Greatworth Primary School

Sapling Class - Reception



Welcome to Sapling Class! 

Please click on the link below to find out what happens in Reception. If you are not sure about anything then do not hesitate to contact me.

Meet the Teacher


Miss Megan Tate                                                                                 

Class Novel

In Sapling Class we are reading ...

We finished our novel this week. Otto is now a fully grown penguin, and has just found the courage to dive into the sea to get his own food. 

Books we have read:

Daily Reading

In Reception the expectation is that you are reading for 3 days or more a week for at least 10 minutes.

Little Wandle books will be read 3 times in school before they are sent home. Our reading days are Wednesday, Thursday ,and Friday. All books will be swapped on Friday so the children have a chance to read with you.

In addition to this, children will be able to choose an age appropriate text for them to take home weekly. Please ask if you're unsure.

Your reading habits are monitored weekly. Children in Reception have the opportunity to achieve reading awards in relation to how many times they have read. 

25 Reads = Bronze
50 Reads = Silver
75 Reads = Gold
100 Reads = Platinum

Note: Only one read per day is counted toward their reward.

Our Phonics

Here are the sounds and tricky words we are focusing on this term.

Phase 2

Autumn 2

Phase 2 Tricky Words


Here you will find Saplings homework for this term.

 Terrific Tales Homework

Phonics Homework


Cumulative Quiz - For retrieval 

Our World

 Curriculum Overview

Our topic this term is 'Terrific Tales'

Terrific Tales

Our Week

week 2 planning 2.pdf

 What we are up to

This term we are looking at 'Terrific Tales'. We will be exploring lots of different fairy-tales and where they come from. We will also have a go at re-enacting them ourselves. The children will continue to develop their Phase 2 phonics knowledge and begin to write CVC words independently. They will also have a chance to explore early numbers further, with a focus on the numbers 4 and 5, and learn all about 2D shapes. Finally, Sapling and Willow Class will also be rehearsing their Christmas play, "Ralph the Reindeer", ready to wow their grown ups in the festive period.