Welcome to the Reception Class area

Here you will find useful information about topics, events and activities happening in our classes. We hope your browsing is enjoyable and informative. In our classes we have:

  • Mrs C Gilderdale
  • Mrs L Midgley
  • Mrs Rowntree

Email Contact

Please be aware that staff will endeavour to check emails each day but this cannot be guaranteed, so for urgent matters, please leave a message with the school office.

Mrs Gilderdale’s email address is caroline.gilderdale@dunnington.yorkschools.net

Useful Information for Parents and Carers

Typical EYFS timetable 2019-2020

Weekly Checklist

Dazzle the Dragon slips

Teaching Reading and Spelling in EYFS


Curriculum Overview 2019-2020

Thematic Overview Reception Spring 1 2020

Thematic Overview Reception Spring 2 2020


This Spring half term, our main topics are  All Things Bright and Beautiful and Easter/New Life.

Thank you for completing last term’s Topic Review and Pre-Learning Task with your child. It’s so good to know what the children have particularly enjoyed and also to have the opportunity to gather their ideas for this term’s Topic. This helps to steer my planning around their interests. Learning objectives can always be adapted to fit any theme!

You may like to do some further research at home with your child. Please see our Thematic Overview on this page for ideas. We always love to share any work done outside the classroom setting. Also, if you have any resources or books on these themes, we would love to borrow them please.

Thank you for your continued support,

Caroline Gilderdale