Early Years 2022 - 2023

Miss Spencer

Miss Burgess


Welcome to Reception! 

This half term we are enjoying all the new and exciting challenges that starting school brings. 

Our inspirational text is called 'You Choose' by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart. 

You Choose - book, teaching resources, story, cards, mat, sequencing,  primary 

We are going to enjoy using this book to encourage the children make choices based on their likes and interests. We are also going to be making links to lots of other stories based on their experiences and enjoyment of books. 

In our pirate topic this half term, we are going to compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past. We are also going to comment on images of familiar situations from the past, making comparisons between then and now. 

Pirate clipart. Free download transparent .PNG | Creazilla


Parents; please keep an eye out for our Reception newsletter, published weekly, to find out about what Reception have been learning about each week. We will also share any updates and reminders too. 


Please also find attached the Phonics Parent Workshop slides from the session delivered on 13th October 2021. 



The links below allow you to access the EYFS Statutory Framework and the Development Matters curriculum guidelines.

The EYFS Statutory Framework is a set of standards for the learning, development and care all schools must follow.

The Development Matters guidelines support us to implement the statutory curriculum requirements in Reception. 




In order to support correct letter formation, we use theRead Write Inc letter rhymes and pictures. Below is are two links to a copy of these, which will help at home. 



It is important that children are encouraged to pronounce the 'pure' sounds in a word. Here is a link to helpful video to support you with using 'pure' sounds at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlTw0oiLNys


Below is also a list of useful websites to support learning at home: 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (free resources)











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Ashdene Primary School

Thoresway Road, Wilmslow, SK9 6LJ


Our Mission Statement:
Excellence: everyone, everywhere, every day.
Our School Values are:
Resilience, Empathy, Self-awareness, Positivity, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork (RESPECT)

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