Moston Lane Community Primary School

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Moston Lane, Moston, Greater Manchester, M9 4HH

0161 205 3864

Moston Lane Community Primary School

Be The Best You Can Be


Welcome to Reception.

 If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to ask any member of the Reception team.

Reception Staff: Mrs Rycroft, Miss Thompson, Mrs Sharkey and Mrs Shanley.

In Reception, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare our children for a life in modern Britain.  

If you would like to view the curriculum map for the whole year, or for previous half term topics, click on the links below:

Autumn 1

Week 3 - 'Those Nearest and Dearest' - My Family

We have been learning about families. Families come in all different shapes and sizes. We have been talking about who is in our families and what makes them special.


In maths, we have been learning to count. This week, we have been exploring the number 4 and showing 4 in lots of different ways! We also did some 'Rally Robin' counting with our new learning partners!

Phonics and Reading

We have been learning lots of new sounds in our phonics lessons. We have been practising our letter formation too using iPads and whiteboards!


We have loved our creative activities this week! We practised our cutting skills and made our own houses using scissors, glue sticks, 2d shapes and lolly sticks. We also painted self-portraits. We used mirrors to look at our skin, eye and hair colour. Look at our beautiful display!


We have been singing some of our favourite Nursery rhymes this week. We have also been exploring different instruments and experimenting with the sounds they make!


Piece 2: How am I feeling today?

This week, we recognised different emotions and began to learn how to manage our feelings. We matched each facial expression to the correct emotion.

Weeks 1 and 2 – ‘Welcome to School’ and ‘I am Amazing!’

We have had a lovely 2 weeks in Reception. The children have been exploring their new classrooms, getting to know their new teachers and playing with their friends.

We have been focusing on making sure that the children feel happy and safe at school. We have been learning about different feelings through stories such as 'The Colour Monster' and 'The Worry Monster' and discussing the children's own feelings. We hope you agree that the children have settled in brilliantly. We are so impressed with how they come into the classrooms every morning with big smiles on their faces.

Below are some pictures of your children enjoying themselves, exploring all of the activities that we have. We love learning through our play in Reception!

Team 1's First Day Photos

Team 2's First Day Photos

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