Lister Primary School


Welcome to Reception


We hope you find this page informative and useful, keeping you up-to-date with what’s currently happening in Reception.

If there is anything else you want to know just ask any member of the reception team.


Thank you to all parents who came to the meeting last week, we had a great turn out and hope you found it useful in understanding how phonics, reading and homework works in Reception.

Children are excited to be taking their busy books and library books home.  Many children are already able to read some of their bear words which is absolutely fantastic!  Thank you for all your support in this, it makes such a difference.

Now the children are settled in Reception our days are becoming more structured with regular breaks for carpet time.  Please see below for the current timetable

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We have had a great start to the year and the children are settling in well.  We have already been very busy…


Take a look at our planning to see what we will be learning about over the coming year…

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Autumn 2

Here is what we will be learning about this half term…

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Please see the parents information leaflet to help support your child.

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Useful Websites:

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phonics playMR Thorne does phonicsBBC Bitesize PhonicPhoneme pop

Busy Books

Busy books will be sent home every Friday with an activity for the children to do at home.

Please remember to bring the books back by the following Wednesday so that we can see their amazing work!

Guided Reading

Guided reading books will be sent home every day. Please read with your child every day and record this in their reading records. If you have any questions you can write these down in the reading records so that we can help and support you and your child. We have a chart in the classroom where children who have read at home each day will get a smiley face and this builds up to gaining certificates and prizes as the year goes on.

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