Class 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Bennett

Mrs Cupples

Reception 2023-24



     Mrs Bennett           Mrs Cupples             Mrs Parker           Miss Rae             Mrs Legg


Mrs Bennett and Mrs Cupples are the teachers in Reception. Mrs Bennett works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays, and Mrs Cupples works Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

We also have three wonderful teaching assistants, Mrs Parker, Miss Rae and Mrs Legg who work with us in Reception. Mrs Parker is a qualified teacher who covers the class when needed. Mrs Legg works Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, and Miss Rae works Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays.


Summer Term 2024

Welcome to the Summer Term in Reception. We are looking forward to new exciting topics over the next few weeks.


Below you will find some information about the different areas of learning we will be covering in Reception this term - we will continue to plan using the children's interests each week. We provide our children with creative provision to ensure they develop the necessary skills across all areas of development. We encourage a love of learning, play and the outdoors. Please don't forget to send P.E. kits into school - these will remain in school for the whole half term.

This term we widen our focus to think more about the wider world around us. We will also focus on 'Heroes': Superheroes, Nature heroes and Olympic heroes.

If you would like to know how to help your child at home please just ask one of the teachers and we will be happy to help.



We will start this half-term by reading the book 'Supertato' . We will plan our provision around this topic and the children's interests. We will focus on story language and continue to learn new sounds and words. We are looking forward to welcoming in our pets later on in the topic.

If you have this text at home, please try not to read them to your child so we can leave some parts of the stories a surprise to our children!




Snack and Lunch
The school lunches have always proven popular with Reception children and we will be supporting all children to get to know the routines and systems at lunch time. We offer at least two choices for lunch each day, which children all choose each morning. Children can also choose to have a piece of toast at snack time, or a bacon sandwich on a Friday. Children are more than welcome to bring their own healthy snack in too. Parents can pay for snack by logging into ParentPay, all school lunches are free. 

If you have any issues accessing ParentPay, please get in touch with the school office. 


Phonics and Reading 
Read Write Inc.: Fred the Frog - Toy (Pack of 10):  9780199116553: Books
All children take part in a daily phonics session in the morning, and a daily guided reading session in the afternoon. On a Friday, children bring home either a 'Ditty' sheet or a reading book . Your child will have read this text at least 3 times during that week with an adult in school, so they should be quite familiar with it when they read at home. We encourage parents to read with their child every day. 


Meet the Numberblocks!

Numberblocks - CBeebies - BBC
Children in Reception will continue to take part in daily Maths sessions. The daily Maths session include direct teaching, carpet time, an investigation or practical activity, as well as continuous provision activities linked to the lesson. This term, we will continue a 'Mastering Number' programme to help deepen children's understanding of early number. Part of this programme follows the 'Numberblocks' series on CBeebies so feel free to watch any of the Numberblocks videos at home, or download the free app on a tablet or other device. 


How to help my child at home
We encourage learning through play wherever possible in Reception so if you would like to help your child at home, allow them opportunities to explore their surroundings, learn new vocabulary and grow from their interests. If you want some quieter time with your child, you can practise writing their name, reading a book, number or letter recognition and formation, or practise forming letters and shapes using ribbon, sand or with a pencil. 


We have P.E. on a Wednesday with a P.E. coach. P.E. kits can be kept in school each half term and children will get changed in school. As the weather starts getting colder, it might be worth sending in some long trousers/jogging bottoms and a jumper for your child to wear during their P.E. lessons. Please remember to label all clothes and shoes.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of us either by email or at drop-off and pick-up, and we will always be happy to help. 

Thank you,

Mrs Bennett and Mrs Cupples

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