Welcome to Reception’s class page. Below you will find information relating to Reception life.

Reception Class Teacher: Miss Bowen

Reception Learning Support Assistants: Miss McDonald & Mrs Draper (AM)

Reception class follow the foundation stage curriculum. This is a statutory requirement. The curriculum has three prime and four further specific areas of learning which are delivered through a range of activities and learning opportunities across the year.

The areas of learning are as follows

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The children will take part in whole class activities, smaller group activities, individual teaching and structured learning activities. They are also encouraged to develop their own ideas and learning skills and use their initiative during free and supported learning.


We have PE every week - Reception hall time is on a Tuesday morning.

Please make sure that your child has a named PE kit in a pump bag on their peg white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps. PE bags will be sent home for washing at the end of each half term. Please check that pumps still fit when they come home.

Book bags

Every night your child will bring home a book bag. Inside will be their sound book. Book bags must be brought into school every morning and you must check it each evening for letters, pictures, homework and story/reading book etc.


Homework will be sent home every Friday and must be returned completed to school every Wednesday morning. Please take a moment to look at your child’s homework book each Thursday so that you have time to ask a member of staff any questions before the weekend.

Sound Books

Every week your child will bring home four or five new sounds in their sound book. Each sound has a name and a sound, along with an action to help your child remember it. The sounds brought home will be the ones we have learned during the week and need to be practised at home each evening. It is up to you if you practice one each night or all of them together, but it is important to keep repeating and practising all the sounds as the weeks pass.