Wood Farm Primary School

Reception 2020 - Reading, Writing and Maths

Reading – Getting a great start in reading is such an important part of the Reception year, and sharing stories at home and in school really helps children - as well as being a lovely thing to do.  Please read regularly to your child, talking about the story and encouraging a love of reading for pleasure and information. This is vital to good progress in reading. When the children start we will begin our phonics programme which will enable them to become confident and independent readers. At school we are using Oxford Reading Tree’s Floppy’s Phonics programme.

Please follow the link below which will take you to an online library of books you can listen to with your child.


Web icon Watch Miss Vyas reading the story 'Owl Babies', by Martin Waddell

Web icon Watch Miss Jenkins reading the story 'Peace at last', by Jill Murphy

Writing – Children all develop as writers in their own time. It is important from such a young age that children see adults around them writing and talking about what they are writing too. Encourage your child to take part in different mark making activities using pencils, chalk and paint and also to form the letters in their name. Please look at the handout below for ideas for developing early writing skills.

PDF icon Ideas for developing fine motor control

Maths – Please regularly play turn-taking games with your child. Try to count objects as part of their day – e.g. the number of plates on the table. Look for numbers in the environment and talk about what numbers are special to them. Please look at the handout for ideas of some maths games you could play at home.

PDF icon Maths activities

Here is a link to some fun online games which will help your child with early number and shape: