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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust



Welcome to Early Years!


Teacher: Mrs Rowley

HLTA: Mrs Charts

LSA: Miss Hill

About Our Class:


In Reception class we aim to provide a calm, nurturing environment in which children feel safe and secure and ready to learn. We focus on learning through play whilst supporting the transition for school readiness, moving on to year 1.


Children are encouraged to take risks in their learning through first hand experiences and a stimulating environment that encourages children to challenge themselves.


Activities are child-led and based on children's interests and next steps, with a focus on outdoor play. Children are encouraged to spend as much time as possible in the outdoor environment.

What Are We Learning?


This term we are learning all about us! We are looking at ourselves, our families and how we can work together. We are also looking at Understanding the World and how this links with Autumn and celebrations.


We have a big focus on our feelings and how we can regulate our emotions. We have read Colour Monster and discussed how our emotions affect us. We are building our Zones of Regulation to help the children learn more about the different zones our emotions sit in.



We follow the Little Wandle scheme in phonics. We will be revisiting phase 1 aspects, including rhyming words, alliteration and syllables. We will also introduce some phase 2 sounds, starting with s a t p i n 


Here is a link to support the sounds that are being learned this half term: 



In English we are focusing on stories. As well as Colour Monster, we are looking at The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and Supertato. We are looking at descriptions and will try and write our own super hero story.



Our focus this half term is to develop awareness of the daily routine. Children will be encouraged to understand different parts of the day and what will happen next, using mathematical language to develop the concept of time. Children will also be learning different types of positional language and repeating patterns. 

PE Information


Reception will have PE lessons on a Thursday afternoon. Children should come to school in PE kit on a Thursday so we are ready for our lesson.


We will do a range of activities to help us work together and learn our basic skills as well as understanding how exercise helps us to be healthy.

Autumn Timetable