Mrs Reading and Mrs Garvey

Mrs Duckhouse and Miss Evans 

Mrs Horsley, Miss Keegan and Mr Eagleton 



Welcome to the Reception web page. If you have any concerns or queries, do not hesitate to get in touch with the school.

On this page you can find:

- Links to phonics support, such as phase sheets and harder to read and spell sheets, which we hope will guide you in supporting your child's phonics learning;

- Handwriting rhymes to allow you to support your child's letter formation when practicing sentence writing at home;

- Information about our curriculum and learning, including an overview of our current topic.

    Click on our logo to find out about our Reception Curriculum.

This half term our learning theme is All Things Bright And Beautiful. We are starting by exploring the season Winter and then thinking about cold climates. We will find out about  Antarctica and the animals that live there, linking to our Power of Reading text 'Blue Penguin' by Petr Horacek.  We will develop our language and vocabulary, offering ideas and opinions and develop our listening skills using our four listening rules to help us. Children will continue to develop their social and emotional skills, leaning to share, take turns and develop positive friendships as well as recognise and celebrate personal strengths and achievements, rewarding them through our new, exciting  behaviour  system.  As a school we will  recognise and celebrate these important events  - NSPCC Number day, Internet Safety week and Chinese New Year.  Don't forget to check Evidence Me each week to find out more about what is happening in Reception.

Home Reading- All children in Reception have a clear communication folder which holds their reading diary and weekly books. Children receive 2 books weekly; an independent book marked with an 'I', these are books children should be confident to read without support and a supported book marked with an 'S', these are books you may need to help your child with. Please return the communication folder to school each Monday morning with the reading diary and 2 books, these will be returned to you on Tuesday afternoon. We ask that children read each school reading book a minimum of 3 times weekly at home and record these reads in their Reading Diary. There are also additional books shared on Oxford Owl so please see Evidence Me for details. We will also give children the opportunity to select a reading for pleasure book to bring home.

PE - Reception have PE  on a Tuesday. Please send your child to school in their kit on these days - all PE lessons will be outdoors (weather permitting) so you may wish to consider your child having a tracksuit for the day. Please make sure all earrings are removed or covered with tape before school on these days.

 Please click on the links below to view useful home learning information.

EYFS Writing Presentation 2023

Our Phonics and Early Reading September 2023

Supporting Home Reading

Home learning support

Reading tips

   Phonic Rhymes

Number Rhymes

Welcome Induction Evening June 2023

What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS-a guide for parents

Useful information-Developmental Matters

Characteristics of Effective Learning

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    Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery
    Old Birmingham Road, Lickey
    Worcestershire B45 8EU.


    School is open 8:50am – 3:20pm.


    The Hive before and after school club 7:30am – 8:50am and 3:20pm –  6:00pm.


    Office opening hours 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday.