printable resource. Please get your child to practise reading and writing these.

Maths is part of everyday life, so make the most of opportunities to solve problems involving sharing, grouping, adding or taking away. Cooking is a fantastic way to learn about different types of measure. There are also some great activities on ICTgames. CBBC's Numberblocks is a fantastic programme for showing a range of number skills.

Important Dates

  • These will be updated throughout the year.