Reception Class 
The Pink Bubble!

If your child is due to join Reception class in September, please click here.


Class Teacher & Early Years Leader = Miss Peers

Early Years Practitioners = Miss Brown & Mrs Ball

Early Years Practitioner & PPA Cover = Miss Middleton

Please see this part of the page for regular updates on how you can support your child's learning at home.

Home learning will be added daily to Early Essence. You can access this on or download the app E2P+family.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me on: Many thanks, Miss Peers.


Phonics - home learning

Here are some resources which may be useful for you to use at home to support your child's Phonics learning. 

  • Phonics Play - go to Log in using the details: Username = jan21 Password =  home.
    Click the 'resources' tab at the top of the page and Phase 2 underneath. 
    Have a go at playing the following games:
    - Flashcards (Speed trial) = select the Phase 2 option - this activity could be done daily to help with the recognition of the letters which we have learnt so far.
    - Pick a picture = select the Phase 2 (sets1-5) option - this activity is to help children with reading words. They are to read the word and then find the matching picture. 

Reading - home learning

Here are some resources which may be useful for you to use at home to support your child's Reading. 

  • Oxford Owl - go to Click 'Oxford Owl for home' 
    Select the following options: level = book band - lilac

    There will be two options of lilac level books: The Haircut and Dad's birthday. Select one book (you may need to create an account to read these books). 
    Have a go at telling a story. Repeat the same book for 1 week. 

Our Class Prayer!

Our Learning achievements!

Mark-making / Early WritingChildren develop their pencil control by creating different marks and patterns. They then progress to writing letter shapes before building up to words and simple sentences. We have a new addition of a Message Centre in our Reception classroom this year which is developing children's love for writing. 

Maths - We follow the White Rose Maths in Reception. Children progress their Maths skills at a pace which is suited to their needs. They also have time to develop their knowledge into a Mastery approach. 

RE - We follow a scheme of work called The Way, The Truth, The Life as part of the Leeds Diocese. There is a different topic taught each half-term. We also follow Catholic values and engage in circle time activities to develop our understanding of these. Children learn to say prayers and take part in a weekly collective worship.

CreativeChildren learn how to use different skills throughout the year and become independent in using these. We love to see what creations the children produce.

Outdoor LearningOutdoor learning is just as important as learning inside. We love our outdoor garden and we also have access to our school Nature area. We access outdoor learning at least twice a day. 

Bonfire Night celebrations - We teach the children about different celebrations throughout the year. 

Forest Fridays - Every Friday we take part in Forest Fridays. The children go over to our Nature Area and we engage in Forest Schools activities delivered by Miss Peers. This is lots of fun! 

Reading Meeting

Please see the powerpoint below which we would normally share with you at a Reading Meeting. This powerpoint and the documents included in your child's book bag will provide you with guidance and support needed on how to read with your child. If you have any questions, please come and ask. 

 2020 - A guide to reading at home.pdfDownload
 2020 - Reading letter.pdfDownload
 Copy of reading at home.pdfDownload
 Letter sets - explanation.pdfDownload
 Reading Record Guide Sheet.pdfDownload
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 In case of closure of our bubble, home-learning will be put here on the website. 

Termly Newsletters


September 2020

We are really looking forward to welcoming families and children to Reception class (the pink bubble). 

Below is a social story which we would love for you to share with your child before they start school. This will explain and prepare your child for the routines which will be in place in order to keep us all safe.