Reception 2021 - 2022

Miss Jagota

Welcome to Reception!

Reception is taught by Miss Jagota

and supported by Mrs Williams & Miss Lee

Happy New Year! I hope that you all had an enjoyable Christmas break? It has been lovely having almost everyone back in class this week… lots of smiley faces and excited children sharing all the fun things they got up to over the festive break! The children have been fantastic and settled back into the school routines well. 

This week, we have been thinking about time long ago- the time of the dinosaurs! We have had fun creating models, drawing pictures and learning facts about lots of different dinosaurs. We will continue this work next week, labelling dinosaurs and writing simple captions for our timeline display, before moving onto our Spring topic “On The Move” (details of this will follow next week).

Our new sounds/ phonemes this week are ‘h’ and ‘r’. The children have taken their phonics books home to practise writing these letters and think of objects beginning with these sounds. Please also complete any other letters in their books that may have been previously missed due to absences. Thank you. 

Just a reminder, as the weather is so changeable and has been especially cold this week, please ensure your child has gloves, hat and a coat in school each day.

Have a great weekend, I'm sure we are hoping the weather improves!

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