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Reception Class

Message from class teacher

Welcome to Reception Class. We hope your child will enjoy their year with us – learning and becoming independent in a fun and challenging way.

Facts about Mrs Bowes

    • Has a goat called Valerie
    • Likes going horse riding
    • Enjoys going camping with her family


    Facts about Mrs Aisbitt

      • Enjoys her caravan
      • Is really good at cooking
      • Likes walking

    Checkout our class photo gallery.





    In Reception class we aim to provide a wide variety of worthwhile and meaningful experiences, which will give your child firm foundations on which to build their future education.  We provide a stimulating environment to make learning enjoyable and interesting.

    Term Curriculum


    This term we will be concentrating on the following topics:
      • Counting reliably with numbers from one to 20
      • Placing numbers 1-20 in order
      • Saying which number is one more or one less than a given number to 20
      • Using quantities and objects, add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer
      • Solving problems, including doubling, halving and sharing
      • Estimating a number of objects and checking quantities by counting up to 20.
      • Solving practical problems that involve combining groups of 2, 5 or 10, or sharing into equal groups.


    This term we will be concentrating on the following topics:
      • Reading, understanding and writing simple sentences
      • Using phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read and write them accurately 
      • Reading and writing some common irregular words
      • Talking to others about what we have read
      • Reading phonically regular words of more than one syllable. 
      • Learning different ways to work out tricky words. 
      • Describing the main events in the simple stories we have read.
      • Spelling the words we write carefully
      • Trying to write captions, sentences, stories, instructions and information. 


    Out and About – During the Summer term we hope to make the most of the sunny weather and spend lots of our time outdoors exploring and investigating our environment. We will be learning about pets, mini-beasts, chicks and plants and will be basing our learning on fiction and non -fiction books and poems such as What the Ladybird Heard, From Egg to Chick, The Bad Tempered Ladybird, Supertato and Oliver’s vegetables. In Science we will be looking at similarities and differences in relation to living things and talking about the features of our local environment. We will be making observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. 


     Trips and Events

    Trips and Events

      Mon 24th April  – Return to school after Easter Break
      Monday 1st May – School Closed – May Day Bank Holiday
      Wed 17th May – All Day Infant Dept Trip to Hardwick Park
      22nd– 26th May – Sports Week
      Wed 24th May – KS1 Morning Sports Day (weather permitting)

      School closes at 3.30pm on Friday 26th May for half term. Re-opens on Monday 5th June.

      Mon 19th June – Rec Group Photographs
      Mon 17th July – Reports out to Parents
      Tues 18th July – Parents’ Open Evening ’meet the new teacher’ Drop In Session

      School closes at 3.30pm on Friday 21st July for summer holidays. Re-opens to pupils on Monday 4th September.





    Things to remember

      Please could parents ensure that their child always has appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather conditions, as we will be outside for periods of time.

      • PE – Tuesday and Thursday (please ensure ear-rings are removed on these days)
      • Word boxes –  If you still have a word box practise with a grown-up every day, recognising and saying each word.
      • Reading books – Practise with a grown-up. Please write in the reading record book to let school know how your child has managed and return to school the next day.
      • Letter and Number Formations –  Given each week to reinforce work we have completed at school. Please practise using a pencil and return to school.
      • Home Diary – On Wednesday we will send home information about what we have been learning at school. This book also contains topic related homework ideas, it will be really beneficial to complete one, or more of the suggested activities. We love to look at all the great things children get up to at home.