Reception 2023 - 2024

Ms Evans

Miss Sayers

Miss Burns

In Reception, learning is through...

 We immerse ourselves in fabulous topics and develop in three prime and four specific areas of learning.

           The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

 These are:

Reception Year Overview

We are very excited to share with you our planning overview for the year. Our topics are book led and are cross curricular so link together all the areas of learning in the EYFS. You will receive a topic web each half term with a breakdown of what the children will learn within each area of learning per half term.


Autumn One: The Gingerbread Man

Bakery/ cooking theme

Autumn Two: I’m going to eat that ant

Forest and forest animal/bug theme

Spring One: The Naughty Bus

Transport theme

Spring Two: The Journey Home

Travel/journey theme

Summer One: Silly Doggy!

Zoo animals and pets theme

Summer Two: Supertato

Superhero theme


Reception have PE and Forest School lessons every Tuesday morning. They will need a PE kit and wellies and waterproof clothes.

Rainbow Reading Challenge

To encourage children to read for pleasure at home, the children are invited to take part in our whole-school reading reward challenge. Children will receive stamps on bookmark cards based on how many books they have read at home. This does not include their school phonics reading book but instead books of choice. We have attached a link to the website of the recommended reading list for Reception to help with suggestions for high quality texts.

  •  Reception children will receive 1 stamp per book or 2 stamps if they choose to read a book from the recommended reading list of books for Reception. Your child does not have to read the book - the challenge is simply about sharing and enjoying stories as many books as you can together.
  •  Bookmark cards will be stamped by your child’s class teacher once an adult at home has confirmed the book has been completed. Just a signature in your child’s reading diary is all that’s needed.
  • Each time your child fills a bookmark card (see below for how stamps and badges correlate) they will receive a colour badge in our class celebration assembly with the aim of collecting all the colour badges of the rainbow. Once the whole rainbow reader challenge has been achieved for the new academic year, your child’s name will be entered into a raffle for a prize.

10 stamps = red badge                        50 stamps = blue badge

20 stamps = orange badge                   60 stamps = indigo badge

30 stamps = yellow badge                   70 stamps = violet badge

40 stamps = green badge      




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01244 267525


Overleigh St. Mary's CE Primary School

Old Wrexham Road


Chester, CH4 7HS

01244 267525

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