Miss Simpkin-Teacher/Keyworker

Miss Oxley-LSA

Start time
– 8:40am                        Pick-up time - 3:15pm

Welcome to Reception!

Spring 2, 2024

We are so excited to learn lots of new things this year and work together to support each child’s learning journey. If we can do anything to help or answer any queries, please contact us at 

Reception Long Term Plan 23-24

Our theme this half term is 'A Whole New World'

This half term we will be learning all about our planet and space! We are so excited to explore our learning through our wider curriculum this half term.

Core Texts:

Our 2 stories to focus for this half term are 'Whatever Next' & 'Aliens Love Underpants'





Literacy & Phonics:

The children will take part in their daily RWI lessons learning their set 1 sounds and how to blend and segment to read. For more information, please read through the resources below and speak to your child's class teacher.

Thank you for your attendance at our Early Reading & Phonics Meeting- 

Phonics Meeting for Parents-2023

Handwriting Phrases


At Canon Popham, we follow maths mastery approach. This half term, we will be focusing on numbers to 5 and exploring shapes. Please see our Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS) document below, which outlines the information your child will be learning about in Autumn 2, with lots of practise they will recall these facts quickly and accurately.

Reception Key Instant Recall Facts- Autumn 1

Reception Key Instant Recall Facts- Autumn 2

Reception Key Instant Recall Facts-Spring 1

Reception Key Instant Recall Facts Spring 2

Understanding the World

The Foundations Of:

RE – This half term we are using Understanding Christianity to explore why Christians create and Easter garden at Easter time

History– The first moon landing

PSHE/RSE/PSED– Relationships- Keeping friendships healthy

Music- Charanga- Our World


Expressive Arts and Design

The Foundations Of:

Art- Painting- Henri Matisse


Physical Development (PE)- 

Our PE lesson will take place every Thursday, more information will follow. 

The Power of PE- Space

We will also be using our outdoor area to develop our gross motor skills. The children love to practice their running, moving, climbing and throwing skills and have access to our outdoor area every day to practice these.


We love see the things our children have been learning at home from your observations! A Tapestry challenge will be sent out each week on a Friday and you will have the rest of the week to complete this. If you need any support using your Tapestry account to get the most out of this wonderful platform, please ask a member of staff or use the tutorials below to help.



Information from parents meetings- feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions!

Android Tutorial

IOS Tutorial

Tapestry parents information presentation

Web Tutorial

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us or give us a call!

Thank you for your support,

Miss Simpkin & Miss Oxley