Welcome to the Reception Class area

Dear Parents,

Class Organisation

This year Reception will be taught by Mrs Elliott & Mrs Subritzky. Mrs Elliott will teach from Monday – Thursday and Mrs Subritzky will teach every Friday. In addition, we will have Mrs Midgley working with us as our Teaching Assistant every day.


If you feel there is something you would like to discuss with us (that is not urgent), please make an appointment or email us. Please remember that while we endeavour to check our e-mail on a daily basis, this may not always be possible, so please be patient if a response is required – we will deal with it. For issues requiring urgent attention please contact the school office.

Tracey Elliott (EYFS Leader & Class Teacher) Tracey.Elliott@dunnington.yorkschools.net

Edwina Subritzky (Class Teacher & SENDCo) Edwina.Subritzky@dunnington.yorkschools.net

Our Current Learning – Summer 2022

The over-arching theme for this term is ‘I wonder who lives there’, which should again allow us to focus on several mini topics. In Summer 1, we will be looking at ‘Into the Woods’, thinking mainly about minibeasts. We will be looking at caterpillars, butterflies, worms and snails and other minibeasts in line with the children’s interests. We will finish the half term with celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This half term we will be focussing on ‘Journeys‘, thinking about both London and Dunnington, as well as looking at maps and map making. We will then move on to study life ‘Under the Sea‘, which will culminate in our seaside trip to Robin Hood’s Bay at the end of the term. The plans are shown in more detail in the Summer 2 Overview below. If you have any of the ‘possible texts’ that you would be happy for us to use in class alongside the children’s interests, then please do let us know.

EYFS Medium Term Plan – Summer 2

EYFS Medium Term Plan – Summer 1

EYFS Welcome letter Summer 2022

Curriculum Overview 2021-22

For further details of our current learning in each area throughout the year, please see the updated Curriculum Overview below.

Curriculum-Overview 2021-22

Our Learning – Spring Term 2022

The over-arching theme for Spring is ‘I wonder how things change and grow’, which should again allow us to incorporate a vast array of mini-topics. In Spring 1 we will be looking at ‘Amazing Animals’, thinking firstly about animals we might find in polar regions and colder climates to enable us to discuss a change of season. We will then be moving on to look at animals from other areas (jungle and farm animals) in line with the children’s interests.

In Spring 2 we will be looking at ‘Growing’ and will be thinking about changes that are happening in Spring and how we can enjoy growing things outside (and inside!) We will also look at how we have grown and changed ourselves since birth, and will try to look at healthy choices including looking after our teeth, as we grow.

Our Learning – Autumn Term 2021

The over-arching theme for Autumn is ‘I wonder what is special’. Whilst we follow a long term plan, we are led by the children’s interests and so topics are always subject to change. We are starting the year looking at ‘All About Me’, thinking about our ‘unique’ selves and our feelings; we will then be moving on to look at families and friends. This will really allow the children to get to know one another and share their thoughts and feelings on a topic they can discuss more easily.

In Autumn 2, we are looking at ‘Celebrations’. We will begin by looking at Diwali and Bonfire Night and will also look at Remembrance Day and Christmas celebrations during the half term. We will also continue thinking about families, friends and pets. It is sure to be a busy half term!

General Information & Letters

EYFS Welcome letter Autumn 2021



Early Reading in Reception (Phonics information)


NELI letter (Reception)

Information letter re Little Wandle

Information letter re E-library

EYFS Welcome letter Spring 2022

Little Wandle Parents Info session (16th Feb 2022)

EYFS Medium Term Plan – Spring 2