Starting in reception

A collection of resources to support children as they start school. Includes resources for completing initial teacher assessments.

Communication and language

Role play activities to encourage a rich environment for speaking and listening.

  • Use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences
  • Listen and respond to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.


A range of resources to support reading through phonics.

  • Segmenting sounds in words and blending them together
  • Link sounds to letters, name and sound the letters of the alphabet.


Counting activities and ideas to supporting numeracy.

  • Count reliably from one to twenty
  • Problem solving.

Understanding the World

Outdoor learning ideas and role play tips.

  • Features of their own, immediate environment
  • Peoples and communities.

Expressive Arts and Design

Art activities using a range of materials, tools and techniques.

  • Manipulating materials
  • Using simple tools.

Physical, Social and Emotional Development

Resources to encourage self-confidence and self-awareness.

  • Well-being activities
  • Rewards
  • Getting to know each other.

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