Year Reception


Welcome to Reception Class!


Meet the team:

Class Teacher: Mrs Ulry

Early Years Support Worker: Miss Hobbs

Early Years Support Worker: Mrs Hunt

PPA cover: Mrs Keys-Stevens


Class Information

Curriculum Updates: 

Each term we will be posting an up to date curriculum overview. This will outline the learning opportunities available for your child throughout the term.

Curriculum Overviews (Robin Class)


Reading Information:



Coming soon...

We have recently purchased a brand new and fun Phonics program in Key Stage 1. StoryTime Phonics is a Letters and Sounds based program that teaches phonics through real texts. We are so excited about StoryTime Phonics as it encourages children to immerse themselves in books and links with our school vision to "Create Memories, Build Futures". All of the staff have had the StoryTime Phonics training and are now preparing the resources needed to implement this new way of teaching Phonics. This will be rolled out to the children and parents in Term 3!

For more information about StoryTime Phonics, please read our poster:  

StoryTime Phonics

StoryTime Phonics Info Sheet
Updated: 26/10/2019 3.45 MB


Class News!

Term 1 - Week 4:


What a wonderful week full of StoryTime Phonics in Foundation; munching marmalade toast, walking the pirate plank, finding Incy Wincy and driving fire engines whilst learning the phonemes m,p,I,n.  We had a very wet Welly Wednesday, we have sorted objects in Maths, explored senses in Science and so much more. We have been using our teamwork skills to work together this week and we have had such fun constructing roads and towers. Such a lot of learning; measuring our towers, counting the blocks and comparing them. Making patterns and brilliant balancing and solving problems.

I’m so excited for next week!


Term 1 - Week 3:

What a week we have had in Foundation! 

We have begun our Storytime phonic sessions and are busy learning new actions to help remember the phonemes. We have read 'My Pet Snake', 'The Big Sneeze' and 'Tip Tap the Dancing Cat' and played lots of games. Phonics is fun!



Term 1 - Week 2:

We have had a fabulous week in Foundation. We have been making friends, sharing and taking turns and learning all about conflict resolution.  We are having fun playing together and learning all about school. 


Term 1 - Week 1: 

Each year I am amazed by how well our newest and youngest children settle into school at this time of year and this year is no exception! 

Our Reception class have had a fabulous 3 days exploring the classroom environment, making new friends, and settling in. There is so much to learn and it has been so exciting. 

We have been learning about ‘The Word Collector’ by Peter H Reynolds. We have been completing activities focusing on our names, recognising our names, and finding the longest/shortest names in the class amongst many things. 

I have been so proud of our newest children this week. I can’t wait for next week! 

Mrs Ulry :)


You can listen to "The Word Collector" story, read by Barack and Michelle Obama here:







February Half Term Homework Fun!

Here are our favourite moments from Term 3...


Welly Wednesday - Every Wednesday Mrs Clarke leads outdoor learning. In this picture we are creating crowns using natural materials:

Music - Mr Meaney worked with us to complete some fun music activities! 

Write Dance - During this session we complete fun activities to improve our gross motor and fine motor skills!

Construction Time! We are given lots of opportunities to build throughout the day: 

Now Press Play! We have been using this fantastic new piece of equipment to transport us into different worlds!

Outside Exploration and Child Initiated Play: We are given lots of time to explore and investigate the world around us.