Kings Hill 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 assistants are Mrs McKee and Mrs Montgomery.



Welcome to Lion Cubs!

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


Autumn Term

Welcome to Tiger Cubs and Lion Cubs!

We are looking forward to welcoming your children into Reception at Kings Hill School and seeing them settle into their new environment. Our topic for Term 1 is ‘Ourselves’ and Term 2 is ‘Celebrations’. We will initially be spending a lot of our time getting to know each other and our new surroundings.

At the beginning of Term 1 we will be spending some time getting to know your child and their interests to build a picture of your child as they enter their reception year. This will also inform our planning to ensure that we meet your child’s needs.

Please feel free to write in your child’s contact book if you wish to ask any questions or to inform us of alternate collection details.

At the end of December we will be sending home your child’s ‘Unique Story’ to update you on their progress in their first full term.


Our key focus will be learning initial sounds, joining in with rhymes and songs and listening and responding to stories. Children will be writing their names and the new sounds they learn.


We will learn to recognise and count numbers 1-10, count groups of objects and order objects by size.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World.

We will be getting to know the children, talking about families and friends and where we live. We will also be discussing different types of Celebrations that we participate in and compare similarities and differences between the world around us.

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


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!