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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and Mrs Subritzky will teach every Thursday. In addition, we will have Mrs Midgley working with us as our Teaching Assistant every day. We will also have support during the week from both Mrs Downing and Mrs Cathcart, Teaching Assistants.


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.

Curriculum Overview 2023 – 24

For an overview of our learning in each area throughout the year, please see the Curriculum Overview below.

Curriculum-Overview 2023-24

Our Learning – Summer Term 2024

The over-arching theme for Summer 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, ladybirds, worms, snails, spiders and bees as well as other minibeasts in line with the children’s interests.

The plans for this half term are shown in more detail in the Summer 1 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 1 2024

Our Learning – Spring Term 2024

The over-arching theme for Spring was ‘I wonder how things change and grow’, which allowed us to incorporate a vast array of mini topics.

In Spring 1, we looked at ‘Amazing Animals’, thinking firstly about animals we might find in UK – in farms and as pets. We then looked at polar regions and colder climates to enable us to discuss a change of season and contrasted this with animals from warmer climates, such as Africa, when we also looked at basket weaving. We finished the half term looking at Chinese New Year (Year of the Dragon)

In Spring 2, we looked at ‘Growing’, 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.

The Spring plans are shown in more detail in the overviews below. 

EYFS Medium Term Plan – Spring 1 2024

EYFS Medium Term Plan – Spring 2 2024

Our Learning – Autumn Term 2023

The over-arching theme for Autumn was ‘I wonder what is special’. Whilst we follow a long term plan, we are led by the children’s interests where possible and so topics are always subject to change.

We started the year looking at ‘All About Me’, thinking about our ‘unique’ selves and our feelings, including lots of work on Zones of Regulation; and we then moved on to look at families and friends. This allowed the children to get to know one another and share their thoughts and feelings on a topic that they could discuss more easily.

In Autumn 2, we looked at ‘Celebrations’. We will begin by looking at Diwali and Bonfire Night and also looked at Remembrance Day and Christmas celebrations during the half term. We continued to think about families, friends and our own ‘superheroes’, including people who help us. With our Christmas performance as well, it was another busy half term!

The Autumn plans are shown in more detail in the overviews below. 

EYFS Medium Term Plan – Autumn 1 2023

EYFS Medium Term Plan – Autumn 2 2023

General Information & Letters

EYFS Welcome letter Autumn 2023


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