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-  Welcome to Owl Class 








Our team this year is:

Miss Farrimond - Class Teacher                                 

Miss Gray - Music Teacher (Thursday mornings)         

Gemma - Assistant (mornings and all Friday)  

Nancie  - Assistant (Monday -Thursday)        



Summer Term 2 - Learning Bulletin 2024

Click the button above for an overview of our current learning in Reception.


Events /Class Trips - Summer Term 2024


 Math's Stay & Play for Parents - Thursday 18th April

 Trip to The Science Museum - Wednesday 24th April

 Reception Class Assembly - Friday 7th June

 KS1 & Reception Sports Day  & Picnic - Thursday 13th June


Curriculum Overview

Click the button above for an overview of our learning for the Reception year 2023-2024 

Homework / Reading

Story and Information Books - Children are encouraged to choose a story book and information book from our book box each morning to be read to by adults or siblings at home each day.  Rich language stories are essential to help develop vocabulary and literacy awareness and skills.

Reading Scheme Books - In addition, from October onwards, children will be taking home reading scheme books which link in with and support and practise the phonics skills we are learning through the Little Wandle phonics and reading programme.

Maths Packs - Early in the Spring Term, children will be a given a Maths pack of games to play at home with adults and siblings to support numeracy development.  Parents will be invited to a Maths workshop to support them in using the Maths pack.

General - Weekly Reception newsletters give parents of an overview of our current learning with suggestions on how to consolidate this learning at home with simple activities.



These are outlined in weekly Reception Newsletters which are emailed to parents.


In Reception, we plan our learning and development according to the Early Years Framework 2021.    Here are the Early Learning Goals we are working towards for the end of Reception (July 2024):

Early Learning Goals 


If you would like to talk to the Reception Class Teacher, please do so at drop off or collection at the end of the day, if it is a very brief query/matter.  If you need a longer discussion, please make an appointment to talk to me at 3:25 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.  On Tuesdays, teachers have a professional development meeting to attend once children have left for the day.






Home Learning

In the event of the need for Home Learning as was the case during Lockdown, please follow the government's Reception lessons on Oak Academy and the Letters and Sounds lessons on Youtube and refer to activities in the Class Newsletters.  

In the event of a whole class home learning,  learning activities will be emailed directly to parents by the Class Teacher in addition to the recommendation to access Oak Academy and Letters and Sounds.

 Oak Academy - Reception Learning Zone


Letters & Sounds - Phonics Lessons on YouTube


 For additional Home Learning resources, press the button below:

 Reception List of Home Learning Resources  

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