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In Reception, children work towards the Early Learning Goals (ELG). Children should achieve these goals by the end of Reception so that they are ready for the KS1 curriculum to begin in Year One.



Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.


Children should be able to....

-Recognise the following graphemes (letters that represent a sound) -

Set 1: s    a   t   p

Set 2: i    n   m   d

Set 3: g   o   c    k

Set 4: ck   e   u   r

Set 5: h   b   f, ff    l, ll     ss

Set 6: j   v   w   x (ks)

Set 7: y   z, zz    qu (kw)

ch   sh   th   ng   ai   ee   igh    oa    oo    ar   or   ur   ow   oi   ear   air   ure   er


-Recognise the following words by sight - 

Tricky words - I, to, no, go, the, into, he, she, me, we, be was, my, you, they, her, all, are, said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what

-High Frequency Words - a, an, as, at, if, in, is, it, of, off, on, can, dad, had, back, and, get, big, him, his, not, got, up mum, but, will, that, this, then, them, with, see, now, down, look, too, went, it’s, from, children, just, help




Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They 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.



Children 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. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.



Who's Who

Introducing our fabulous Foundation Stage team...

Mrs Slowey (Year Leader) - Turtles

Mr Hurst - Seahorses

Miss Miles (Maternity cover for Mrs O'Connor) -  Lobsters

Miss Atwill - Jellyfish


We are also very lucky to have  a Teaching Assistant supporting our children with their learning in each of our classes...

Miss Shepherd - Turtles

Miss Skillings - Lobsters

Mrs Patrycja - Seahorses

Mrs Champion - Jellyfish

Mrs Giles and Mrs Byrne - our SEN TA working across the four classes.


Our sparkly starter - The fairy tale trail...

Spring 1 - Once Upon A Time...

Autumn 2 - PARTY PARTY!

Maths Workshop Powerpoint - For your information

Reading and Writing Information Leaflet for Parents

Phonics Workshop Powerpoint - for your information

September - Our First Weeks in Reception


The children have settled in beautifully and it is fantastic to see them coming into school so confidently!

We thought you might like to know a little more about what we will be learning about in the next couple of weeks, so here goes...


We will be starting the year with our topic 'Changes Everywhere!' As a part of this topic we be learning about our families, changes from when we were a baby, our school, but most importantly, what makes us special and unique!


We will share stories and begin to focus on changes by reading  Charlie and Lola's 'I Am Too Absolutely Small For School!' by Lauren Child. It would be great if your child could bring in a photo of them as a baby to share with the class.


Attached below is this term's topic web.


PE Days


Please could we ask that all children bring their book bags in each day and that all children have a clearly named PE kit in school.

Our PE days are as follows...


Monday: Lobsters & Seahorses

Tuesday: All Reception classes

Wednesday: Turtles & Jellyfish


Please do not worry about trainers at the moment!

All jewellery must be removed on these days.

Thank you.

These websites are well worth a visit... 





  • Twin Sails Infant School and Nursery,
  • Blandford Road, Hamworthy,
  • Poole, Dorset, BH15 4AX
  • Telephone: 01202 672 377
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