Welcome to Reception's class page

Learning really is child's play in our Early Years Reception class.

Below you will find a class handbook relating to life in Reception

Class Handbook


Our Foundation Stage is an exciting, safe and stimulating environment where children are both nurtured and supported to reach their full potential. We deliver our curriculum through a balance of planned, purposeful play and adult-initiated activities, which are based upon the learning needs of our children. Our learning environment, both indoors and outdoors, is also carefully planned for and enables children to develop independence, confidence and a love of learning.

The seven areas of learning and development which constitute the EYFS Framework underpin all the experiences we provide for our children, ensuring they facilitate the skills and knowledge children require for their school life and beyond.

Miss A Briody - Teacher

Throughout the year we will be following a number of exciting themes to capture the children's interests including- Marvellous Me, People who help us, Space, Growing and much more. We will also learn about Celebrations, such as Diwali, Christmas, Chinese New Year and Easter!

We really value the learning and development that takes place at home too. There are several ways you can help to share this with us:
Wow Stars: Throughout the year we will send 'Wow Stars' home in your child's book bag. This provides the opportunity to record any significant achievements on the stars and share them with us by posting them back in their book bag. We will celebrate these with the class on the day they are brought into school and then they will be stuck in your child's 'Learning Journey' file.
Home Learning Activities: Each week we will send home activities for you to enjoy with your child. These come home every Thursday and need to be completed and returned to school by the following Tuesday.
Reading Books: Aswell, as their weekly homework, your child will also bring home a reading book each week. We change books once your child has read 5 times at home and once we have also heard your child read to us. Please write a comment in their reading record book to help us to understand how they are getting on with reading at home.
Additionally, you will be kept up to date with the learning activities your child has enjoyed by the 'Reception Reporter.' This is a half termly newsletter unique to our Reception Class. Please also ensure you are following our schools Twitter account (@stmichaelthomas), as we regularly post Reception updates, memories, and achievements on there!

Most importantly, the reception team are always available to support you and your child through their first year of school. If you have any questions/queries, please do not hesitate to chat to one of us during hometime/registration or contact the school office.
Mrs Fisher


Below you will find links to the topics we will cover during the term, along with our class timetable:

EYFS Overview


Please find below EYFS Websites we use to support our Learning:






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