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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 Mrs McCarville Our teaching assistant is Mrs Montgomery.

 Tiger Cubs


Welcome to Lion Cubs!

Our teachers are Mrs Hollyhomes and Mrs Goss Our teaching assistant is Mrs Johnson.

Lion Cubs 

Summer Term 6 2020


Welcome back to all our Lion and Tiger cubs that have come back to school for Term 6 - it is so lovely to see you!

This page includes activities and ideas to support those children that continue to learn from home. Our curriculum newsletter will outline the learning covered in school as well as provide further excellent resources to support home learning. 

In EYFS we recommend that your child reads or is read to at least once a day and then select a variety of tasks from the categories listed below to provide them with a varied curriculum whilst home learning. 


  • We recommend that children spend at least 10 minutes a day reading a book of their choice or to play a reading game. Alongside this make sure you ask your child questions about what they have read to deepen and demonstrate their understanding. You can access free ebooks on the Oxford Owl website where there is also a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts across all reading levels. 
  • Listen to a story everyday whether it is an audio book or to be read to.
  • Each week to learn some tricky words. There will be key words given in the phonics planning.
  • To learn the new sounds shown on the phonics planning from the phase three sounds.
  • Recognise 'tricky' words. These are the words we tell children that we can't necessarily sound out and we just need to recognise.

Resources to Support Reading at Home


  • Write a sentence using the phase three key words.
  • Retell a story.
  • Write words about the character in a story.
  • Write a recipe for any cooking or baking you have decided to do.
  • Practise letter formation using a lead-in line (pre-cursive)



  • Practise addition and subtraction.
  • Practice number bonds to 10 for example 3+7=10 



Knowledge and Understanding of the Worlds / Creative Arts 

Each week you will be given daily activities to do based around a book.  These will be varied either practical, writing or making something.  In addition to these you could:

  • Bake at home.
  • Plant a seed of your choice. For example can you grow a sunflower and record what happens.
  • Make something out of playdough.
  • Find out about the history of your family.

P.E and well being

It is really important to keep our bodies and minds healthy.  We have listed a few ideas of what children can do at home.

  • Jog on the spot for 10 minutes each day.
  • Complete the Joe Wicks P.E lessons on line.
  • Practise throwing and catching with a soft ball.
  • Listen to your favourite song.
  • Go for a walk and see how many rainbows and letters you can spot in the windows of the houses you pass.
  • Use your garden to exercise for example trampolines, scooters etc. You could use the items to create an outdoor obstacle course.
  • Try some yoga
  • Perform a good deed for the day. 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to email us.  We are always happy to help. 

Mrs McCarville, Mrs Hollyhomes and Mrs Goss

Click here to see our weekly timetable

Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations in Reception  

Curriculum Map

Term 1 curriculum map

Term 2 curriculum map

Term 3 curriculum map

Term 4 curriculum map

Curriculum Newsletters

Term 6 curriculum newsletter including home learning links


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.

Have a look at what we have been learning in Reception!