Welcome to Reception

Reception Key Information

Teacher R1: Mrs White   Email: awhite@victoriousacademies.org

Teacher R2: Mrs Nickson     Email: nnickson@victoriousacademies.org

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lord (R1) and Miss Clark (R2)

Who to follow on Twitter @MrsNickson_Rec2 @MrsWhiteRec @Inspire_Ashton  @MrsLordTAEYFS  @MissClarkTA

PE Days:  Tuesday for Reception 1 (Mrs White) and Wednesday for Reception 2 (Mrs Nickson) – on their PE day, children are to come to school dressed in their full PE kit.  

Reading Books:  Please hand in your child’s reading book and reading record every Thursday and a new book will be sent home every Friday.  

Library Books:  Please bring in your child’s library book every Monday in order for them to receive a new one.  

What’s happening in Autumn term?

What’s happening in Autumn Term 

Daily phonics lessons will take place. 

For Maths we follow NCETM’s Mastering Number. 

Children have opportunities to follow their own interests and learn through play daily in our indoor and outdoor continuous provision. 

In Autumn 1, our key question is ‘Are we all the same?’  We will be focusing on settling the children into Reception and familiarising them with our rules and routines.  There will be opportunities for children to talk about who they live with, where they live, their likes and dislikes, what they can do now that they couldn’t do as a baby and how everyone is unique. 

Our key books will be ‘You Choose’ by Pippa Goodhart, and the traditional tale, ‘The Three Little Pigs’. 

To find out more about the areas of learning we cover in Reception, please click on the link below: 

Class Books

In Autumn 2, our key question is ‘What do we celebrate?’  We will be learning about a variety of festivals and celebrations including Halloween, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Diwali, Weddings, Christenings, Hannukah and Christmas.  We will look at how the history behind these events, how they are marked and will discuss similarities and differences between them. 

Our key books will be ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper and ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allen Ahlberg. 

What’s happening in Spring term?

What’s happening in Spring Term 

In Spring 1, our key question is ‘Is everywhere the same as Ashton?’  We will be using maps, globes and atlases to learn about our world near and far.  We will look at places such as the Australian outback and the Polar regions, and will compare the weather, environment, animals etc to our local area. 

This theme will be enhanced with a trip to Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park.  Our key books will be ‘Cheer Up Your Teddy Emily Brown’ by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton, and ‘Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear’ by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle. 

What’s happening in Summer term?

Summer 1

Coming Soon

Summer 2

Coming Soon

Important Dates for Reception

Important Dates for the Spring Term  

12th January 2022 – Forest School for Reception 2 (12.30 to 2.30pm) – children to come to school dressed in appropriate outdoor clothing  

19th January 2022 – Forest School for Reception 1 (12.30 to 2.30pm) – children to come to school dressed in appropriate outdoor clothing  

1st February 2022 – School Trip to the Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park – all day  

11th February 2022 – Non-uniform Day as part of Mental Health Week  

4th March 2022 – World Book Day  

16th March 2022 – Forest School for Reception 2 (12.30 to 2.30pm) – children to come to school dressed in appropriate outdoor clothing  

23rd March 2022 – Forest School for Reception 2 (12.30 to 2.30pm) – children to come to school dressed in appropriate outdoor clothing  

Friday 8th April 2022 – End of term Dojo Treat Day  

Learn more about our Curriculum