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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...

"Where would you like to go?"

Our main text is On the way home. 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 homework.

  We will also explore a range of non-fiction books, books about journeys and maps.

We have a busy half term ahead.  Watch out for updates about workshops and sports day!


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

Useful dates





Monday 2nd July - Transition week, details on individual letters sent home on Monday 25th June

Wednesday 18th July - Beach Day











A journey to Catchgate Park (Article 31)

Sports Day 2018 (Article 31)

Mrs Schofield's Men at Work workshop 14th June 2018

Our den building workshop took place indoors as Storm Hector hit Catchgate and it was far too windy to go outside.  We still had lots of fun!

YRC Parent Workshop - Men at Work - Den building!

Early Years Sponsored Sports event Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Article 29)

The children in Early Years took part in a sponsored sports event.  They all had lots of fun and raised an amazing over £700.   Thank you to everyone who supported this event. 

A trip to Hall Hill Farm (Article 29)

Reception visit to Consett Leisure Soccer Festival (Article 28)

Litter pick Thursday 19th April (Article 24)


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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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

Topic Theme and Learning Challenge Questions

Links for learning at home - please click to open