The Blossom Federation


Class Teachers

Mrs Hussain
Miss Payne
Mrs Afsar

Upcoming Reception Events

09/09 15:45 Reception - Meet the Teacher

Book Bags

Bring Book Bags in: EVERY DAY.

Your children will have their books changed once a week (please see your child’s class teacher if you are unsure which day).

We would love to know if your child has particularly enjoyed something about a story or any feedback, so please write messages in the comments box or just tick when read. Please make time to read with your children every day.


Summer Term


In Literacy, we will be taking part in daily phonics sessions. We will be reading a variety of books about Growth and Transformation. We shall be reading many titles such as: 

“The Owl Babies”

Learn about how Owls stay awake in the night and also how animals have mummies too. 

“The Enormous Turnip”

A story about a farmer growing an enormous turnip and how so many people to help him take out the vegetable.

“Mad about Mini Beasts”

This is an exciting book about all different mini beasts and their habitats.

“The Hungry Caterpillar”

This is a book about a hungry caterpillar who goes on a two-week journey and turns into a butterfly. This book teaches children about the days of the week and amounts of food. 

We will be using these books in Literacy session to encourage children to engage in stories, sequence stories, role play stories, and write sentences. 


In Numeracy we are continuing to recite numbers to beyond 10. We are continuing to develop skills to count using one to one correspondence. Encourage your child to count things around the house and outside. Encourage your child to match numeral to quantity. 

We will be looking at Doubling and halving numbers. We will also work with money.  

We will look at different forms for measurement height and weight. We are going to build our mathematical language to describe quantity and size. 

Cross Curricular

We are going to be learning about different modes of growth. We will be looking at how plants, vegetables and animals grow. We looking at life cycles closely. 

Phase 1 phonics (Nursery and Reception)

This develops listening skills and awareness of sounds within the environment.  Through this vocabulary is developed as the children learn to distinguish and talk about the differences between sounds they hear.  Throughout this stage children encouraged to listen to:

  • Environmental sounds
  • Instrumental sounds
  • Body percussion
  • Rhythm and rhyme
  • Alliteration
  • Voice sounds
  • Oral blending and segmenting

Phase 2 phonics (Nursery and Reception)

In phase two children learn 19 letters of the alphabet and its corresponding sound.  They learn to blend and segment sounds.  During this stage the begin to make and read simple words and sentences.

Phase 3 phonics (Reception)

In Phase 3, we will begin to explore twenty-five new graphemes one at a time. Letters and sounds typically follows this order: Set 6: j, v, w, x Set 7: y, z, zz, qu. Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng. Vowel digraphs and trigraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er. During Phase 3, children will also learn the letter names and continue to consolidate the sounds learnt in Phase 2.

Learning in Reception

Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.

EYFS Policy

At Daubeney Primary School our aim is to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children, thus giving them a strong foundation for their future learning.

EYFS Policy

Reception Highlights