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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 teachers are Mrs Hathaway and Mrs Williams and our teaching assistants are Miss Valentine and Ms Gasson


Welcome to Lion Cubs!

Our teachers are Mrs Hollyhomes, and Mrs Goss . Our teaching assistant is Mrs McKee 


Summer Term

We hope you had a lovely Easter break and are now fully refreshed for lots of challenges ahead in Terms 5 and 6! Our topics are ‘Journeys’ in Term 5 and ‘On the Farm’ in Term 6.

In English we will be continue to write for different purposes including news writing and learning to recap something that has happened, non fiction, lists, letters & story sequencing. We will also be consolidating our knowledge of diagraphs and trigraphs as well as learning consonant clusters. We will also be concentrating on using full stops and capital letters in our writing.

In Mathematics we are learning about capacity, consolidating shape, ensuring we are confident with numbers to 20 and going higher when this has been achieved.

In Knowledge and Understanding of the World we will be exploring the use of different forms of transport and all the journeys that the children take part in on a daily basis as well as less frequently or even never! We will be going on our trip to Godstone Farm and finding out about growth and development of animals.

We will be using recycled materials to create a form of transport in Expressive Arts and Design as well as creating pictures of animals using different forms of drawing materials. Throughout the two terms we will still be providing lots of opportunities to practice all our skills including constructing using junk modelling, painting, stamping, colouring and collaging.

In Physical Development, we will be developing our balls skills and preparing for sports day.

Meanwhile, in Personal, Social and Emotional Development we will continue to learn about our school values, especially Co-operation and Resilience. We will also be encouraging independent skills and starting to prepare the children emotionally for year 1 with transition sessions.

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Click here to see our weekly timetable for Lion Cubs and Tiger Cubs

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!