Welcome to our Reception class page! We hope you enjoy reading about our wonderful learning, exciting activities and amazing achievements. Please keep visiting weekly to find out important information and the latest news.

In Reception, we offer a wide range of exciting learning opportunities based on the interests of the children.  Every child’s individual achievements are celebrated through the opportunity to display creations on their own working wall.

We very much value the support we receive from all our parents and hope you enjoy visiting our class page.

Starting school/All about me

Our theme for this half term in Reception is Starting school/All about me. We will be taking time to talk about starting school, ourselves and our families, making new friends, settling into new routines and exploring the learning environments.

In English, we will be spending time learning how to read and write our own names using the correct letter formation. The children will begin to learn some Reception texts through the use of story maps in Talk for Writing. Phonics will focus on learning how to segment and blend simple words and then we will move onto learning the Set 1 Read Write Inc sounds.

In Maths, our focus will be counting objects reliably, becoming confident in recognising numbers and rote counting forwards and backwards. Maths will taught through the use of practical objects and everyday experiences.

We will also be concentrating on learning how to use our outdoor area and developing our physical skills outside.

After October half term, your child will be given a reading scheme book to read at home. Please can you read this book with your child and promote their love of stories.  Whilst reading, try to ask your child questions linked to their understanding of the text, identify any familiar words they already know and share their likes and dislikes about the book. Reading books will be changed weekly.



To find out the exciting news about who is Star of the week, please login to Google Classroom.


Autumn newsletter 2020


Homework and Reception information will be posted weekly on Google Classroom.



Revisit the page to find out more through the year.

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme

Tel: 0161 485 1177