Welcome to the Reception Class at Mersey Vale Primary School!

This fantastic page will allow us to share our

  • class news
  • pictures of things we have done
  • examples of work we are proud of
  • class display work
  • homework information
  • weekly spellings/key words
  • class and school events…………………………………………………..and lots more!

Mrs S. Edwards – Reception Class Teacher (Monday – Thursday)

Miss K. Bunting – Reception Class Teacher (Friday)

Mrs E. Harrison – Teaching Assistant (Monday – Friday)

Mrs T. Daniels – Teaching Assistant (Wednesday pm, Thursday am)

Mrs R. Abdul – Teaching Assistant (Wednesday pm)

Mrs S. Naeem – Bilingual Teaching Assistant (Tuesday)

Summer term in Reception

Welcome to the second half of our Summer term where our new topic is all about Journeys and Transport. Over the next half term we will be focusing on Space. We will be studying the stories Whatever Next, Q Pootle 5 and Goodnight Spaceman. We will be learning about the planets, the solar system and labelling important features of a rocket. We will have a go at making our own rockets and think about what essential items we would need for a journey to space. As well as this we have our very exciting trip to Jodrell Bank in June, our annual Sports Day morning in July and our EYFS Fun Day in July.

In phonics we will be continuing to learn our phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs. We will be learning the new sounds and discussing the words that contain those sounds. We will be developing our reading skills by practising blending and segmenting sounds to read while words. We will then use these skills to develop our writing by working on using the correct letter formation and holding our pencils correctly to begin to form simple sentences, using the key words we already know.

This half term in maths we will be working on solving problems involving doubling, halving and sharing. We will be learning our number bonds to 5 and 10, as well as positional and directional language to describe where something is. We will end the half term touching on time (recognising one minute) and money (recognising coins and notes).

In our PE sessions we will be continuing to learn new skills with sports coach, Matt. We have been working on our throwing and catching skills, working in pairs and small teams. We will start to look at racing games, running, jumping and relays in preparation for sports day.

We hope to have a fun final half term in Reception.


Here are some photographs from our Jodrell Bank trip:


  • In writing please keep remembering capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and writing our letters the correct size on a line.
  • In phonics we are working on phase 3 sounds. Please use the sound mat we sent home.
  • Practise your reading at home, we will read in school weekly and change your books once you know it. Please bring book bags in daily with your reading book and reading record books in them.
  • Homework is sent out on a Wednesday and needs to be completed and brought in by the following Wednesday. It is encouraged that your child completes this themselves with an adult to support. More information on this will be sent out nearer the time.
  • Library book day is Thursday. Please ensure you bring your library book back every Thursday to swap for a new one.
  • PE is every Tuesday. Please make sure your child has a full kit with clothes suitable for outdoors. All items must be labelled. It is expected that all PE kits will be brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday to be washed. More information on this will be sent out nearer the time.


EYFS Guide for parents/ carers

Includes: Important information for parents and carers of children in EYFS and getting your child ready for school.

Getting your child ready for school info 2018

What to expect, when?

Guidance re: your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage.

EYFS Overview

EYFS-Yearly-Overview 2018 2019

Phase 2 and 3 phonics song

Jolly phonics song, to remember phase 2 and 3 letter sounds.

Phonics play games – for reading key words

We use this game in school to read and recognise key (CVC) words, and match it to the picture shown. Have a go at home!

Splat square! – for counting and recognising numbers

The children use this splat square to count and recognise numbers. Have a go at home!

Espresso maths games – counting, adding and subtracting

These are just some of the maths games we play in class. The children know how to count the actions, objects or sounds. Some of the harder games are adding or subtracting numbers. Have a go at home!