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Welcome to Reception at Chatsworth Infant School

In Reception we have been super excited to launch out new topic ‘Up in Space’! This half term we will be focusing on different aspects of space.

We have begun our Phonics, Reading, Writing and Mathematic teaching. We follow the Little Wandle programme for phonics in which the children are taught a collection of sounds (phonemes) at a rapid pace, therefore allowing them to blend (read) and segment (spell) a range of three letter words. In Mathematics, we will begin by concentrating on numbers and counting to ensure that all children are confident at recognising and writing numbers to 10 and counting amounts to 10. We follow the White Rose scheme of work and also Numberblocks.

Reception Outside Learning Area (ROLA)

We are very lucky at Chatsworth Infant School to have an amazing, newly built outside learning environment. In this area we have a large sandpit, performance equipment, reading area, role play areas, water exploration area, English, Maths, Construction and Creative areas. This large space allows the children to transfer their learning and skills from the classroom, to their outside activities. 

Reading at Home

Below you will find some links to further support reading at home.




Maths at Home

Below you will find some links to further support Maths at home.




Phonics at Home

Below you will find some links to further support Phonics at home.





Independent Learning Opportunities

Teachers set up the classrooms with a range of exciting and engaging activities that are practical and multi-sensory. Activities are linked to the half termly topic or the key text for the week. Children have a wide range of resources in the classrooms that they can access freely to support their independent learning activities. Activities are set up to provide children with opportunities to practise their speaking and listening skills and encourage them to practise reading and writing throughout the day. 

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