The staff in the Early Years Foundation Stage work as a team to ensure that everyone can...

"be the best that they can be!"


Reception Staff:

Mrs Whittingham - Class teacher 

Mrs Pilott - Teaching assistant

Mrs Jahin - Learning Support Assistant




What will we be learning about this term?


Please click the links below for further information:



For long term learning objectives and planning please click on the links below:


Year R Learning Objectives (2019 - 2020)

These are the Early Learning Goals that we will be working towards throughout the year - they will show you the Expected Level of Attainment (ELA) at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception). If children are not working at this level they will either be Emerging ( below the ELA) or Exceeding (above the ELA).

Blackbird Whole Year Curriculum Overview (2019 - 2020) 

Please note that these plans are 'a work in progress', which will be adapted as necessary in order to incorporate interests, specific events, and the weather! For more details on SMSC development in the early years, please refer to the SMSC section below.



 Please also note that..

  • Library Books will be changed on Fridays.
  • P.E will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays this term
  • Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit in school every day! Thank you.




Jolly Phonics

Please click on the link below to find information about the Jolly Phonic scheme. As your child progresses through this scheme other links will be added so that you, as parents and carers, can support and extend your child's learning at home. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions about the Jolly Phonic scheme.

Please also refer to the weekly information for parents, or look on the board outside the classroom door for more details.


Maths in the reception


Please click on the link below to see more details about this term's maths curriculum:

Reception - Medium Term Plan (Autumn 2019)


For extra information on how to support your child with maths at home, please click on the link below:

Reception - Maths Targets booklet




    We will be using every opportunity to develop SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) values; encouraging the children to ask and reflect on the questions:

    • Who am I?
    • Who are we?
    • Where do we live?
    • How do we all live together?

    Please click on the link below to see more details:

    SMSC Autumn Term 2019


    Value of the Month


    September: Value of the month is Respect


    Through this value the children will also be learning about tolerance,friendship, justice, liberty, responsibility, equality, democracy, (Rule of Law), and freedom.

    We will be teaching this value through opportunities as they arise: - using stories, songs, games, circle time, and other planned activities to encourage children to make good choices.


    Achievements at Home


    Please download the sheet below and return to a member of Blackbird staff once each section is completed to inform us about your child's learning at home. Thank you.

    'Achievements at home' sheet

    'Wow' sheet


    Websites for children to use at home


    Please click on the link below for a list of  useful websites to reinforce your child's learning at home:

    Websites for children to use at home


      Special dates:

       From Mon 16 Sept  - all day 8.45-2.55

      Life Bus - Weds 18 &  Thurs 19 Sept

      Maths workshop - Tues 8 Oct (9.00-10.00)

      Parent consultations - Tues 22 & Weds 23 Oct

      Individual photos - Wed 23 Oct

      Half Term - 28 -31 Oct

      INSET Mon 4 Nov

      Chertsey Toy Museum Workshop - Weds 6 Nov

      Toys Tea Party (parents and carers invited!) Thurs 28 Nov 2pm

       EYFS Christmas performances - Tues 10 Dec & Weds 11 Dec 9am

       Last day of term - Weds 20 Dec 2pm finish!


      Advanced notice:

      Class trip to Wisley Gardens - Weds 26 Feb

      Birdworld trip - Friday 15 May



      Please don't hesitate to talk to us if you have any questions or concerns!


      Thank you for your support,

      Mrs Whittingham and Mrs Pilott.


       The photos below show last year's Blackbird Class enjoying their learning at Forest School.