Kings Hill School

Kings Hill Primary School

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Welcome to Reception at Kings Hill School. Our Classes are called Lion Cubs and Tiger Cubs.

Welcome to Tiger Cubs!

Our teacher is Mrs McCarville Our teaching assistant is Mrs Montgomery.



Welcome to Lion Cubs!

Our teachers are Mrs Hollyhomes and Mrs Goss Our teaching assistant is Mrs Johnson.


Summer Term 2019

Welcome back!  We hope you had a great Easter break and ready for the term ahead.

Our topic for Term 5 is ‘The Environment’ and Term 6 is ‘Down on the Farm’. We will be learning through stories and have some great new books to encourage and develop the children’s learning and intrigue. These include ‘’Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish’, ‘Greedy Bee’, ‘Michael Re-cycle’ and Pesky Plastic.


Over the next two terms we will be recapping phase three sounds by applying them into writing words and writing simple sentences. We will continue introducing new key words and learning how to write them.

Guided reading will continue and the children will do this in small groups every day to help develop their fluency in their reading and comprehension skills. 


Over the next two terms the children will be consolidating their knowledge of 2d & 3d shapes and their properties. We will be introducing the children to problem solving involving doubling, halving addition and subtraction. The children will be using lots of practical activities to explore size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money

 Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Our topic ‘The Environment’ has been inspired by the children’s interest in the world around them and how we can protect and respect our planet. We will be looking at a variety of topics including; the decline of bees, endangered animals, re-cycling and protecting our planet.

The children are going to take part in running their own re-cycling campaign at school and we have several specialst speakers coming to talk to the children.   This will also feed into our topic ‘Down on the farm’..

Further learning in other curriculum areas is outlined in our curriculum newsletter below. 

Click here to see our weekly timetable

 Click here to see our curriculum map

Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations in Reception  

Curriculum Newsletters

Terms 1 and 2 curriculum newsletter

Terms 3 and 4 curriculum newsletter

Terms 5 and 6 curriculum newsletter


Weekly Learning Letters

Reading and Writing in Reception

By the end of the Reception year children should be able to read and understand simple sentences. They can use their phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They can also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Children should also be able to use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They can also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible. 

Mathematics in Reception

By the end of Reception children should be able to count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. When using quantities and objects, they can add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They can solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them. 

Outdoor Learning in EYFS

The outdoors is a place where children can continue to learn by doing. They carry on building on the knowledge, skills and understanding that they have already acquired to make sense of the world around them. They are active learners, seeking information and continuing to question and explore. Being outdoors provides a focus for different types of experiences which support young children’s growing sense of confidence and autonomy. This is enhanced by the enjoyment of new challenges, such as seeking and finding treasure on a treasure hunt. Their enthusiasm to participate in outdoor experiences is expanded as their social and communication skills develop and they seek out and enjoy the company of adults and other children.   


Parent Helpers in Reception

 We are very lucky to have the support of many parent helpers in Reception, most of these stay after dropping their children at school to support a guided reading session in the class. This has greatly improved the overall progress of reading this year and we hope to continue this in the future.

Have a look at what we have been learning in Reception!