Reception 2022 - 2023

Mrs Barnett

Mrs Barnett

I have worked at Rode Heath School for many years now, mainly in KS1. I am excited to be working in Reception for the third time this year. I thoroughly enjoy being part of all of the exciting learning opportunities which Rode Heath has to offer. Outside of school I love to go exploring outdoors with my two children Archie and Elsie.

Mrs Adams

Mrs Adams

I have been working with young children for over 20 years and am passionate about giving them the best possible start to school life by learning through creative and meaningful contexts. As a Forest School teacher I love taking learning outside the classroom and introducing children to new skills, such as den building, tree climbing, campfire cookery and caring for our woodland environment.



Our topic for this term is 'All About Me' and we have planned lots of activities to help us all get to know each other. Our topic web (in the Files to Download section of this webpage) will give you more information.  



We are practising for our Christmas performances this week.  Please help your child to remember their words and say them in a loud, clear voice (words were stapled into reading diaries) Please also return any outstanding ticket requests asap so that we can issue tickets this week.


Routines, Reminders & Messages

  • Reading Books - children bring home different types of reading book each week.  The two Phonic books are matched to the sounds they are learning to help them develop decoding and comprehension skills.  The Reading for Pleasure book is chosen by the children themselves and they are not expected to be able to read these for themselves - these lovely stories are best enjoyed snuggled up together! Books are changed every Monday so please ensure they are in your child's book bag as we regret that, due to very limited supplies of each title, we may not be able to issue new books if the old ones have not been returned.
  • Book Bags - Please ensure you bring this to school every day, they have been specifically chosen because they fit into your drawer and will help you to manage your belongings. We do not check book bags daily, so please let us know if there is something in them we need to look out for.
  • Reading Diaries - to record reading that you have done at school and at home; and for other messages too.  Please note that they are not checked daily so important or urgent messages should always be phoned / emailed to the school office. You should aim for 4 reads per week (5-10 mins max) and please note home reads in the diary.
  • Home Learning - sent home every Friday and is collected in on the following Wednesday.  
  • PE - on Thursdays - Children should come to school dressed in their PE kit.
  • Tapestry - we use Tapestry to record some of your child's learning and love to see things from home too.  If your child attended Rode Heath Pre-School your existing login details are still valid.  If you are new to Rode Heath you should have received an e-mail to activate your account.  You may need to check your 'Junk' email folder, as we know that some of the e-mails can find their way into there.  Please let Mrs Adams or Mrs Barnett know if you have any problems accessing your account.

We remain very aware of the importance of ensuring the children are happy, safe and secure in school.  We continue to follow our Hearts and Minds curriculum to ensure the children's personal, social and emotional development is central to our practice.  More information about our Hearts and Minds curriculum and the weekly Hearts and Mind planning can be found using this link: Hearts and Minds



Click on the picture to watch the video from a recent Local Authority session 'Fun with Phonics' on how you can support your child to develop important phonic skills for reading and writing.



Continuing the Learning Journey at Home


Week Commencing : Monday 5th December 2022


Phonics tree.pngPhonics:

We will be learning the new Phase 2 sounds ss this week, as well as the tricky word into.  Tricky words are those words which cannot be sounded out using phonics.  The only way these words can be read and spelt correctly is by learning them and having plenty of practise!  

Pure Sounds - We are teaching the children to use 'pure' sounds (the sounds that letters make in words)  Click on the pictures below to hear the 'pure' sounds for Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonic sounds.

Ph2 Phonics Tumbnail.jpgPh3 Phonics Tumbnail.jpg



We will be using the sounds we know to write letters to Santa this week.

Letter Formation - Click on the animations to see the correct formation for each letter we have learned so far.







clipart-numbers-Math6 (1).jpg  Maths:

This week we are learning about shapes with 4 sides.


psed.png   Personal, Social & Emotional Development:

We are continuing to learn about the story of Christmas and will be practising for our performance. We will also continue with our My Happy Mind learning.


globe.png   Understanding the World:

We are exploring light and shadow this week.


Physical Development.jpg   Physical Development:

We are following instructions to play simple chase games this week.

ead.png   Expressive Arts & Design:

We will be continuing with our Christmas themed artwork this week.




Don't forget to visit our Think Like an Engineer website regularly to see what we're all busy doing:



Our door is always open, please come and see us with any concerns, no matter how small you feel they may be. 


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Rode Heath Primary School

Heath Avenue, Cheshire, ST7 3RY

Main Contact - Mr Carl Leech

Tel: 01270 314414


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