Reception 2021 - 2022

Miss Jagota

Welcome to Reception!

Reception is taught by Miss Jagota

and supported by Mrs Williams & Miss Lee


The weeks are flying by! This week we enjoyed Sports Week in the sun. Reception began the week by learning about the upcoming Commonwealth Games, we looked at some of the many sports and events that will be taking place over the summer, thinking about which ones they would like to have a go at! The children loved the variety of activities including the martial arts and dance taster sessions, as well as participating in Hillside’s Race for Life on Thursday. Thank you so much for your generous donations for a very worthy cause.

Continuing with our Bug’s Life topic, this week our focus turned to bees! We looked at the important job they do helping to pollenate plants and flowers as well as making honey. We have also seen our class caterpillars transform into chrysalis, hopefully not long until we see some butterflies. In English, the children have continued to work on their minibeast fact files, writing about bees.

In phonics, the children learnt a new sound a-e (split diagraph) with the help of the rhyme ‘make a cake’. In maths, we have been looking at doubling and sharing numbers. Thank you to Isaac's dad for being this week's secret reader, we only have a couple of spaces left before the end of the term.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, I am looking forward to hearing about what the children have got up to. Don’t forget to send any photos in, the children love sharing these with their friends every Monday. 

Miss Jagota



Learning new skills is so important in Reception and we do a lot of our learning through play! In Reception, the children can follow their own interests, topics are often catered to what the children like! Reception is a creative, fun and warm environment to explore and 'learn, laugh and play' in. We focus on subjects such as Phonics, Literacy and Maths, as these are the fundamental areas of Early Learning.

As well as learning new educational skills, we work on becoming members of a new school community. We learn to form new friendships, be more independent, follow structures and routines and to let our big personalities shine!

We feel it is really important to work closely with parents and carers in order to support your child's learning and development. If you have any questions or worries or need support, please do not hesitate to contact me via the class or school email address ( or

Don't forget:

  • Bring your book bag (for letters, notes etc) to school everyday.
  • Bring a water bottle 
  • Bring a coat to school (we will be using the outdoor area in all weathers)
  • Bring your big smile to school everyday!  🙂

Useful websites:

Teach your monster to read

ICT games Phonics and maths games

Crickweb Early Years

Phonics Bloom

Busy Things Educational games and activities


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Bates Lane, Helsby, Frodsham WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Adam Khan

School Contacts: Mrs Julie Ellis, Mrs S Tregilgas & Mrs C Williams

01928 722991