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Welcome to Reception Class! On this page you will find information about what we are learning about in class each week and any other information that we need to share with you. If you have any questions please do come and speak to us!

Class email address: reception@cavendish.hounslow.sch.uk

Please have a look on our Amazon wish list! Please help us with books for our new sensory garden!

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Week beginning: 26.2.24

 Theme: Frogs


Our new role play will be a baby clinic. Please email us a photo of your child when they were a baby reception@cavendish.hounslow.sch.uk


Learning Letters:

Learning letter 26.2.24

Learning letter 19.2.24

Phonics Learning Letters:

Phonics 26.2.24

Phonics 19.2.24

 Half Termly Overviews:

Spring 2

Growing Calendar:

February Challenge

Our Gallery  

Mystery Eggs!


The children had to guess which animal these real eggs came from. We eventually revealed the answer! They are ostrich eggs!


Chinese New Year



Fire Station Visit



 Children's Birthdays

 We ask that children are not sent to school with treats to hand out; they will not be distributed in class.  If you would like to distribute a small, healthy treat after school then you may and it is for parents and carers to decide if they wish their child to accept.  Families will have differing opinions on this and we wish for them to be able to make choices.  A great way to mark your child’s birthday, and preferred by school, is to choose a book to give to the class. This will be enjoyed by so many!  There is no expectation for families to do anything.  We always make all of the children feel special on their birthday!
Newsletters Letters sent home School uniform

Library Day- Wednesday

Class Cameras- Monday

Bedtime Story Box- Monday


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-School starts between 8:45 and 8:55. Please sign in via the school office if you arrive  later than this. School finishes at 3:15. Please wait at the top of the stairs in the Reception outside classroom for drop off and pick up.

-Please label all your child's clothing with their name.

-Please ensure your child brings their school bookbag to school every day (not a rucksack please).

-We provide milk, fresh water and fruit at our Cavendish Cafe every day. 

 Clubs this term

School Menu

Home Learning:

Each week a learning letter is produced which outlines what we are doing in class in phonics and maths and ways you can help. Most of what we suggest will be through practical activities. New learning letters are added every Friday at the top of this page. You can also find a copy of the current week's learning letter on our class noticeboard outside Reception class.

Phonics and Reading:

At Cavendish we use the Little Wandle phonics scheme. More information about this can be found on the phonics page on this website and on the Little Wandle website: 



In Reception we work on Phases 2, 3 and 4. Phonics is taught through daily whole class teaching sessions at 9:30 and a range of planned activities throughout the day.

After October half term we will begin to introduce online 'e-books' that link with reading practice sessions that take place in school. More information will be given about how to access e-books when your child is ready to start using them,

A phonics learning letter is produced each week (added every Friday at the top of this page) to support your child's learning in phonics.



Maths in Reception is taught through daily whole class teaching sessions at 11:40 and a range of planned practical activities on offer throughout the day. We cover the following aspects across the year:

  • Counting 
  • Recognising and comparing numbers and quantities
  • Matching numerals to numbers
  • Subitising (recognising amounts without needing to count)
  • Number formation (how to write them)
  • Numbers before and after (eg 5 comes after 4), 1 more, 1 less
  • Repeating patterns
  • Money
  • Number bonds to 5 and 10
  • Tallying and estimating
  • Weight, length and capacity
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Odd and Even
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Doubling and sharing equally
  • Time