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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust



Welcome to Early Years!


Teacher: Mrs Rowley

HLTA: Mrs Walshaw

LSA: Miss Hayes

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 are continuing learning our phase 2 sounds and will learn some digraphs. 


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



In English we are focusing on traditional tales. Linking with Diwali, we read the story of Rama and Sita. We are also looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Gingerbread Man. We are retelling the stories and writing our own versions.



This half term, we are going to be learning all about the numbers 1, 2 and 3 and immersing ourselves in them. We are also going to be reading Rosie's Walk and looking at positional language and retelling the story. 

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