Reception 2021 - 2022

Miss Jagota

Welcome to Reception!

Reception is taught by Miss Jagota

and supported by Mrs Williams & Miss Lee

Our week began with a fantastic afternoon celebrating Grandparents day. The children thoroughly enjoyed showing their grandparents around the classroom, making photo frames and eating a delicious afternoon tea together. 

In phonics this week, we have learnt ‘sssss’ (slither down the snake) and ‘d-d-d-d’ (round the dinosaur’s bottom, up his tall neck and down to his feet). The children have these to practise in their homework books. I have also included some examples in their books and each of the letter formation rhymes can be found in files to download below. 

In maths, we have been practising counting, recognising and ordering numbers with our autumn objects.

We ended the week having fun on the trim trail with our Y5 buddies.

Don’t forget parents evening next week, zoom links will be sent out on Monday.

I have also asked the children to bring in an empty kitchen roll/ cling film/ foil roll (NOT toilet rolls), ready for some activities at the start of our new class book.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy the unusually warm weather.

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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Acting Headteacher: Adam Khan

School Contacts: Mrs Julie Ellis & Mrs S Tregilgas

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