Reception Classes – Welcome

Reception Parents – Please see their Tapestry Account for information about the term.



Welcome to Churchfield School!

In the Foundation Stage our aim is to provide the very best start for your child by developing all the skills they need to become independent learners.

We feel learning through play is important. We focus on all the areas of learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), Physical Development (PD) and Communication and Language (CL).Literacy Development (LD), Maths (MD), Knowledge and Understanding (UW) and Expressive Arts and Design (EAD).

At Churchfield we encourage children to become independent and curious learners and our environment is structured to reflect children’s interests. We have access to a fantastic outdoor area. Within each classroom the children have access to areas such as Role Play, Writing, Reading, Sand, Creative, Construction, Numeracy and Snack. In each area there are activities for the children to complete in order to consolidate and extend prior learning.




We will be spending the first few weeks getting to know the children. We will be making observations of the children during their play on Tapestry.




If you are a parent or friend of the school and would like to support the children we are always looking for volunteers, we especially like help with hearing children read, art, visits and topic work. If you are interested please speak to your class teacher.




Our Literacy this half term will be focusing a number of aspects. We are expecting the children to be able to recognise their name and then to be able to write their name. We will be learning all the sounds, each sound has an action to go with it to help the children to remember the sound. We will look at letter formation when we are learning the sounds and we will introduce the cursive handwriting style.

Here are some websites which will support your child’s learning.







In numeracy this half term we will be looking at number. This includes counting, recognising numerals and being able to count the correct amount of objects.

Here are some websites which will support your child’s learning.

At Home

We will soon be sending home reading books and word bags with your child, it really helps their progress if they read as often as possible. When we start learning the sounds, we will let you know which sound we are learning and the action to go with it so you can practise at home with your child.


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