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Huttoft Primary School


Welcome to our class!

The Reception Team!

A big hello and a warm welcome from our YR class teacher, Mrs Peet and teaching assistant, Mrs Culley! We also welcome teaching assistants Miss Croney, Mrs Cabourn, Miss Whitham and Mrs Lowe throughout the week. Our teachers most important job is to ensure we are all safe and happy at school!  

In Reception we have lots of fun learning through play! We spend ‘Discovery Time’ exploring, questioning and challenging the big world around us! Our phonics monsters are always on hand to help us learn new graphemes and their corresponding phonemes, which support our early reading and writing.


Monster Phonics Progression Map across YR:

progression maps reception 1.pdf

Our EYFS curriculum is interactive, engaging and practical, which seamlessly follows on from previous Nursery learning and throughout the whole year elements of the Year 1 National curriculum are woven into the 7 areas of our EYFS curriculum to ensure we are Year 1 ready later in the year!


Areas of EYFS Learning 

Our learning is broken up into the following areas:

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (NC: PSHE/RSE/RE)

Communication and Language

Physical Development (NC: PE/Handwriting)

Specific Areas

Literacy (Monster Phonics & Early Reading/Writing)


Understanding the World (NC: Science/History/Geography/RE)

Expressive Arts and Design (NC: DT/Art/Drama)


Our ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’

Playing and Exploring

Active Learning

Creative and Critical Thinking


Our exciting projects…

We use elements of the Cornerstones Curriculum supported by continuous provision and enhancements to play opportunities.

Autumn (1) Me and My Community & Exploring Autumn

Autumn (2) Me and My Community & Exploring Autumn

Spring (1) Starry Night & Winter Wonderland

Spring (2) Ready Steady Grow! & Signs of Spring

Summer (1) Ready Steady Grow! & Signs of Spring

Summer (2) Once Upon a Time & Sparkle and Shine

Click below to see the exciting learning we have planned for this half term: 

reception autumn term 1 2023 me and my community exploring autumn.pdf


Recording our Learning

Each child in Reception has an online Learning Journey through Tapestry. This is where Maths learning and WOW moments are recorded and we love sharing photographs and comments with our parents and carers!

Throughout the year, in Reception, your child’s progress is measured based on our staff's knowledge of your child which can include the evidence in their Mark Making books and Learning Journey. We therefore encourage parents to contribute to their child's Tapestry to show us what their child has been doing and saying at home. If you would like some ideas of what to add or have any questions, we are happy to help!


A proud member of Horncastle Educational Trust