Mrs Whittaker

class-blogReception Blog

You can now find out what we have been up to by checking out our Reception Blog.

St. Columba’s Reception Blog


Reading is a very important part of our Reception curriculum and we encourage the children to read at home and in school.  Books will be sent out each Friday with your child’s homework and needs to be returned Thursday at the latest.  Children receive a ‘star’ for their reading chart and the 2 children with the most reading stars receive a special treat at the end of each term!


Is given out on a Friday each week and needs to be returned no later than Thursday the following week. The children receive a Maths sheet, a Letters and Sounds sheet and sometimes a sheet asking for information about themselves usually from our R.E work.


Children need their P.E. Kits on a Tuesday. Throughout the Autumn term we encourage the children to become more independent at getting undressed and dressed so any help you give is much appreciated!

Reception Curriculum 

Reception is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We have lots of fun as we are learning!  Here is some information on what we do in Reception!

Our curriculum is made up of seven areas of Learning and Development.

There are three prime areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development.

and four specific areas.

  • Literacy,
  • Mathematics,
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We plan and organise the curriculum so that it progresses and is differentiated according to the child’s stage of development. Learning is active, play based, creative and includes first-hand experience.

Look at some of the things we enjoy doing:

We enjoy celebrating our 5th birthdays together!

We enjoy celebrating our 5th birthdays!

We love to work and build together!

We love to work and build together!

Creating models together!

Creating models together!

Learning our numbers!

Learning our numbers!

We like writing our names!

We like writing our names!

Useful Information

Snack Time: The children have free fruit, toast and milk or water every day. On a Friday we go out onto the Big Yard and children are allowed to buy a yoghurt, which costs 20p.