Reception: Autumn B – Room on the Broom

Reception: Autumn B – Room on the Broom


Reception will be reading ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson.

The witch has a cat and a very tall hat. But what happens when too many animals get on her broomstick and the broom snaps in half?

The children will be listening to the story, acting the story and using ‘Talk for Writing’ to re-tell and write the story.

Our English overview


We will continue to introduce numbers 1-5. The children will also solve number problems such as adding and taking away.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic last year, we’ve created a whole-school maths plan so children can recap and learn the missed topics along side their current year group’s learning.

Our Maths Overview


In phonics we will be learning the sounds of the letters of the alphabet. We follow the Letters and Sounds program which continues by introducing these phonemes:

CK  E   U  B  F  FF  L   SS

Please watch the daily phonics lesson on Tapestry to help your child to remember the sounds we have been learning.


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We’ll be talking about different festivals such as Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night, Divali and Christmas. We will be finding out that some people celebrate these festivals but other people don’t. We’ll find out that it’s fine to celebrate different things.

We hope the children will enjoy telling us about their special celebrations.


Our class puppets will teach us about feelings such as worried or angry. We will learn how to calm down if we feel angry.

Our PSHE overview