Reception 2018 - 2019

Miss Barlow

Mrs Rea

Welcome to Reception's class page



Teachers & Teams

Mrs Till (Class Teacher) – Red Team

Miss Graystone (Class Assistant) – Yellow Team

Mrs Green (1:1 Class Assistant)

Mrs Clarkson (PPA cover on a Thursday)


Mrs Rea (Class Teacher) – Blue Team

Mr Shaw (Class Assistant) – Green Team

Miss Critchlow (Maternity Cover Teacher)

Mrs Gray (PPA cover on a Thursday)


PE will be on a Monday morning, please ensure your child has their PE bag in school at all times, we will send these home at half term for a wash.  

Reading Challenge

Children in Reception are expected to read at home at least 5 times per week.  For each time they read and it is recorded in their school planner (signed by an adult), they receive a stamp.  When they complete the 5 reading sessions per week, they gain a sticker.  If they receive 12 stickers by the end of the Autumn term (one for each week at school with an allowance of two weeks where the full reading quota may not have been met), they will be included in the Reading Treat.  This is where the children choose their activity for an afternoon at the end of the term and also receive a certificate.


Weekly Update: 20/12

Science Week: It has come to that time of year again when we are looking for volunteers to come into school for Science week w/b 11th March. During Science week all children throughout school carry out experiments, have workshops and talks that link to areas of the curriculum. We are looking for any volunteers who would like to come into school and carry out a short activity with the children which relates to science/engineering. This could be with the Reception class or if you would like to carry out an activity with another year group then please let us know.  Thank you for your continuous support.

Our new topic is animals. If you have a pet, please bring a photo into school to share and discuss with the class. 

If you would like to be a 'Mystery reader' after christmas please contact your child's class teacher to arrange an availble date.

Request for helpers: Please let us know if you would like to come into school in the afternoons from 1:00 to read with children.




Well, what a fantastic first week back it has been! Throughout this week we have been playing in our class farm, subtracting within 10, creating and decorating farm animals, caring for animals at the vets and we also had lots of special visitors.
In phonics this week we have learned the sounds oa, oo and ar. The children have been working very hard to apply these sounds and recognise these sounds within words. During their own choosing time the children have also been writing in their royal writer books where they have also been working hard to apply their phonics.

We have also had a visit from the police PCSO Steve and Spike. The children thought of some great questions to ask the police men and enjoyed talking to the police officers about how to stay safe.

Mrs Rea also visited the class with little baby Lucy! The children and staff loved seeing Mrs Rea and  Lucy and after Mrs Rea left some children went straight into the home corner and looked after and fed the babies.

We have also done lots of singing, moving and dancing this week as well! The children have worked in small groups to perform animal songs. The children used instruments to sing-a-long to ‘Old McDonald had a farm’ and performed it in front of the class. They were all very brave and confident
Below are a few more pictures of what the children have been up to.

The Reception Team


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Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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