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Once Upon a Time



Happy new year! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and are ready for an action packed half term. Our new topic will be Once Upon a Time where we will be sharing lots of wonderful traditional tales. Our first text will be The Three Little Pigs where we will begin our talk for writing sequence. The children will be sequencing and story mapping the text. The children will then be rehearsing the text using the story map and actions to support them. 


In Maths we will be covering the following units: Alive in 5, Mass and Capacity, Growing 6, 7, 8.


P.E days will remain on a Friday, please ensure that all children have their kits. 


We look forward to seeing you on Monday.


Welcome to Reception 

Hello and welcome to our Reception Class page!



Key Days

PE will be on a Friday 

Forest School on Thursday


In the class you will find.....


Miss Belnavis - Class Teacher (Monday-Thursday)

Miss James- Class Teacher (Friday)

Mrs Burns - Teaching assistant 

Miss Downing - Teaching assistant 

Mr Kirtley- Forest school teacher

Autumn Two

Whizz, Bang, Pop!


Hello and welcome back. This half term our topic is called 'Whizz, Bang, Pop' and we will be finding out all about celebrations. We will start by learning about the Hindu celebration, Diwali. The children will be taught about the customs and traditions for this celebration through videos and the story Dipal's Diwali. They will make Diva lamps in the dough, create Rangoli patterns and explore the story of Rama and Sita. We will learn that people have different beliefs and celebrate in different ways. 


We will then enjoy a week all about Bonfire night where the children can reflect on their own experiences of this. The children will create their own firework and bonfire pictures using a range of media. We will further explore why rules are important and connect this to fire safety. 


Moving into weeks three and four we will explore birthday celebrations before heading into advent and Christmas celebrations!


In Phonics the children will complete their phase 2 letters and sounds before beginning to learn Phase 3. 


In Maths we will be learning about measure and patterns, subitising, representing and finding 1, 2and 3, one more and one less to 3 and the composition of 1, 2 and 3. Finally we will be looking at circles and triangles and positional language.


We will continue to update you on Tapestry with weekly learning. 


Miss Belnavis and Miss James x 

Autumn Term One

I hope that you have had a fantastic summer and that all of the children are ready to start their school journey! We are super excited to meet all of the children and welcome them at St Mary's. Our topic this half term is called Marvellous me and My Magnificent World! The first few weeks of school we will be getting to know one another, settling in and forming new friendships.