Meet our team

Miss S Sowray Mrs A Brunt  Mrs S Price


A huge welcome to our new Reception children. We are all looking forward to the year ahead and to all the fun learning to come.

Miss Sowray and the Reception Team


Autumn 1

This term is all about the children settling into their new environment. They will learn classroom routines, get to know their new friends and explore the classroom - both inside and out.

Our learning will be emerged within the topic of All About Me in which the children will find out about each other and learn about the different body parts and senses. They will also discuss people who are special to them. We will then move this topic forward to encompass the people who help us in the wider community such as the police,  doctors and firemen.


The children will develop their recognition of numbers to 10 and their ability to count amounts of objects reliably. They will also learn the names and basic properties of 2D shapes.


We will be introducing the children to letter sounds within phonics sessions, using the Jolly phonics songs to help us. The children will begin to hear the initial sounds in words and will begin to form recognisable letters, using our pre-cursive font.

The Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube on the link below:



PE this term is on a Monday. For the first half-term, the children will not need a PE kit as we will just remove socks and shoes. Please ensure that long hair is tied up and earrings are removed. It would also be a big help if no tights are worn on a PE day as this speeds up getting ready.


Our aim is to making learning irresistible. We want the children of East Bierley to be respectful and honest with a sound knowledge of right and wrong and the role they have in our school, local and wider community, both now and in the future. We aim to nurture tolerance of others, self reflection and independent learning skills, children who have the resilience to solve problems and persevere with new skills using a ‘have a go’ attitude towards their learning. We aim to ensure our curriculum is meaningful and enables children to develop the skills they need for the future. The curriculum content is progressive and increasingly adapts to reflect what is relevant now, special anniversaries, the local area and children’s interests whilst ensuring coverage of the statutory curriculum is thorough.