Mrs Murray & Mrs Franklin

Reception Class Page

Hello and welcome to Reception Class!

Mrs Murray teaches the Reception children on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and is supported by our teaching assistant Mrs Norbury who also runs our after school club. Mrs Franklin teaches in Reception for the rest of week supported by our other teaching assistant Mrs Ashworth.

It was wonderful to meet you all and to spend time with our new class on their transition visits in the summer term. We are very excited to be welcoming the children into Reception Class and are very much looking forward to getting to know them all. We will be spending the first few weeks settling the children into school life and class routines. Our main focus will be building positive relationships, playing in our continuous provision and ensuring the children feel happy and safe in their new environment.

Later this half term our topic is ‘Why Do You Love Me So Much?’. We will be learning about ourselves, our bodies and our friends. We will be experimenting with shadows and the shadows we can make with our bodies. A grandparent visit will help the children learn about life and school in the past.


Our Talk for Writing book for this half term is ‘Owl Babies

We will learn to tell the story using actions, puppets and a pictorial story map. The children will also start to label pictures from the story.


At Mobberley we teach phonics and reading using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. From the second week we will start teaching Phase 2. We will be learning new phonemes and will be practising blending the sounds in short CVC words. We will be encouraging the children to blend the sounds together to read simple words. The children will be practising writing the letters following simple formation phrases (please see our school phonics page for more information).


In Reception Class we follow White Rose Maths. This term we are focusing on  ‘Just Like Me’ and ‘It’s Me, 123’ this includes:

  • Matching
  • Sorting
  • Comparing size, amounts, heights and weights
  • Repeating Patterns
  • Printing Patterns
  • Representing 1 2 3
  • Sorting and comparing 1 2 3
  • One more, one less 1 2 3

Please click here to view our Autumn Term One Curriculum Overview.

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday so please remember to come to school on these days wearing your PE kit.

Here is our weekly timetable. Click here to download a copy.

To find out more about the early years staff  please click here to view the ‘Meet the Early Years Team’ PowerPoint.

Click here for the ‘Greet the Teacher’ PowerPoint that we shared at our meeting at the start of September.

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