Welcome to Reception!

School Day 9am – 3.05pm

Start of the day – Children should be in school by 9am, classroom doors will open at 8.50am

Lunches – children can bring a packed lunch or have a free hot meal. Children will make their lunch choice during the register. Please let us know if they have any dietary requirements.


When I was younger…

We will be thinking about how we have changed since we were babies. What can we do now that we couldn’t do before? Do we like the same things?

We will think about how we might change as we get older. What jobs might we do?

We will be learning about the numbers 1 and 2. ”One and another one makes two” – we will be playing games and finding things around the environemtn that match up to make two: socks, a game of pairs, shoes, eyes, ears…

In phonics we will be practicing our oral blending a segmenting skills. At home, try giving ‘robot’ instructions (e.g. ”Can you put on your c-oa-t?” ”Can you pick up the t-oy-s”) see if your child can blend the sounds to work out the word.

PE Days

Apple and Cherry class will have PE on a Wednesday

Children will need a white PE top and  shorts in a PE bag. Please name all items as you can imagine what it might be like with thirty children getting changed at the same time!

It is useful to practice getting in and out of clothes at home. Socks can be especially tricky!


Cherry class

Teacher: Mrs Souttar           Teaching Assistant: Miss Barnes         Teaching Assistant (1:1): Mrs Bowen

Apple Class

Teacher: Mrs Prichard      Teaching Assistants: Mrs Flippance (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri) Mrs Wright (Wed, Thurs)

PPA cover

On Wednesdays, Reception class teachers have Planning, Preparation and Assessment time.

Mrs Atkins will cover one class in the morning and the other in the afternoon.


Take a look at our topic webs to see what we’ll be learning about each term.

Here I am (Term 1) 

Going on a Bear Hunt (Term 2)

Down on the Farm (term 3)