Welcome to Reception


Our PE days will be Monday, please remember to come to school in your PE kit. You will stay in PE kit all day, so jogging bottoms/leggings are preferable as we will be playing outside.

Things we need to bring
You will also need to bring a water bottle, a book bag if you have one and a warm, waterproof coat every day!

Class Teacher

Mrs B Clark
Mrs B Clark

Class Agreement

Spring 1

Welcome back, we hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas.

This term our Literacy focus is based on some of the books by Oliver Jeffers, Lost and Found and The Way Back Home. Through the books we will explore the weather and seasons, floating and sinking, light and dark and space. We will begin to talk about the books, learning the stories and developing our own ideas and story telling.

We will continue to learn phonics, moving on to Phase 3 sounds and words and we will begin to write words and simple sentences using all the phonics we have learnt.

In Maths, we will continue to develop our understanding of numbers to 10, focusing on 6-10, understanding the composition of these numbers and comparing these numbers to each other.

PE will now be on a Wednesday and will be indoors, however as children will be in PE kit all day, please ensure they are wearing trainers and always have a warm, waterproof coat. Fleeces can be worn in class as an additional layer of warmth due to the open windows and doors. Fleeces can be left at school throughout the week on your child’s peg.

Reading books and homework will be collected in and changed on Thursdays. Children will have the opportunity to read in class everyday with an adult, please ensure their reading packs are in school everyday.

Autumn 2

Welcome back, we hope you had a fun filled but restful half term break. The children had an amazing first term and have settled into school life well. We have been fortunate to be able to get back into some old routines including Collective Worship, Singing and Celebration Worship, albeit in smaller groups. It has been wonderful to introduce the children to these whole school aspects and they have thoroughly enjoyed it too! As we approach Christmas, we do hope we can offer more traditional whole school Christmas activities too.  

This term we will continue to learn new phonic sounds and continue to develop the skills of blending. This is a very important skill in learning to read. Children will initially say each letter sound in the words and blend them together to read the words. Each child has a plastic zippy wallet Reading Pack. Please ensure this is in school each day as children will read on a Monday and throughout the week at different times. You will also have a red Reading Record where we will write the name of the current reading book for that week. Please aim to read each day with your child to enable them to build their confidence and will eventually read the words on sight as they will be familiar with the text. You can comment in the Reading Record to let us know how you get on.  

Children will also be able to practise spellings and phonics using Spelling Shed. You can access this for free on a browser or download the app. Your child’s login details will be stuck into the front of the Reading Record.  

In Maths, we will be developing our understanding of number, the composition of numbers to 5 and comparing these numbers to help with early calculations. We will learn about shapes and patterns, as well as beginning to subitise, where we learn to recognize how many objects there are without counting.  

Our Topic lessons will focus on discussions about the people who help us from the NHS, Military,and people in our local community. We will discuss and explore different celebrations and festivals such as Diwali and Christmas and think about Armistice and Remembrance. We will continue to discuss the schools Core Value in our class worship time. 

PE will be on a Monday, children should come to school in PE kit with suitable footwear that can be worn outside. Please remember that long hair should be tied up and no jewellery including earrings should be worn on PE day.  

As the weather gets colder and more unpredictable it is important that your child brings a warm, waterproof coat to school each day. Fleeces are optional and can be left at school just in case they are needed. Please ensure all jumpers, cardigans and fleeces are labelled clearly. Don’t forget a water bottle and book bag including reading packs are needed each day! 

Autumn 1

A huge welcome to all our children and families starting at East Bierley this autumn. We have really enjoyed visiting you all over the last few weeks and we hope that even though the start of the school year might seem a little bit different, you are all ready and raring to go.

Our Reception class team is Mrs Clark, Miss Senior and Mrs Dent, Mrs Winder will be in class too on a Wednesday morning. Our PE days will be Monday, please remember to come to school in your PE kit. You will stay in PE kit all day, so jogging bottoms/leggings are preferable as we will be playing outside. You will also need to bring a water bottle, a book bag if you have one and a warm, waterproof day every day!

This term we will spend some time settling into our class, learning new routines and expectations and making lots of new friends. We will talk about our family and homes, our communities and where we belong.

Your child’s learning journeys will be on Tapestry, you will receive an activation link when children start school and you can view pictures and observations of their learning in class throughout the year.

We are very much looking forward to a wonderful term with all our new children.