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Welcome to reception Class

The Reception Class is split into two groups: The Fish and the Butterflies. Mrs Howard teaches the Fish and Miss Udall the Butterflies. We also have two teaching assistants in class; Mrs O'Loughlin and Mrs Pitt. We have one large classroom that we share and we have an outdoor area that we share with the Nursery Class.

Early Years curriculum


8.45-9.10 Wash hands, Self register and play in classroom

9.10-9.40: Carpet time - Register, morning plan, literacy/topic input

9.45-11.15 Activities/play indoors and out. Snack available throuout

11.20-11.45  Phonics

11.45-12.45 Lunch and outdoor play

12.45-1.15 Register and Maths input

1.20-2.10 Indoor Activities

2.10-2.30 Outdoor play

2.30-2.45 Tidy up, fruit and story​

2.45-3pm Hometime


  • We provide snacks morning and afternoons for the children. We ask for a contribution of £1.25 per week for this. Please put money in a named envelope and give to your child to bring into class on a Monday. We do not give change but will carry over any extra monies to the next week.

  • Reading books and reading diaries need to be in school every Monday. Please ensure you record in the reading diary when you have read with your child. Book bags will be returned with new books every Wednesday. Please regularly spend time reading with your child.

  • Formal PE sessions will begin after the first half term in school. For the 2nd half of Autumn term our PE day is Thursdays. Please make sure all kit and clothes are named.

  • Fresh water is always available for the children in class but your child may also bring in a named water bottle. Please make sure this contains plain water only. Other children will drink it if you put anything else in. This will need to be taken home and washed daily.

​​       Thank you

       Mrs. Howard and Miss Udall​

Our theme for learning

We love stories in Reception Class and each half term we use one of our favourite stories as the basis for our literacy and cross curricular activities.

        During Autumn 1 we looked at the story Rain before Rainbows by Smriti Prasadam-Halls



The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mara Alperin        For Autumn 2 our story is The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mary Alperin