Please check out the Home Learning page for your weekly work. If you have any problems or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us. We are all missing you.


Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Summer Term. We hope you are keeping well and safe in these uncertain times. We really miss the children and hope they and you are doing well.

Please find your child's weekly work on our Home Learning page- try to complete the activities set out in the timetable but do not panic if you cannot get through them all. Remember you cn also use all of the links which are available on this class page to support your child with their learning at home.

If you have any problems or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks for your continued support. We hope to see you all soon; stay safe.

Mrs Rowley and Mrs Purdue


How to support Home Learning

Coronavirus A Book For Children

Click here to read the story of Coronavirus

Click on the picture below to watch a video which explains the corona virus for children

Work to do at home

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have put together some resources you may want to use during this time when your child is not at school. Please keep them at home. There are a mixture of numeracy and literacy activities.

Please try and do some reading with your child as well.

Here are some good websites you may want to use with your child:

Religious Education

Easter in Matthew's Gospel

KS1 RE Resources

 Literacy and Numeracy (various activities) 

Literacy (online books)

CBeebies Little Learners Literacy


Mr Throne Does Phonics – Letters and Sounds's%20phonics&qs=AS&form=QBVR&sp=1&pq=mr%20thorne's%20phonics&sc=5-19&cvid=963E8BFE33CB4FD2B8E49FBF9D96E915

CBeebies Little Learners Numeracy

Various topics

CBeebies Little Learners Art


Hungry Little Minds – Activities for 0-5 Year Olds


e-safety activity for children aged 4-5

e-safety activity for children aged 4-7


Above all else we hope you remain well and safe and please take care of each other.

Best wishes

From all of the Reception team


Welcome to Amber Class!

Our class teacher is Mrs Rowley and our adult is Mrs Purdue. 

Reading Meeting PowerPoint 2020

Early Years Foundation Stage 2020

A day in the life of Reception 2020

Development Matters PDF Document



Communication and language:

  • Interact with others, negotiating plans and activities and taking turns in conversation

  • Circle time, speaking and listening and turn taking

  • Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events




  • Phase 3: Learning two new digraphs per week.

  • Beginning to learn the letter names.

  • Small group teaching  to recap over the sounds / words children are unsure of extend into sentence writing and story writing.

  • Books about Animals : Book of the week.

  • Children to take home a library book to share and a reading book, based on their phonic knowledge.


  • During structured play children will have free access to a wide variety of writing tools and materials .

  • Hand and finger exercises, clapping. etc.

  • Daily shared writing.

  • Develop fine motor skills- jigsaws, threading beads.

  • Weekly writing focus based on the book of the week.

  • Encourage all children to have a go at writing.


  • Number songs and rhymes and stories.

  • Addition and subtraction problems.

  • Focus on the language of more and less.

  • ICT: I Pad, Expresso and specific number programs.

  • Use the role play area to develop counting skills

  • Halving, sharing and doubling

Shape, Space and Measure:

  • Different ways of sorting and analysing information.

  • Looking at growth and height charts.

  • 3D shapes.

  • Coins and money.

  • Positional language.

Our topics this term will be 'A Virtuous Life'

Children will begin to lead their own acts of worship

Exploring and using media and materials:

  • Develop fine motor skills- painting, charcoal, drawing etc. Recognise Primary colours.

  • Work with a variety of collage materials.  

  • Create own pictures from paints.

  • Look at different artists including Andy Warhol and Bruce Grey.  Interpret African and Indian Art.

  • Use boxes and resources to make own models

Being imaginative:

  • Books about Animals in the reading area.  

  • The role play area is currently a fairytale / banquetting castle.

  • Use musical instruments to create sounds heard in the environment. 



Moving and Handling: 

  • Have access to a variety of large equipment: caterpillar, slide, tyres etc.

  • Moving and handling : Throwing & catching, balancing & skipping.

  • In PE focusing on Dance and performing a dance to music.

  • Develop body management skills- static and dynamic balancing, stopping and landing.

  • Fine Motor Skills : Dress dolls, zips, buttons and fasteners on coats, drawing patterns and using scissors to cut.

Health and Self-care:

  • Develop independent  dressing.

  • Recognising changes that occur when we exercise.

  • Healthy eating.




  • ICT – going to ICT room and using simple packages. Using the computer 

People and Communities:

  • People who help us.

  • Visit from PC Doris who explains how the police help us.

The World:

  • Observing changes that take place with caterpillars.

  • Talk about weather patterns for Spring / Summer.

  • Life Cycles of different animals.

  • Changing materials

  • Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas, e.g. building up a role-play activity with other children.

  • Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.

  • Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.

  • Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.

  • Can select and use activities and resources with help.

  • Welcomes and values praise for what they have done.

  • Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.

  • Is more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations.

  • Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community.

  • Shows confidence in asking adults for help.   

  • Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.

  • Begins to accept the needs of others and can take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others.

  • Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met.

  • Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.





Edward De Bono

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!


Habits of Mind
The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.


Visual Maps
The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.



Please have a look at our timetable and newsletter!


For more information about the curriculum please contact your child's teacher.

Class Timetable 2018 2019

Curriculum Map Autumn 2018

Newsletters Autumn 2018

Class Timetable 2019

Curriculum Spring 2019 Reception

Spring Term Newsletter 2019




Class Timetable Summer 2019


This was our successful Reception Reading Meeting 2018