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Welcome to Reception Class

Class of 2020/21


Welcome to our Reception class page! 

Please check this page for regular updates of our Reception class learning. 

Please check your emails for parent invitations to our Class Dojo (our parent and teacher communication app) and Tapestry (your child's online learning journal).










Meet the Team..



   Mrs Molyneux Class Teacher

Miss Lund and Mrs Jewell Classroom TA's






Take a look at our classroom and the areas of learning.

Reading, writing and phonics

Once you learn to read

You will be forever free


Frederick Douglass




A person who never made a mistake

never tried anything new


Albert Einstein

Role play

Logic will get you from A to B.

Imagination will take you



Albert Einstein


Small World

Almost all creativity 

Involves purposeful play


Abraham Maslow



We are ...

Building, manipulating, problem solving

Representing, creating

 Investigating, communicating

and designing

Malleable and Art

Outdoor Learning

In our garden

We are great friends


Risk takers

Den builders


Nature Detectives

Breakfast & Snack

The children will be provided daily with a healthy breakfast. They can bring in £2 a week which will be used to buy delicious, healthy snacks for the children. It will also contribute towards resources for the children to enhance the curriculum. Please can you also send children into school with a labelled water bottle. No juice or fizzy drink please.


Reception will have two P.E. sessions a week. These will take place on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday morning.

Please ensure that your child has a full P.E. kit in school and that it is clearly labelled! Earrings must be removed for P.E. sessions or your child will not be able to participate in P.E. due to health and safety.





How do we learn maths in Reception?


We do not expect your child to start school knowing and recognising all numbers. However, you can begin to expose your child to numbers in your everyday activities. For example, when you are out shopping, look out for numbers at the supermarket and discuss door numbers and bus numbers on your walks, bake together and weigh out ingredients. 


We use a character based numeracy scheme Ten Town, designed specifically for the early years. The children will find out about each character and the number that they represent. They will enjoy listening to interactive stories, songs and rhymes to help with number formation and number recognition. Take a peak at the link below with your child and familiarise yourselves with the Ten Town characters and songs. Alongside Ten Town we use a scheme called Power Maths which is developed in conjunction with White Rose Maths. Power Maths Reception is written by a team of Mastery Specialists and Early Years advisors. 



Short clips from the Ten Town songs

Each character in Ten Town has their own song. Here is a short clip from them.


The children worked together to create some golden rules, to help make our classroom a safe and happy place to learn in. We talked about the meaning of friendship and what makes our friends special to us.  







Take a look at our learning so far ..

We made pumpkin soup linked to the story we shared as a class.

Bonfire night

Summer 2 Newsletter

We believe ...