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Welcome to Reception at Kings Hill School. Our classes are called Lion Cubs and Tiger Cubs.

Welcome to Tiger Cubs!

Our teacher is Miss Hampton Our teaching assistant is Mrs Montgomery



Welcome to Lion Cubs!

Our teachers are Mrs Hollyhomes and Mrs Goss Our teaching assistant is Mrs Fouracre and Mrs Gasson. 


Spring Term 2021

 We do hope you all had a restful Easter break and have come back to school ready to learn! Here is what we will be learning about this term.

Our topic for Term 5 is  ‘The Environment’.  We will start our new term with writing week and plan to use the story ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’ to guide the children in developing their writing skills. We will explore the environment using fun stories to discuss ideas such as recycling, looking after the environment, plastic waste and endangered animals.  Some stories we will be looking at include ‘Dinosaurs and all that rubbish’, ‘Pesky plastic’, ‘Michael Recycle’ and ‘George saves the world by lunchtime’. 


This term we will be starting guided reading sessions in reception for both Lion cubs and Tiger cubs. The sessions will take place in class and will enable the children to have the experience of shared reading with children of the same age along with the opportunity to share their ideas and predictions about a story. These sessions will help the children to build on a variety of skills including blending, decoding and pace. We spend time talking together about the story, characters, setting and plot and develop the children’s question skills too.

In phonics we will be recapping some of the phase three sounds to embed the recognition and knowledge of these sounds. We will also be working on letter names in line with handwriting. The children will be working on the remaining ladder letters before moving onto the one arm robot letters this term (r, b, n, h, m, k and p). 


We will continue to deepen the children’s understanding of number this term, building on number knowledge in order to support their learning of mathematical concepts and ideas now and in the future. The children will be looking at numbers to 20 to solve problems and work with in relation to a variety of mathematical ideas. As a year group we will be looking at subitizing, counting on, comparing and ordering, composition, sorting and matching.  This will include a range of practical and interactive maths activities both in class and in the outside area. Practical maths is a great way to deepen a child’s understanding and a fun way to explore maths. 

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Curriculum Map

Term 1 curriculum map

Term 2 curriculum map

Term 3 curriculum map

Term 4 curriculum map

Term 5 curriculum map


Curriculum Newsletters

Term 1 curriculum newsletter

Term 2 curriculum newsletter

Term 3 curriculum newsletter

Term 4 curriculum newsletter

Term 5 curriculum newsletter


Weekly Learning Letters


Reading and Writing in Reception

 By the end of the Reception year children should be able to read and understand simple sentences through the teaching of reading with phonically decodable books.. They can use their phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They can also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Children should also be able to use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They can also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Mathematics in Reception

By the end of Reception children should be able to count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. When using quantities and objects, they can add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They can solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them. 

Outdoor Learning in EYFS

The outdoors is a place where children can continue to learn by doing. They carry on building on the knowledge, skills and understanding that they have already acquired to make sense of the world around them. They are active learners, seeking information and continuing to question and explore. Being outdoors provides a focus for different types of experiences which support young children’s growing sense of confidence and autonomy. This is enhanced by the enjoyment of new challenges, such as seeking and finding treasure on a treasure hunt. Their enthusiasm to participate in outdoor experiences is expanded as their social and communication skills develop and they seek out and enjoy the company of adults and other children.   


Parent Helpers in Reception

 We are very lucky to have the support of many parent helpers in Reception, most of these stay after dropping their children at school to support a guided reading session in the class. This has greatly improved the overall progress of reading this year and we hope to continue this in the future.