Bordesley Village Primary School

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Welcome to Reception Autumn Term 2017!


Phonics - Read Write Inc.



At Bordesley Village Primary School, we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme. RWI is a method of learning centred around a systematic program of teaching phonics, and we use it to support children in their reading and writing.
‘’The more you read, the more things you will know. 
The more you learn, the more places you will go.’’
(Dr. Suess)

Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.


 When using RWI to read the children will:

  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.


 When using RWI to write the children will:

  • learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.
  • learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk
  •  rite simple sentence
  • compose stories based on picture strips
  • compose a range of stories based on writing frames.


Practise reading the word time words below:




In reception this half-term, we will continue to develop our understanding of number through a range of engaging activities. The children will be given opportunities to recognise, write and order numbers up to 20, along with adding and subtracting, estimating and finding one more and one less.


We will be also be exploring three dimensional shapes and focusing on using mathematical to describe them. Later on in the term, the children will be investigating shape, size and pattern with the build up to Christmas.

Topic – Traditional Tales

Gretel’, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and many more. The children will be taking part in a range of activities such as acting out the stories, making our own books as well as class books, creating puppets and making porridge.