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Welcome to Reception


Welcome to Reception and to the second half of the autumn term . We hope you had an enjoyable half term break and are ready for the excitement this topic will bring.  We have been busy transforming the classroom for our new topic and we have lots of exciting areas waiting for the children to enjoy.


The class teachers in Reception are Miss Cooke and Mrs Schofield with support from Miss Conway and Miss Fenwick.


PE is on a Tuesday for Mrs Schofield's Class and Thursday for Miss Cooke's class. On Thursday mornings Reception have a music session led by Mrs Glover from Durham music service. Each Friday Reception children will take part in a Fancy Footwork Football session and Forest Schools.


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





Our topic this half term is...

"What would you create?"

Our main text is Mrs Armitage on wheels.

  We will develop our vocabulary by exploring lots of books, especially the focus texts and begin to read and write simple words and captions.  We will create story maps to retell the focus text and use these to support our reading and writing. In maths we will focus on careful counting, number recognition and formation and finding which number is one more. We will also develop vocabulary related to measurement, height, weight, money and

We have a busy half term ahead! 


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


Miss Cooke's class Letters and Sounds

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Reception are working on letter sounds. We have made a video demonstrating how to say each discreet sound.

Mrs Schofield's class Letters and Sounds

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Read with adults week 8th November 2017

Fire Safety Day

On Monday 6th November we had a Fire Safety Day in EYFS.

2 Year, Nursery, Reception and Childcare all joined together to take part in exciting activities based around building awareness of safety.  We had a role play fire station, stories, a Forest School fire and a visit from real fire fighters.  We were lucky enough to go outside to look at the fire engine and we all had a go at firing the hose.  It was a sunny day so we created rainbows with the water.

On Tuesday 8th November we had a visit from a Police dog handler.  Sarah usually brings two dogs, Jet and Ben but Ben has now retired so only Jet visited us.  We prepared lots of questions to ask and listened carefully to the answers. 


Jet and Ben the Police Dogs

Useful dates



Monday 18th December - Afternoon Christmas Party

Tuesday 19th December - 2.15 Mrs Schofield's Christmas Workshop

Wednesday 20th December - 2.15 Miss Cooke's Christmas Workshop

Tuesday 21st December - 2.15 Christmas Sing-a-long







Reception Contacts

Miss Cooke

Mrs Schofield

Links for learning at home - please click to open