Quick Links

Surrey Street

Primary School and Nursery

Google Services

Google Translate

Google Translate

Google Search

Google Search



Year R  -  Poppy Class &  Tulip Class


Poppy Class   -  Our teacher is Mrs Staniforth.  

Tulip Class   -  Our teachers are Mrs Khan and Mrs Pedder. 


Our teaching assistants are Miss Asif, Mrs Toma, Ms Green, Mrs Avram (AM) and Miss Bartlett.


Here's what we'll be covering this term in Reception:



In English this term, the children will learn a variety of stories such as:  We’re going on a Bear Hunt, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Life Cycle of a Butterfly along with the poem – Isn’t it Funny How a Bear likes Honey


Your children will act out these stories, learn actions, retell the story verbally, sequence pictures from the stories etc.




In maths we follow the White Rose Maths Scheme and the topics that will be covered are:


  • Alive in 5
  • Growing 6,7, 8
  • Building 9 and 10



  • Count objects, actions and sounds
  • Subitise
  • Link the number symbol (numeral) with its cardinal number value.
  • Count beyond ten.
  • Compare numbers.
  • Understand the ‘one more than/one relationship between consecutive numbers.
  • Explore the composition of numbers to 10.
  • Automatically recall number bonds for numbers 0–10.


Measure, space and spatial thinking:

  • Select, rotate and manipulate shapes in order to develop spatial reasoning skills.


  • Compose and decompose shapes so that children recognise a shape can have other shapes within it, just as numbers can.


  • Continue, copy and create repeating patterns.


  • Compare length, weight and capacity.


Topics that we will be covering across the half-term


Spring 1 – Where in the World


Climates / Hibernation

Night and day animals

Where do my family live in the world?

Where in the World shall we go?


Outdoor Learning eg:

Welly Wednesday


Climbing Equipment

Playground – gross motor skills


Music –

Learning New Song and actions


Spring 2 – Come outside – Mini-beasts/life cycles

Life cycles

Mini Beasts

Mini Beast Arts and crafts

Planting Seeds


Outdoor Learning eg:

Welly Wednesday


Climbing Equipment

Playground – gross motor skills


Music –

Learning New Song and actions




We have PE every Wednesday


Children will be learning to:


•Revise and refine the fundamental movement skills they have already acquired:

Rolling, crawling, walking, jumping, running, hopping, skipping and climbing

•Progress towards a more fluent style of moving, with developing control and grace.

•Develop the overall body strength, co-ordination, balance and agility needed to engage successfully with future physical education sessions and other physical disciplines including dance, gymnastics, sport.

•Develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently. Suggested tools: pencils for drawing and writing, paintbrushes, scissors, knives, forks and spoons.

•Use their core muscle strength to achieve a good posture when sitting at a table or sitting on the floor.

•Combine different movements with ease and fluency.

•Confidently and safely use a range of large and small apparatus indoors and outside, alone and in a group

•Develop overall body-strength, balance, co-ordination and agility.

•Further develop and refine a range of ball skills including: throwing, catching, kicking, passing, batting, and aiming.

•Develop confidence, competence, precision and accuracy when engaging in activities that involve a ball.

•Develop the foundations of a handwriting style which is fast, accurate and efficient.

•Know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing:

regular physical activity

healthy eating


sensible amounts of ‘screen time’

having a good sleep routine

being a safe pedestrian

  • Further develop the skills they need to manage the school day successfully:

lining up and queuing


personal hygiene


Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing; this can be in the form of plain black tracksuit bottoms or plain black shorts and a plain white or red t-shirt.


No jewellery is to be worn on PE days



Listen to your child read at least 3 times per week and log on boom readers.


Practice phonics at home – look at class dojo for weekly updates.

Look at numbers, shapes in the environment


Planned Trips


Wednesday 20 March 2024

Trip to Whipsnade – Butterfly House


Dates for your diary


Please look at Dojo every day for all of the exciting activities and events that are being planned for your children.


    • Parents Evenings – Wednesday 8th & 9th February 2024
    • Chinese New Year – 10th  February 2024
    • Half term 19th February -23rd February 2024
    • St Patrick’s Day 17th March 2024
    • Mother’s Day 10th March 2024
    • St David’s Day 1st March 2024