Welcome to Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)

Meet the team


                            Miss Hullah                        Miss Mannion                           Mrs Pendleton



For more information regarding Reception please click on the links below


Welcome Poster                 Reception Classroom         Reception Outdoor Area


Reception Curriculum Map        Reception Knowledge Organiser        Autumn Newsletter



Welcome to Reception! Miss Hullah, Miss Mannion and Mrs Pendleton 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 PE shorts/pants every Friday, PE t-shirts will be provided for all children at school! 

  • Children will bring home a reading pack with a book for adults to read to children and a reading record. Depending on which phonics group your child is in, children will receive a banded book to read independently later in the year. 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 math's. Children will receive a piece of phonics depending on the group that they are in, this will either be a piece of homework relating to the sounds taught that week, a phonics blending book or a reading book. 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 'Superheroes.' Throughout of our topic we will be reading a range of books about fictional superheroes and real life superheroes including 'Supertato' and 'A superhero like you'. We will be learning all about where superheroes live, what their jobs are and why real life superheroes are so special e.g. doctors and nurses. We will be using our stories to complete lots of fun activities e.g. making superhero masks and capes! We have put lots of key words and information about our new topic onto the knowledge organizer which can be downloaded at the top of the page. 






During Spring Term 1, we will be working hard to practice counting and recognizing numbers all the way up to 10 and above! We will be learning how to subitise (recognize an amount without counting), compare different numbers and add two single digit numbers together. We will also be learning all about mass and capacity including recognizing when a bottle is full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty and half empty! We will be continuing to practice writing our numbers to 10 and further recording simple additions and subtractions. 







Each half term we will be choosing books related to our specific topic to read during literacy lessons which will be the focus of our work. During Spring Term 1, we will be using different books related to our topic 'Superheroes'. We will be beginning the half term with the story 'Supertato', a story about a superhero potato that helps to save the other vegetables from the evil pea! We will be using the story to write letters to Supertato and the evil pea! The children will then be reading the story 'A superhero like you', a story about real life superheroes including doctors and nurses and why they are so special.




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 1-2 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 Spring Term 1, children will be continuing with Set 1 phonics where they will be learning one phoneme or special friend each day, the children will further read and write a selection of words and short sentences using their phoneme or special friend of the day and will be using Fred the frog to help them to learn! 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 segment and blend simple words phonetically.



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