Didsbury Road Primary School

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Welcome to Reception!


Reception 2022-2023



Mrs Rowley



Mrs Ferdinand and Mrs Smith




Our topics


Autumn Term

Starting School

People Who Help Us

After the Storm 




Spring Term


Once Upon A Time...


If you go down to the woods today! (Nature Time)


Summer Term

In My Little Garden

Blue Planet

Summer Holidays



Reception News

Friday 30th September

We have enjoyed a very busy week in Reception this week. The children have been to the Music Room for the first time on Monday and have enjoyed playing the instruments with Miss Nolan. They have also enjoyed PE with Mr Dixon for the first time too!

They did their first writing in their Writing books on Tuesday where we wrote two sentences from this week's Fluency Book. We introduced new graphemes m, d, and g which the children will take home to practice. In Maths, we used our collection of buttons to sort to different criteria.  

We have started to talk about the signs of autumn and we will continue to do this next week. If you are out and about this weekend and find some conkers, beech nuts, pine cones, acorns or dry autumn leaves please could you bring some into school for our autumn collection. 

Have a lovely weekend!

The Reception Team

Friday 23rd September

The children have continued to settle in well this week. We have been to Nature School for the first time. Some children still do not have wellies and waterproof trousers in school. Please could you provide these as soon as possible as we will be doing Nature School every Tuesday. 

Some children are finding it difficult to locate their bookbag in their group boxes. You could put a keyring on the handle if you wish to make it a little easier for them to find.

Please ensure your child brings a waterbottle and coat every day.

We have continued to introduce new phonemes and graphemes - i, n and they have taken their first Fluency Book home to practise these. The more they practise at home, the more confident they will be in school.

They have enjoyed reading a new Monster Phonics guided reading book too to further embed these new phonemes and graphemes. In Maths the children have completed a matching activity using buttons looking carefully at colour, shape, size and number of holes. They have also been expressing choices through a focus on the book You Choose by Nick Sharratt.

Have a lovely weekend!

The Reception Team




Friday 16th September

The children have settled into their classes so well this week and are making lots of new friends. They are thoroughly enjoying staying for lunch too! We have completed all the Baseline Assessments and have continued with our Starting School topic. The children have brought in their favourite books and we have been sharing these with all their friends.  The children have been encouraged to write shopping lists for the house using their own squiggles and wiggles. 

Thankyou to all the parents who attended the Curriculum Meeting yesterday. We hope you found it useful. 

The children will be brining the first set of graphemes home today s,a,t,p. Please encourage your child to learn these phonemes/graphemes. We have been sorting objects with these initial sounds in school. We have also been sorting objects by colour and shape. 

Have a lovely weekend!

The Reception Team