Welcome to Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)

Meet the team


                                    Miss Hullah                    Miss Mannion            



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 a PE kit for Friday 23rd September, this will then be used every Friday afternoon! 

  • Children will bring home a reading pack with a book for adults to read to children, a banded book for your child to read and a reading record. 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 'Happy Families.' Throughout of our topic we will be reading a range of books about families including 'Owl Babies' and 'Stanley's Stick'. We will be learning all about different families, who is in our family and who lives in our house. We will be using our stories to complete lots of fun activities e.g. self portraits, family trees and house building! 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 will be playing lots of games to help us to recognize and order numbers 1-10. We will be practicing counting up to 10 using lots of different songs, rhymes and counting activities e.g. 10 little speckled frogs. We will also be learning how to match numeral to quantity, for example, looking at a number card and then counting out the correct amount of counters to match the number on the card! The children will also be introduced to the language of length and height and will be measuring and comparing the length and height of lots of different objects. Children will join in with one maths group time every day with their key person. 







Each half term we will be choosing books to focus on during literacy lessons which will be the focus of our work. During Autumn Term 1, we will be using different books related to our topic 'Happy Families'. We will be beginning the term with the story 'Owl Babies'; a story about a family of owls looking for their lost mummy owl. This story is very repetitive and helps children to join in with the repeated lines, the children will be using the story to help make name labels for the owls. The children will then be reading the story 'Stanley's Stick', a story about a little boy who uses his stick for lots of different things e.g. a magic wand! We will be using the story to write what we would like to turn our stick into! 





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 Autumn Term 1, children will be introduced to Set 1 phonics where they will be learning one phoneme each day, the children will further read and write a selection of words using their phoneme of the day and will be using Fred the frog to help them to learn! 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 segment and blend simple words phonetically.



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