Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success



By the end of Reception, we aim for all children to read, write and understand simple sentences, using phonic knowledge to blend and segment sounds. Some words will be spelt correctly and others will be phonetically plausible. They will also read some common irregular words (said, the, go) and be able to demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Summer 2

The tiger who came to tea

The children in Red class have enjoyed reading the story ‘The tiger who came to tea.’ The children have read the story in class and outside. The children were able to sequence parts of the story together to show the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Looking at maps

The children have shown interest in the map of the world. The children were keen to locate the country where they live and the country their parents are from. The children also wrote about this using their phonic knowledge.

Summer 1

Red Class

The children in red class have been focussing on the story; ‘The very hungry caterpillar.’ The children enjoyed sequencing events from the story and acting out the beginning, middle and end of the story. Red class were fantastic in their class assembly which was based on the very hungry caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpiller

The children have been reading ‘The very hungry caterpillar’ this week. The children made booklets and wrote what the caterpillar ate on the 7 days of the week. The children are becoming more confident with their synthesising and segmenting.

Phase 4 phonics

In red class we have introduced phase 4 phonics. The children are practising over their previous sounds and words. The children like to use the special wand to point to various sounds and words around the classroom to practise with their friends.

Keeping safe on the Internet

In red class this week we have been learning about how to keep safe while using various technology. We had a discussion about the use of different types of technology such as computers and phones at home and at school. We spoke about ways to keep safe while using technology. The children enjoyed making their very own e-safety posters. The children used colourful visuals and eye catching labels.

Spring 2

Book Day

The children in red class thoroughly enjoyed Book day. Each child dressed as their favourite character from a book. We had a circle time so each child had a platform to discuss what character they are and from what story book. All of the children were involved in a fashion catwalk show where they had the opportunity to show off their wonderful costumes.


Chinese New Year

In Red class this week we have been learning all about the Chinese New Year story. The children have enjoyed learning about the 12 different animals in the story. Through a discussion the children thought that some of the animals in the story were being unkind to the other animals. For Literacy writing this week the children wrote about the animal they believed deserved to win the race.


In Red class we have had an exciting week reading Frozen. We have chosen a good week to focus on this book with the snowy weather. The children were familiar with the story and showed lots of interest in this. The children drew their favourite character from the story and wrote about them. They also enjoyed exploring the snow and observed the snow turn into water.

Reading stories

Red class have enjoyed reading about ‘Goldilocks and the 3 bears.’ The children have enjoyed  reading the story and the different characters in the story. The children have been writing sorry letters from Goldilocks to the 3 bears. We had a class discussion about why Goldilocks is sorry. The children responded with various answers such as; being sorry for entering the house, breaking the chair, sleeping in the bed and running away when the bears returned. Some children are writing sentences now focussing on synthesising sounds together to read words.

Looking at books


This week in red class the children have engaged with various Literacy tasks. The children enjoy looking at books with their peers during free-flow time. They have made good progress with describing the pictures. The children are also experimenting with blending sounds together to read words, in various fun activities and writing tasks.

The Jolly Postman

This week in red class the children have been reading ‘The jolly postman.’ They have spoken about their favourite character and wrote this in their work books. The children are using their phonic sounds to blend together and write words. The children in Reception enjoy weekly colourful semantic sessions. This week the children engaged in ‘The Jolly Postman’ colourful semantics, focussing on the language of who, what and what doing. The children are able to use these skills to build a sentence in their speaking.