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Welcome to our Reception information page


2023 - 2024  Poppy and Tulip Class


Poppy Class 

Our teacher is Mrs Staniforth.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs Toma, Ms Green and Mrs Avram


Tulip Class 

Our teachers are Mrs Khan and Mrs Peddar.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs Cogdale and Miss Thomas


Here's what we'll be covering over the academic year in Reception:



In English this term, the children will learn a variety of rhymes and stories such as:  If You’re Happy and You Know It!, A Feather in my Pocket, Gingerbread Man and the Christmas Story


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



In maths your children will be learning about number and shape:  We follow the White Rose Maths Scheme and the topics that will be covered are:


  • Match, sort and compare,
  • Talk about measure and patterns,
  • It’s me 1, 2, 3,
  • Shape circles and triangles,
  • Number – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
  • Shapes with 4 sides

Topics that we will be covering across the half-term


Topics that we will be covering across the half-term

Autumn 1 - All about Me

New Beginnings

Starting school - my new class

Rules and Routines

Settling in

Playing co-operatively

What am I good at?  -

What do I like to play with? Children’s choice

Construction etc

Role Play



Understanding Emotions - PSHE

How do I make others feel?

Being kind/staying safe

Staying healthy - Food - Human body/dental care

How have I changed?

My family - PSED focus

Outdoor Learning eg:

Signs of Autumn


Climbing Equipment

Playground – gross motor skills

Learning New Song and actions

Autumn 2 -  Terrific Tales

Traditional Tales

Little Red Hen


Children’s favourites

Familiar tales

Library visits


The Nativity

At the Panto

Christmas Lists

Letters to Father Christmas

Outdoor Learning eg:

Welly Wendnesday


Climbing Equipment

Playground – gross motor skills

Creative –

Christmas painting/collages

Christmas cards/activities


We have PE every Wednesday


What will the children be learning:


•             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 their 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.


We will spend time learning how to get dressed and undressed for PE.


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


Once your child has been given the sign in details for Boom Readers and Numbots we expect:


Children to share a book at least 3 times per week and log this on Boom Reader.


Log onto Numbots and play for at least 10 minutes per week – to help with the knowledge of number.

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.