Welcome to Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)

Meet the team


Miss Hullah                  Miss Mannion          Miss Khan             Miss Bowyer 



For more information regarding Reception please click on the links below


Welcome Poster         Welcome Video         Reception Classroom         Reception Outdoor Area


Reception Curriculum Map          Reception Knowledge Organiser    Summer Newsletter


Please use the Reception link below for more information on what life is like in Reception! 

Reception Link- https://padlet.com/shullah/mi9fjnco47fntwmh


Welcome to Reception! Miss Mannion, Miss Hullah and Miss Khan welcome you to our page! 

Welcome to Reception!  

Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage. If you have any questions, please call school to make an appointment to speak to one of the Foundation Stage staff; we are always happy to help! 


Things to remember 

  • Children will take part in PE activities including dance, gymnastics and ball games. Children will need a PE kit in summer term 2; this will need to be brought to school every Friday. PE kits will be a white t-shirt, black shorts and pair of pumps.

  • Children will bring home a reading pack. Books will be changed on a Wednesday each week; please bring reading packs every day. 

  • All children in Foundation Stage will receive fruit each morning.

  • Milk is available for Reception children for a small fee, please see the main office for details.

  • All children will receive homework in a homework book each week including a piece of literacy or maths and a piece of phonics relating to the sounds that have been taught in school! Homework is due each Wednesday and will be sent back out on a Friday afternoon. Please let a member of staff know if you would like any help with homework; we are always happy to help!

  • If you have any other questions or queries, please feel free to contact Miss Hullah on s.hullah@allsaints-pri.manchester.sch.uk We are always here to help and support!  




During this half term we will be focusing on the topic of 'Marvelous Minibeasts.' Throughout of our topic we will be reading a range of books about minibeasts, especially focusing on the books 'Christopher's Caterpillars' and 'Things with Wings.' We will be learning all about different minibeasts including worms, ladybirds, spiders, butterflies, caterpillars and many more! We will be comparing different minibeasts and talking about their similarities and differences e.g. minibeasts with wings and without wings and what different minibeasts eat and live in! We will also be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly and how caterpillars turn into butterflies! 





We have been learning a lot in our maths lessons so far this year. During Summer Term 2, the children will be continuing to practice their number recognition with numbers 1-20 and further using numbers 1-20 to complete addition and subtraction problems. Our main focus during Summer Term 2 will be to recognize and recall number bonds to 10, for example, 8 and 2; we will also be learning how to represent number bonds to 10 e.g. 8 red blocks and 2 blue blocks. The children will be learning how to double numbers up to 10 and will be using objects to work out double and half of numbers. 







Each half term we will be choosing quality books to read during our literacy lessons which will be the focus of our work. During Summer Term 2, we will be using different books related to our topic 'Marvelous Minibeasts'. We will be beginning the term with the story 'Christopher's Caterpillars', a story about a guinea pig that loses his pet caterpillars! The children will be using the story to make missing and found posters for the caterpillars. The children will then be reading the story 'Things with Wings', a non- fiction book about minibeasts with wings. The children will be using the book to make their own minibeast fact files. The children will be focusing on sentence writing this half term and trying to use their high five sentence writing criteria, making sure we use our phonics to sound out, capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and making sure our work makes sense! 





Every day the children will take part in a phonics (read, write, inc) session; during phonics children will be learning and practicing how to read and write. Everyday children will learn a new sound which they will learn how to say, read and write. During Reception, children will be taught Sets 1-3 phonics which will begin with letters of the alphabet and short 3 letter words e.g. hat and will then progress to sounds with 2 letters ('special friends') and longer words e.g. fish. During Summer Term 2, children will be continuing to practice set 1, 2 and 3 phonics where they will be practicing how to recognize and write letters of the alphabet and 'special friends'. The children will be using these phonemes to segment and blend simple words. We will be playing lots of reading and writing games to help us to practice using our sounds. 


Please find an example below of Miss Hullah teaching a short phonics activity so that you can see how we teach sounds, segment and blend.



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