Welcome to Reception Class


We love learning indoors and out. We find out about the world by exploring our surroundings and our environment is full of exciting things to help us learn.
This year the staff working in Class R are Mrs Gibson, Miss Howell and Miss Wray.

Important information:

Our school day starts at 9.00am. Please be ready and waiting outside the Reception gate at 8.55am. The school day finishes at 3.30pm, please wait at the Reception gate and we will send your child out to you.

Staff will be available to talk to at the end of school day.

PE is every Monday and Friday. Please make sure your child has the correct kit (especially shoes!). They will need a plain white t-shirt, blue shorts and plimsoles or trainers. The kit will stay in class and be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed.

Homework will go out on a Wednesday and should be completed and returned by the following Tuesday.

Please click here to view the Reception long-term plan.

Home Learning

Please read every day with your child and write this in their diary. Your child will bring a book home in their folder from their tag. Please also practice

  • Maths – every child will have to complete 1 piece of maths homework. This will be related to the learning we have done in class.
  • Phonics – as we learn our letters and sounds children will be expected to practice the letters and sounds they have been learning that week. We will be sending Bear words home later in the year for children to learn to read and write. 
  • Topic – We may also send homework relating to our topic. This may be something we want the children to bring in from or make at home.

End of year expectations for Year R

These are the end of year Early Leaning Goal expectations for children in Reception class.

Maths – Children can count with numbers from 1-20, place them in order and say which is one more or less than a given number. They can add and subtract 2 single digit numbers and solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing. Children can use mathematical language to talk about size, weight, shape, position, distance and time. They will recognise, create and describe patterns.

Reading – Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about about what they have read.

Writing - children use their phonic knowledge to write in words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phoenetically plausible.

Non-Negotiables For Reception


F1 Non-Negotiable

F2 Non-Negotiable





Our Work

New Beginnings - Autumn 2017
Our current topic:
All About Me and Superheroes

In Reception Class this half term we will be finding out all about ourselves and our families. We will be learning about our bodies, senses and emotions as well as painting our own self-portraits. We will have our family pictures on display and be making our own family trees.

We will then go onto exploring the lives of superheroes. We will be meeting real life superheroes including police officers, firefighters and emergency doctors. We have hospital and vet role play area so that we can learn all about how to save people and animals.

Our Class Story Books

This half term we will be doing lots of work based around these stories to help support our learning.



We will be learning the letters and sounds that make up our alphabet and beginning to blend and segment words when as we start to learn to read and write. We will need lots of help at home to keep practicing how to read the sounds and write the letters.

Look out for the phonics workshops for parents coming in mid-September.

Dates For Your Diary


Tuesday 3rd - Firefighters visit

Tuesday 11th - Police visit

Thursday 12th - Reading cafe, all parents and carers welcome to join us for some fun craft activities and refreshments based on our superhero topic

Thursday 19th - The Air Ambulance will be visiting and showing us how to put on a bandage. 

Spring 2017

Reading in Reception



Examples of children’s work


Summer and The Seaside

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