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Welcome to Reception!


General Information



In our Reception classroom we have two class teachers, Miss Wood and Miss Kirkham.

Mrs Dearden is our HLTA (all day Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri and Tuesday morning)

Mrs Parkin, teaching assistant (Wed-Fri)

Mrs Barnes, teaching assistant (Mon-Wed)

Mrs Wiberg joins us on a Tuesday afternoon  


PE: Our PE day is Friday

Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain. Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie)



Please support your child by reading to them as often as possible. Practising writing their name and ensuring that children can form their letters.


Each week, children will be sent home an activity to be completed in their home learning book. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic, reading, phonics or maths that parents can complete with their children. Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to

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Books to enjoy at home!


Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell

This is the story of a hardworking duck, who has the very bad luck of living with a lazy farmer. The duck cooks and cleans, tends the fields and cares for all the other animals on the farm – and all while the famer lies in bed! Oh, how the duck has to work! That is, until the day the other animals decide to take action, and come to the rescue with a simple, but heroic plan...


The Little Red Hen by Liz Pichon

The little red hen is busy making bread and asks her friends to help, none of them do until the very end. What will the little red hen decide to do……….?





Jack and the Beanstalk by Miles Kelly Little Press

Jack and his mother are extremely poor, they sell everything they have to buy food. After selling Daisy the cow for magic beans, Jack embarks on an adventure which changes their lives.




Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

A kind witch invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The gang ultimately saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone.