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       Autumn Term 2 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 Hullah and Miss Mannion are looking forward to meeting our lovely new Reception class! 

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 not yet need a PE kit in Reception class; a letter will be sent home when PE Kits are needed. 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 are being 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 'Pets.' Throughout of our topic we will be reading a range of books about pets and animals including 'Mouse House' and 'The Storm Whale in Winter'. We will be learning all about pets that we often find in the house, how to care for a pet and how vets look after different pets!  We will be using our stories to complete lots of fun activities e.g. making mouse masks and wintery whale pictures! 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 Autumn Term 1, we have been working so hard to recognise and count with numbers up to 10! During Autumn 2, we will be continuing to work on our numbers to 10 including counting numbers, writing numbers, counting one more and one less with numbers to 10 and representing numbers using objects. We will be using the book 'Ano's counting book' to help us with our counting! We will also be learning all about different shapes beginning with circles and triangles and then further learning all about shapes that have 4 sides including squares and rectangles!






 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 Autumn Term 2, we will be using different books related to our topic 'Pets'. We will be beginning the half term with the story 'Mouse House', a story about a family of mice trying to sneak in and live in a house, the children will be using the story to help make 'wanted' posters to find the mice! The children will then be reading the story 'The Storm Whale in Winter', a story about a whale that helps a little boy in a stormy sea, we will be using the story to write 'lost' posters for the boy from the whale! 





Every day the children will take part in a phonics 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 phase 2-3 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 and longer words e.g. fish. During Autumn Term 2, children will be continuing phase 2 phonics where they will be practicing how to recognise and write letters of the alphabet and further 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 do it in school!


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