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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:
        • Using number names in our play and learning lots of number rhymes.
        • Reciting numbers, and finding out how high we can count.
        • Recognising numbers.
        • Learning how to write numbers carefully, using the correct formation.
        • Matching numerals to quantities.
        • Counting objects carefully. 
        • Using positional vocabulary.
        • Naming shapes, and using them to make pictures and models.
        • Ordering two items by length, height, weight or capacity.  


    This term we will be concentrating on the following topics:
      • Listening carefully to lots of new stories.
      • Joining in with familiar, or repeated parts in stories.
      • Recognising familiar words and signs.
      • Handling books carefully and correctly.
      • Finding rhyming words.
      • Spotting alliteration in rhymes and stories.
      • Writing our name.
      • Copying and writing letters of the alphabet carefully, using the correct pencil grip and letter formation.


    All About Me –  We will be finding out lots of information about ourselves and other children in our class. We will look at similarities and differences between ourselves and our friends. We will be practising talking about special things we have done with our family or friends and the events we have really enjoyed. Our role play areas will be a house and a doctors surgery where we will can practise looking after ourselves and others, and talk about ways in which we can stay healthy. We will be learning different parts of the body and thinking about how we have changed since we were born. We will be talking about the things that make us unique, the things we are good at and the things we would like to get better at.

    Special people – On the period leading up to Christmas we will look at people who are special to us, or help us to do things. We will look at different occupations and take advantage of many great dressing up opportunities related to this topic. Our school nativity will help us to learn about people who are ‘special’ at Christmas time, and we will learn and perform many new songs linked to them. Our outdoor role play area will be transformed into a stable and we will think about different ways of life and beliefs. We hope to have lots of fun making cards and gifts for people who are special to us. 



     Trips and Events

    Trips and Events

      Fri 29th Sept 2.15pm-3.30pm Macmillan Coffee Afternoon led by Y4

      Tues 3rd Oct KS1 9.30am Harvest Festival.

      Fri 6th Oct Whole School am E-safety show

      Tues 10th & Wed 11th Oct Whole School 3.30pm – 6.00pm Parents’ evenings (by appointment)

      Thurs 19th Oct KS1 5.30pm – 6.50pm

      School closes at 3.30pm on Fri 20th October for half term. Re-opens on Monday 30th October

      Fri 17th Nov Whole School all day Children in Need Day – wear spots

      Tues 21st Nov Whole School 9.30am Great North Air Ambulance clothing collection

      Tues 21st Nov Whole School 3.30pm – 5pm Christmas Fayre, organised by PTA.

      School closed on Friday 24th and Monday 27th November – INSET days. Re-opens on Tuesday 28th November

      Thurs 7th Dec R, Y1, Y2, Y3 & Y4 am Nasal Flu Vaccine

      Mon 11th Dec KS1 9.30am KS1 Christmas Production

      Tues 12th Dec KS1 2.15pm KS1 Christmas Production

      Wed 13th Dec KS1 all day KS1 trip to Hall Hill Farm

      Thurs 14th Dec Whole School lunchtime Christmas Dinner Day and wear Christmas Jumper for fun

      Fri 15th Dec Whole School morning Theatre production ‘Dick Whittington’

      Wed 20th Dec KS1 1.15pm Christmas Party

      School closes at 3.30pm on Fri 22nd December for Christmas Holidays. Re-opens on Monday 8th January 2018





    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 –  Please 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.