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Welcome to Reception


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...

"How high is the Beanstalk?"

Our main text is Jasper's Beanstalk! We will retell this story using a story map and begin to innovate it by changing characters in the story.

  We will also explore the stories Jack and the Beanstalk and Shh!  We will continue to get better at writing using sounds we have learnt in phonics.  Our captions will have finger spaces and we will get better at writing tricky words. In maths we will focus on language of addition and subtraction and finding which number is one more or one less. We will also develop vocabulary related to measurement, height, money and shape. 

We have a busy half term ahead.  Watch this space for progress of our planting projects! 


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

Useful dates



Friday 9th February - Break up for half term

Tuesday 20th February - Children return to school









Take a look at some of the things we have been up to in and outdoors (Article 29)

On Monday 5th February Reception children visited the Louisa Centre in Stanley to take part in a multi skills Jack and the Beanstalk session. It was fantastic and we were all tired out afterwards!

Reception visit to the Louisa Centre


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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Parent Workshops

Mrs Schofield's class 24th January and 9th February 2018

Miss Cooke's class 25th January and 8th February 2018


Parents and carers were invited to a 'Whatever Next' themed workshop in January (Article 5).  This was based on our text for this half term and started with the children performing the story. We then took part in a range of activities including painting rockets, drawing what we might see from a rocket and acting out the story. On the 8th and 9th of February parents and carers were invited to a love themed workshop to take part in Valentine activities. 

Take a look at the photos below.


Spring 1 Parent Workshops - Whatever Next and Valentine

Forest School

Every Friday morning we take part in a forest school session with Veronica from Real Adventure Through Sport.  We take art in lots of activities all relates to a topic.  This half term the topic is based around the story 'Ridiculous' which is about a tortoise named Shelly.  We are exploring tools and learning how to use them safely (Article 19). 

Take a look at the photos below to see what we have been up to.

Reception Contacts

Miss Cooke

Mrs Schofield

Links for learning at home - please click to open