Reception 2020 - 2021

Miss McMenamy

Welcome to Reception’s class page. On here you will find lots of important information all about Reception. We will update this page regularly with photographs and videos of your children.

The adults working in Reception this year are:

Miss McMenamy – Class teacher

Mrs Ferguson – Teaching assistant

Mrs Cottam – PPA cover



Enjoying books and reading stories from a very early age is crucial in the development of children. It helps with their ability to understand words, use their imagination, and develop their speech, as well as being something they really enjoy. We will be using online reading books this year from More information can be found in your child’s reading diary. A new online book will be set each week.



Our current topic is ‘Marvellous Me’, this is a fabulous topic to enable us to get to know your children and for them to get to know us. The children will get to know themselves, their emotions, and their senses. We will look at baby pictures of ourselves and compare the similarities and differences. We will finish the half term by learning about different celebrations and how different people celebrate different celebrations.



Once a week we will spend the morning doing ‘finger gym’ activities. Finger gym activities boost communication and language and build a foundation for handwriting later on. It improves hand eye coordination, muscle development and enriches vocabulary.

The skill of writing begins with mark making. Mark making can benefit a child physically and help develop their imagination and creative skills.

The children will also be taught phonics for 20 minutes per day.



Maths is an important part of learning for all children in the early years and receiving a good foundation in maths is essential. We will have a big push on their understanding of number by problem solving, explaining their understanding and using shapes and measure.


We are so excited to get to know and teach your children this year.

Thank you,

Miss McMenamy & Mrs Ferguson

Files to Download

Reception: News items

Reading diaries, by Miss McMenamy

Online Reading, by Miss McMenamy

Reception: Gallery items

WB 12.10.20, by Miss McMenamy

Forest school 15.10.20, by Miss McMenamy

WB 5.10.20, by Miss McMenamy

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