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Welcome to Reception!


We are so pleased that you have chosen West Town Lane Academy to begin your child's Primary School learning journey. Here you will find helpful information regarding your child's learning, key dates and events.

Adults in Reception:

Dragonfly Class

Class Teacher- Mrs C Owen

Class TAs - Mrs Rayner (M-W) & Mrs Driscoll (T-F)


Bumblebee Class

Class Teacher- Miss A Nicholls

Class TA- Miss Andrews


Caterpillar Class

Class Teacher - Miss K Woodbridge 

Class TA- Mrs Andrews


Daily Overview

Our project in Term 4 is 'What's that Twinkling in the Sky?'.


We will begin our project by exploring a variety of non-fiction texts where we will discover many facts about all the planets in the solar system. We will be learning to sing along to new space inspired songs such as 'The Planet Song' -  and 'Sun, Moon and Stars' - We will be using our imagination to pretend to be astronauts blasting into space in our very own rocket . We will be retelling and innovating the story of 'Here Come the Aliens' and laughing out loud to the story of 'Alien's Love Underpants!' 



In phonics we will be independently using Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics in our writing. We will be spelling common exception words and identifying them in our reading books. We will continue to improve our sentence writing to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. For more information, please visit the ‘Unlocking Letters and Sounds.'


In mathematics we will be learning all about 2D and 3D shapes, number bonds to 9 and 10 as well as comparing numbers from 10-20. We will be consolidating and applying our knowledge of teen numbers within addition and subtraction number sentences, as well as, word problems.

Medium Term Plan- Term 3

Phase 3 Sounds

Phase 3 Common Exception Words

Phase 2 Sound Mat

Phase 2 Common Exception Words

Actions, Images and Handwriting

Phonic sounds and actions

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Set 2 Phonemes actions

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Set 3 Phonemes actions

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Set 4 Phonemes actions

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Set 5 Phonemes actions

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Set 6 Phonemes actions

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How to segment and blend CVC words video

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