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Welcome to Reception


Welcome to Reception and to the first half term of this year. We hope you had an enjoyable summer break and you are as excited as we are to start the new school year.  We have been busy transforming the classroom for our new topic and we have lots of exciting areas waiting for the children to enjoy.


During the first week of the half term we will have an "Elves and the Shoemaker" theme. Look out for photos of some of the activities we will take part in.


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.





Telling Stories from a Plan

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Our topic this half term is...

"Who would you invite?"

Our main texts are Handa's Surprise and Farmer Duck.

During this topic we will focus on making friends and having friendly, respectful  behaviour.  We will develop our vocabulary by exploring lots of books, especially the focus texts and begin to read and write simple words.  In maths we will focus on careful counting, number recognition and time of day.

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.

Useful dates

Thursday 12th October - 9.10 Harvest Festival

Thursday 19th October - EYFS Diwali Day

Monday 6th November - EYFS Fire Safety Day

Wednesday 8th November - 2.30 Mrs Schofield's class Book Share

Thursday 9th November - 2.30 Miss Cooke's class Book Share

Friday 10th November - Flu vaccinations for Reception children

Monday 13th November - EYFS Nursery Rhyme week

Thursday 16th November - EYFS Friendship Day

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

Topic Theme and Learning Challenge Questions

Links for learning at home - please click to open