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Welcome to Reception

Hello and welcome to Reception! What an exciting year we are going to have. This is your child's first year in school and I can't wait to support them in their learning and watch them grow and flourish throughout the year.  Here at St Augustine's, we believe that parents are the first educators, therefore we will be working together on this journey ensuring that your child reaches their full potential in all areas.  

 Here you will find out lots of information about all the fun things we do in school. As we work as an EYFS unit, your child will work with a range of people. Our class page will be updated throughout the year so please keep checking. We will also be posting all our amazing learning on Tapestry.

         Mrs S Molden : EYFS Lead/Nursery Teacher

   Miss H Gregory : Reception Teacher

Miss A  Dutton: Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Birks: Teaching Assistant

Home Learning W/C 21th September

Hello Reception, 

I am very sorry that we can not be together to learn as usual and things will be different for the next two weeks and then we can go back to our amazing learning in our classroom. 

I have put some things on the website for  you to do with your families and  I will be in  touch with further information during the week.  Thank you to those that have been in touch, great home learning! 


Can you make a model of your house? You can use junk modeling or even some lego. 

Properties of different materials | TheSchoolRun


Can you draw or paint  a picture of  your house?Image result for houses and homes topic ks1 | School displays, Art  classroom, Our class display

Can you read the 3 little pigs and look at the different houses they live in. Can you retell the story? Click on the  link to listen to the story. 


Can you use some  different materials to make the 3 pigs houses? Can you make some pig puppets and retell the story? 

Three Little Pigs Science – Science Experiments for Kids

This week we will be learning the nursery rhyme  'Row,row, row your boat' 


Please send any pictures or videos to myself hgregory@st-augustines-warrington.co.uk


Good Morning Reception :) Here you will find your phonics, maths and storytime for the day. If you click onto the picture it will take you through to Phonics Play. The username is March20 and the password is home. Once you have logged in you can practise your listening skills.   



Monday 21st September

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Click on the picture to practise our nursery rhyme for this week. 


3 little pigs.mp4

Tuesday 22nd September

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Story- Hairy Maclary 

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Key Information

What we are learning this half term

 During the first couple of weeks we will be learning all about ourselves and getting to know each other. There will be lots of activities about ourselves and our family.  We will be looking at pictures of our families and about our favorite things. Click on the picture below to read the story. What do you like best about your self?

Transport- The Naughty Bus

We will then be looking at different ways of transport and exploring the different ways we can travel. We will be focusing on the book called ‘The Naughty Bus’.  We will be retelling the story, making our own buses with their own adventures,  role-playing going on a bus and much more. You might even end up with a naughty bus comming to stay at your house ! Please look at our knowledge organiser to find out all the other exciting learning we will be doing.




We will be learning our new rules and routines in our classroom and will be trying very hard to follow them. We will also be looking at similarities and differences between ourselves and our new friends. We will be working hard to make new friendships and engage in conversations with them.  We will be looking at the story 'How to be a bucket filler' and will find ways we can fill our friends buckets. 


We will be starting with phase 1 phonics: identifying different sounds, recognising rhythm, rhyme and alliteration in songs and stories, listening to the initial sound in words and orally blending spoken words. When the children are ready, we will then  start Phase 2 phonics.  We will be trying hard to recognise graphemes and the sound they make. We will then use these to help us read words by blending the sounds together and spell words by segmenting words out loud.  There is a short video below you can watch with your child, showing the letter names and the different sounds the graphemes make. 

phase 2 phonics set 1.mp4

 We will also be focusing on ‘tricky words’ these are words that can not be sounded out, rather they need to be learnt from sight.

This term we will be looking at the words: I, the, no to, go, into.

Please click on the video link to watch the tricky word song.




We will be looking at counting to 10 forwards and backwards from any given number. We will also be exploring and representing numbers to 5 in lots of different ways. We will be hunting for numbers in the environment.  We will be looking at 2d shapes and printing with these. When you are out and about, see if your child can find any numbers or shapes in the environment. Please click on the picture for a great counting song. 

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Physical Development (PD)

We will be exploring big gross movements to help our muscles grow big and strong. This will include big circles forwards and backwards, lines up and down, running, jumping,   crawling, hopping, climbing and stretching. We will also be doing lots of exercises to help strengthen the muscles in our hands and arms before we learn to write.

Understanding the World (UTW)

We will be learning all about our new school environment. We will be exploring our classroom and our new outdoor area.  We will be learning about different methods of transport. We will learn all about Autumn when the seasonal changes start to happen.

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

We will be looking at our own faces and creating a range of self- portraits using a range of materials and different media. We will then explore junk modelling to make our own different transport models and buildings. We will practise cutting materials and manipulating materials to achieve a planned effect. Watch this space to see our amazing creations.

How you can help at home

-  Read with your child daily asking them questions about the story (more information will come from Reception Reading Meeting  Autumn 2020)

- Click on the pictures for more great learning websites. 

Happy learning :)

If you have any futher questions, please just ask! 

Miss Gregory

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