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Welcome to Reception


The class teacher in Reception is Miss Cooke and Early Years Teaching Assistant Mrs Carlyon.


PE is on a Wednesday for Reception class - PE kits needs to be brought into school on the first day of each half term and they will remain here until the end of the half term. 


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Cooke or Mrs Carlyon in school or by contacting us on the email link at the bottom of the page.





Our topic this half term is...

"Who will you invite?"

This half term we will be learning lots of new stories using actions! Our main text is Handa's Surprise . We will retell this story using a story map and begin to innovate it by changing characters in the story. Look out for it coming home for us to retell as part of our homework.


We have a busy half term ahead and look forward to getting to know our new class and their families.   Watch out for updates about workshops that you can come along and take part in with your child. We also have individual school photographs this half term. 


Please see the links below for a range of useful sites and resources to use at home with your children.



We get lots of questions about how we write our sounds, how we say our sounds and how we teach phonics. We teach phonics using Letters and Sounds. We will begin the Autumn term ensuring that the children can hear and say initial sounds in words including their own name. We will them progress onto hearing and saying sounds in words which is known as blending and segenting sounds. Once the children are confident with this we will move onto learning how to read and write our sounds and words, this will again be initial sounds in words to begin, then building VC (vowel and consonant words e.g. it is in ) and progressing onto VCV  (Vowel consonant vowel words  e.g. cat dog bin tap). If you have any questions at all about phonics please ask. The staff are more than happy to help and encourage your support from home! 

Library books


Library books and reading records have been sent home with your child. Please take the time to share the book with your child. These are for you to read to your child. Library books should be sent back into school every Friday and they will be changed. 

Forest School

Every half term we have a whole day for all children in our Early Years setting to take part in Forest School. This year we have some exciting new activities for our Early years children to take part in. The sessions will all be led by Miss Cooke and Mrs Carlyon who are both Level 3 Forest School trained! We are all very excited about the days that we have planned! 


Our first Forest School day will be on Thursday 4th October with an Autumn Season theme!


Useful dates


School Photographs: Thursday 13th September 

Harvest Festival : Friday 12th October 9.10am in the School Hall  


Half Term Holiday

Break up Friday 19th October 3:00pm

Return : Monday 29th October 8.40am


Parent Workshop: Spooky Themed Workshop Wednesday 31st October 2.15pm












Reception Contacts

Miss Cooke

Mrs Schofield

Topic Theme and Learning Challenge Questions

Links for learning at home - please click to open