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Reception Class

Reception Class Staffing

The staff in the reception class are Mrs Statham, Mrs Clarke, Miss Bird, Miss Kelsall .



Class Saint


Our class saint is St Michael. He is the patron Saint of police.

His saints day is celebrated on September 28th.

We will ask St Michael to protect us and keep us safe every day.

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Our topic this half term is ‘Celebrations’.

However we will also continue with the children’s interests.

Summer 1 - 'being healthy'


Class Text


Our class texts

Autumn 1 'Mr Gumpy's Outing'

Autumn 2 'The Gruffalo’

Spring 1 'The Snowy Day'

Spring 2 'Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs'

Summer 1 'Hanada's Surprise

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Homework/Reading Expectations


The children are expected to read at least 3 times a week at home.

Every Friday we will have a diary check.

Topic homework is set each half term.

The children will bring homework books home on (or before) Thursday.

They need to be sent back into school the following Monday.


P.E./Swimming – day & kit required


Thursday : Dance

Friday: After school club

Children should have their P.E. Kit in school every day.

They will bring home their P.E. bags at the end of every half term.


Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.


4th December: Visit to Birches Valley To see Santa

10th December: Christmas Concert 2pm

11th December: Concert 5:30

17th December: Reception class Advent Liturgy

20th December: End of Term Assembly

21st December: Carol Concert and KS2 Nativity

Friday 22nd March - Reception Assembly

Tuesday 14th May - Nature Reserve walk


Recent Trips/Workshops


On Tuesday 16th October the children went to Coombes Valley for an autumn walk.

We had great fun looking for acorns, making natural art, a tree top walk and eating lunch in a yurt!


On Tuesday 20th November the children went to the Nature reserve to make bird boxes.

We had great fun!

Coombes Valley

16th October 2018

On Tuesday 16th October the children had a great day at Coombes Valley Nature Reserve. We looked or signs of Autumn, collected Acorns and had a tree top walk! We had fun making a collage using natural materials that we found.

We particularly enjoyed eating our lunch in the Yurt!


Sow the Seed to Read

23rd November 2018

Children in Reception class and their Parents enjoying reading activities in a Sow the Seed to Read workshop organised by 'Stoke Speaks Out' .

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Making Bird Boxes

On Tuesday 20th November Reception Class visited the local Nature Reserve to make Bird boxes. We also enjoyed a stroll around the lake exploring and hoping to find different types of Birds!

Making Apple Crumble


Following our class story ‘The Helpful Hedgehog’ the children enjoyed making and eating some hot apple crumble and custard – delicious!


Active Families Workshop

Friday 15th March

Mother's Day Activities - Thursday 28th March


On Thursday 28th March mums, nanas, aunties and special ladies came to spend an afternoon with the children in Foundation stage and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities with the children, along with a cup of tea and biscuit too!

Mother's Day Breakfast - Friday 29th March

The Candle Factory visit - Wednesday 27th March