Reception - Spring 1

As we will have blended learning to support children in school and at home, activities will be posted on Tapestry daily, these tasks will take place in school too, so all children have the same access to learning.

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. We will begin to talk about the books, learning the stories and developing our own ideas and story telling. We will begin to write words and simple sentences.

In Maths, we will be following the White Rose Hub home learning videos, looking at numbers 0-5, comparing and composing these numbers and also mass and capacity.

We will keep active using Joe Wicks and Cosmic Kids Yoga.

Reception - Autumn 2

We have had a wonderful first half term at school. We are all so proud of how the children have started school and settled so quickly.

Our topic this term is ‘Marvellous Me, the VIPs’ and will focus on people who help us in our community. We will start the term thinking about Remembrance and the people and animals who sacrificed to keep us safe. We will then look at the people in our community who help us particularly in relation to the current situation. We will also look at celebrations including Christmas and Diwali and how we celebrate at home.

In maths we will be looking at numbers to 5, we will look at different representations of these numbers, we will compare them, thinking about more and less investigate how each number is made up introducing early calculation skills. We will also look at different shapes, positional language and times of the day.

PE is on a Wednesday and your child should come to school in PE kit. Please remember that we will still have free flow play on this day and children should wear joggers or leggings and suitable dark coloured trainers so that they can play outside. Please remember to bring a warm waterproof coat, whatever the weather. Long hair should be tied back and all jewellry including earrings need to be removed.

We hope that you are enjoying seeing your childs activities on Tapestry, we will continue to post a weekly challenge for you try at home and in the event of our bubbles having to close we will use Tapestry to set home learning activities.

Mrs Clark, Miss Senior and Miss Bray


Welcome to Reception - 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 Ms Bray, Mrs Sneddon will be in class too on a Monday afternoon. Our PE days will be Wednesday but we will start a little later in term and will let you know what you need. To start with all you need to bring is a water bottle 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 now 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.

Mrs Clark, Miss Senior and Ms Bray

Meet the team

Mrs B Clark
Mrs B Clark
Miss A Bray
Miss A Bray
Miss S Senior
Miss S Senior