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The staff in the reception class are Mrs Statham, Mrs Clarke, Miss Wallace, Mrs Peart



Class Saint


               Our class saint is Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.                    

This special feast day is celebrated on Monday 18th November


'Izzy' our class Saint is Saint Elizabeth. Each week a child will be chosen to bring home 'Izzy the Bear' to spend a weekend with you. Please write in the diary what adventures you have been up to. You can even share some photos if you wish. The diary will then be shared with the rest of the class on Friday.


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Our topic this Autumn 1 half term is ‘Space'

Our main focus in Autumn 2 is 'celebrations'


Class Text


Our class text for Autumn 2 is 

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Our class texts for Autumn 1 is

Aliens love underpants Claire Freedman

 Whatever Next Jill Murphy

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Homework/Reading Expectations


Please listen to your child read at least 3 times a week at home and ensure diaries are signed.

Practice any sounds and words that are in your child's 'purse'.

These are ticked off in school once they are recognised correctly.


Homework in Reception is compulsory. It will be given out Thursday and to be returned by the following Monday


P.E./Swimming – day & kit required


Friday morning. Children will be using all the large equipment in the hall.

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

Reception class encourage the use of daily exercise and will aim to do a daily run.

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


Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.


Tuesday 19th November Bird boxing at the Nature Reserve

Wednesday 20th November at 2:15pm Bookstart session (Parents welcome) 

Wednesday 27th November at 1:30pm Song & Rhyme session (parents welcome) 

Monday 4th December: Visit to see Santa

Thursday 12th December: Christmas Concert 2pm

Wednesday 11th December: Concert 5:30pm

date to be confirmed December: Reception class Advent Liturgy

Thursday 19th December: End of Term Assembly at 1.45pm 

Friday 20th December: Carol Concert and KS2 Nativity in Church at 9.30am

date to be confirmed - Reception Assembly

Tuesday 1st October - Tunstall Park walk



Recent Trips/Workshops


On Tuesday 1st October the children went to Tunstall Park for an autumn walk.



Wednesday 4th December - Santa Visit at Biddulph Grange


On this day the children in Reception class thoroughly enjoyed having a very special visit to Santa Claus.


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Please continue to complete 'Magic moments' when you feel that your child has learnt something new as this will allow the Foundation Stage to provide next steps in their learning. Alternatively, please send photos and comments to


Here are some photographs from last years 2018 19 Reception class workshops and trips

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


Some of our Ks1 Parents enjoying some fun, active and free games to play with your children with little or no equipment.

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


On this day the children in Reception class travelled to Cheshire to enjoy seeing how all sorts of different sizes of candles are made. Afterwards the children were able to paint their own candle holder ready for Mother's Day. 

they also enjoyed outdoor play on the adventure play equipment.