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Reception / Derbyn

Welcome to Reception Class! 


Croeso i dosbarth derbyn!



Meet the Team


Miss Irwin - Class Teacher



Miss Ashby - Teaching Assistant 



Miss Harris - Teaching Assistant and 1:1 support

Key Information 


Attendance and Punctuality
It is very important to attend school every day. If your child is feeling poorly or is unable to attend, please let the office know first thing in the morning.
School starts at 8:55am. Please arrive on time.

Pick up and Drop off
Our door will be open from 8:45am and children can be dropped off from then.

If a friend or family member is going to be collecting your child please inform the office or class teacher before home time at 3:00pm. 

Uniform and Clothing
Please wear school uniform every day, with the exception of P.E days.

Please send your child to school wearing a P.E kit on this day. We suggest joggers or leggings, a t-shirt, a jumper or hoodie and trainers.

Snack should be a piece of fruit or veg. Please also send in a refillable water bottle. Milk is available from school.

Homework will be set on a Thursday via the SeeSaw App. Please complete and upload by the following Tuesday.

What will we be learning? 


This term we will be settling the children into full time school and establishing routines. We will be focusing on phonics and basic maths to support the children in all areas of learning.




Phonics - We will be looking at Phase 2 sounds; learning to recognise, read and write them. The first set of sounds we will be learning are s a t p i n m d g o c k ck. We will be then working on blending (putting sounds together) to read and segmenting (breaking words into sounds) for spelling.



Maths – We will be focusing mainly on number this term but will also look at space, shape and measure. It is very important that children understand the place value of numbers in order to support them in all aspects of maths and numeracy.


IBL - This term we are going to be carrying 2 long term inquiries. We will be exploring ‘We are Special’ which will help us to get to know ourselves and others better. We will also be dipping into ‘We are explorers’ which will be mainly led by the children and what is going on in the world around us.


P.E -  On PE days, please wear a P.E kit to school. This term we will be focusing on fine and gross motor skills as well as coordinated movement.

P.E is every Wednesday.


Continuous and Enhanced Provision - When the children are not taking part in an activity led by an adult, we have lots of independent activities set up for the children to carry out. This gives children the opportunities to apply the skills they have been learning in context as well as develop independence.

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