Summer Term in Reception


Welcome to Corrie!

Everyone in the Reception Team are incredibly excited to see you all again and to begin a brilliant 2023 together!

The Reception team would like to welcome you to our year group page.

Here you will find information about what your child has been learning in Reception and how you can help them at home. This page will be updated with information about current and future topics.

What does your child need for Reception?

  • A school uniform and shoes
  • A water bottle
  • A coat
  • A pair of wellies
  • A set of spare clothes in a soft bag to hang on their peg.
  • A smile!

Please label all of your child’s belongings with their name.

The Topic over Summer 1 is People Who Help us!

During this term we will be learning all about the different people who help us. We will be learning about different kinds of superheroes and all the different jobs of those around us who help our community.

Summer 2 – We will exploring learning around the topic of Growing!

During this term, we will look at the changes in seasons as the plants and trees around us grow and change. We will be learning about how our bodies grow, too!


In Maths, in addition to following their own interests the children will be exploring:

  • Number Bonds to 5
  • Subitising
  • Subtracting
  • Combining two groups to find a whole
  • Halving
  • Doubling
  • Sharing
  • Counting to 20
  • Odds and evens
  • Length, height, weight, volume and capacity (measuring)



As part of our Topics we will be exploring a variety of texts;

Summer 1

  • George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell
  • Real Superheroes by DK Children
  • Heroes Who Help Us Around the World by Liz Gogerly
  • Ten Little Superheroes by Mike Brownlow
  • Supertato by Sue Hendra
  • Tap the Magic Tree by Christine Matheson

Summer 2

  • Jasper’s Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth
  • Funny Bones by Allan Ahlberg
  • The Human Body by Carron Brown
  • Argh! There’s a Skeleton Inside You! by Idan Ben-Barak
  • Super Worm by Julia Donaldson
  • Bug Hotel by Libby Walden
  • Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson
  • Somebody Swallowed Stanley by Sarah Roberts


The key skills they will begin to develop through this area of learning are;

  • Listening and attention skills
  • Linking events in a story to own experiences
  • Asking and answering ‘why’ questions
  • Asking and answering ‘what’ questions
  • 1:1 discussions
  • Whole class discussions
  • Using past tense
  • Retelling the story ‘Supertato’
  • Retelling the story ‘Super Worm’


Our Core Nursery Rhymes and Songs shared will be,

  • Who will Fight the Dragons?
  • Spring is Here
  • Five Little Firemen
  • Miss Polly Had a Dolly
  • How to be a Superhero
  • The Superhero Parade
  • I’m a Superhero
  • Grow, Grow, Grow a Garden
  • These Bones, These Bones,
  • One Finger, One Thumb, Keep Moving
  • Here is the Beehive, where are the Bees?
  • Wiggly Woo
  • The Waves in the Sea
  • Five Little Sea Shells



In Phonics, the children will continue to recap Phase 2 and 3 single letter sounds and learning digraph and trigraphs from Phase 3 Phonics and the phase two and three key words. We will be practicing using our phonics knowledge to write independently. These will be sent as homework for the children to practise at home.

We use the Story Time Phonics scheme to teach phonics. It supports the Phonics Planning of Letters and Sounds by learning the actions to the song for each new letter sound and the actions.


Outdoor Learning

The children have access to the outdoor area where we develop children’s creative ideas through different role-play areas enhanced with quality play equipment. The outdoor learning gives children the platform to learn and explore through all the areas of the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum.

Forest School will continue throughout the summer term.


Learning at Home

For your child’s homework each week, they will bring home a library book to share with you.

Your child’s library book will be changed every Monday.

Your child will bring home two reading books. Their ‘Read to Me’ Text will be change every week and Wordless or Phonics Decodable book will be changed every other week. Their books and logs need to be handed in every Wednesday.

Every Friday, your child will bring their homework book home to complete an activity that supports their learning that has taken place that week, which you can choose with your child from the menu below. These can be completed in any order. They can be completed in their homework book or presented and shared in any way that they choose. For example, photographs and videos taken can be shared by email at Their homework is due the following Wednesday every week.


Happy Learning from the Reception class team.

Mrs Macdonald, Miss Combs, Mrs Baguley, Miss Leach and Miss Machin

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