Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure



Welcome to Reception

In Reception, Mrs Lee and Mrs Grice are the class teachers. Mrs Lee teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays and Mrs Grice teaches on alternate Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. They are supported by Mr Webb and Miss Rizzo.


Our PE days this term are Wednesday and Thursday. Please come to school wearing your PE kit on these days.


Forest School is on a Friday afternoon.  Please come to school wearing old clothing and waterproof coats plus trousers on these days.  Children can wear their wellington boots that are already in school.


Our topic during Term 2 is Once Upon a Time. This project supports children to develop a love of stories and reading. It encourages children to learn, retell and act out familiar and traditional tales. During the last three weeks of this term, we will also explore the topic Sparkle and Shine, which will teach the children about the celebrations that take place during the autumn and winter seasons, and focus on the significance and symbolism of light at this time of year.


These topics encompass all areas of the EYFS curriculum: 

  • Communication and Language 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics 
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design 



We follow Little Wandle to teach Phonics. We will continue learning our Phase 2 sounds this term.

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Our Talk 4 Writing text this term is The Enormous Turnip. Below you will find our story map and text.



We follow White Rose for Maths; this term we are focusing on:

Block 3 – It’s Me, 1, 2, 3!

Step 1 - Find 1, 2 and 3

Step 2 - Subitise 1, 2 and 3

Step 3 - Represent 1, 2 & 3

Step 4 - 1 more

Step 5 - 1 less

Step 6 - Composition of 1, 2 & 3

Block 4 - Circles and Triangles

Step 1 Identify and name circles and triangles

Step 2 Compare circles and triangles

Step 3 Shapes in the environment

Step 4 Describe position

Block 5 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Step 1 Find 4 and 5

Step 2 Subitise 4 and 5

Step 3 Represent 4 and 5

Step 4 1 more

Step 5 1 less

Step 6 Composition of 4 and 5

Step 7 Composition of 1−5

Block 6 – Shapes with 4 sides

Step 1 Identify and name shapes with 4 sides

Step 2 Combine shapes with 4 sides

Step 3 Shapes in the environment

Step 4 My day and night





Supporting your child at home

Each week, your child will bring home a Sound Book, which outlines what we are learning during our daily phonics sessions in school and hopefully provides a helpful reference point for you to practise and reinforce our learning at home. It explains how we teach pronunciation and letter formation and suggests words that you could practise blending.


Your child will also bring home a decodable reading book, which we have already explored in small groups in school; please read frequently with your child - we are aiming for fluency! They will also bring home a high quality sharing book from our library. Explore the pictures and talk about them together. Help your child make connections to the picture and what they know about the world and their life. Enjoy the book together! Sharing a book together will help your child grow their vocabulary. 



Books will come home every Thursday and should be returned the following Tuesday.

Library books will be changed every Tuesday.



Photos of our classroom

Useful Documents for Reception

Recommended Reads for Reception

One Minute Maths