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Reception is a busy year with lots to do and lots to learn!

Reception is the exciting start of a child's education. During this year the children will learn through play and opportunities to investigate learning. At this age the children start to develop the understanding of key communication skills as well as developing more social relationships with their peers and adults in the environment. 

Our aim in Reception is to teach our children our key school values and skills such as resilience to make them confident and happy learners. Within our daily timetable the children will have Read Write Inc sessions to support their learning of letter sounds which will enable their learning of early reading skills. Our writing will link to shared books and interests of the children throughout the year. 

In mathematics, the children are focusing on one number a week, ensuring that they have an in-depth understanding of the different numbers and how they relate to one another. We start with the numbers 0-10 so that the children have a solid understanding of what each number means, how it can be represented and how it links to other numbers. As well as this, we also investigate shape, space and measures to allow the pupils to experience a wide range of maths. 

On behalf of all the team at Sacriston Academy, may we take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to our school.  It is both our aim and passion to offer excellence for each child, every day.  

During these unprecedented times, we are unfortunately unable to offer any transition visits to our Early Year provision in the summer term. However, we wanted to ensure you were well supported in preparing your child, so our EYFS team have filmed an amazing virtual tour, that I am sure you will enjoy. 


Sharing this video with your child will allow them to see our magnificent Nursery and Reception classrooms, as well as our fabulous new outdoor provision. If you have any queries or concerns,  please do not hesitate to email us at and we will speak with you as soon as possible.

For now, sit back, relax and enjoy your tour.  We look forward to welcoming you all to school soon, we know you will be Sacriston Stars!

Mrs A. Bartlett


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What their teacher says:

I am so proud of how our Reception children have settled into school and I love to see how much our children enjoy their learning.
Mrs Brand
Sacriston Academy music

What the children say:

I like to play in the home corner and build with the blocks and construction area (Damon). I like to play in the kitchen and make pizza with Ellie my twin (Lukas Z). My favourite is the building area and playing with all the toys (Jessie).

The summer term

We begin the summer term we will go on safari across the world. We will look at the map of the world and investigate where some of the most amazing animals on our planet live, comparing the similarities and differences between England and the many places we will visit on our exciting safari journey. 

Our last half term will take us on a trip to the beach for: 'Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside'. This coastal topic will be filled with beach treasure hunts, wonders of the water and tasty treats from the seaside stalls. We will learn all about different types of seaside creatures and habitats and investigate different water investigations before comparing seaside resorts of the past to trips to the beach today and how they have changed over time. 

Across the term, we will deepen our knowledge of the numbers to ten, our number bonds and comparing numbers. We will also be learning how to add and subtract as well as which numbers are odd and even. The children will be learning how to create and manipulate shapes in their learning. Within Art, the children will be creating 3d shapes and making 3D models. Using our weekly texts the children will wondrous words and will continue to learn how to hold a sentence. Daily phonics lessons, Nuffield Early Language Intervention, weekly spellings and individual reading will continue through the Summer term.