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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:
      • Recognising numbers to 20
      • Practising writing numbers carefully, using the correct formation.
      • Matching numerals to quantities.
      • Estimating how many objects we can see, and checking by counting
      • Using the language ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare sets
      • Finding one more and one less than a given number
      • Begin to add and subtract in practical activities
      • Use language related to time and money
      • Recognise, create and describe patterns


    This term we will be concentrating on the following topics:
      • Continuing a rhyming string
      • Hearing and saying the sounds in words
      • Naming and sounding all of the letters of the alphabet
      • Read and understand simple sentences
      • Read some common irregular words
      • Writing captions
      • Spelling and writing simple words
      • Listening carefully to stories and predicting what might happen next
      • Following instructions using several ideas or actions
      • Speak with confidence about activities or events
      • Holding a pencil to correctly form all of the letters of the alphabet


    Snow and Winter – During the first half of the Spring term we will be hoping for some cold winter weather to make our topic come alive! We will be basing our learning on fiction and non -fiction books and poems such as Jack Frost, Snowballs, Frozen, The snowman, The Emperors Egg, Penguin Small and Dear Polar Bear. In Science we will be describing our experiences of cold weather and finding out about ways which humans and other animals keep warm in winter. We will also be thinking about dangers of snow and ice such as avalanches, slipping and frozen ponds and will be melting and freezing lots of things! Outdoors we will be moving like snowflakes, making obstacle courses to exercise and keep warm outside and playing games where you have to freeze. We plan to have lots of fun in our role play igloo while we learn about the Inuit way of life, and hopefully will be making lots of imaginative winter props and glistening snowy, icy pictures.

     Trips and Events

    Trips and Events

      Wednesday 24th January    Individual school photographs

      Thursday 25th January   OSHL Club (Fun with Stories) starts for 7 weeks

      Friday 9th February    Theatre production ‘Wind in the Willows’

      School finishes at 3.15pm on Friday 9th February for half term. Children return to school at 9am on Monday 19th February.

      Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st March    Parents’ Evenings and Art exhibition.

      School closed to pupils on Thursday 29th March – INSET day. Re-opens on Monday 16th April. 





    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 –  Monday 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.