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Meet The Early Years Team

Mrs D. Whelan (Class Teacher)
Mrs J. McNally (Teaching assistant)

Our Class Governor is Ms Gore.

Summer learning 



Miss C McNally has made this PowerPoint to help the children with the transition of coming back to school, please take the time to read it with your child before they return to school!

Please save all work that your child completes ready to bring back to school when we reopen as this can all be used as evidence. Even though we are not in school we would still love to see the amazing work your child has been doing, please feel free to send pictures of their work to our class email-

Here is an idea of a daily timetable, you do not have to follow this exactly.

Please see below our first summer term curriculum map.

Welcome back to all my hard working boys and girls. I hope you managed to enjoy your Easter holidays even though it would have been a little different from how you would normally have celebrated it. 

It is time to start working again and I hope to see lots of your work which your mums and dads will send to me.

I have been really impressed with all your work especially the baking that has been going on and all the fantastic writing- you are making such good progress with your phonics. I hope to see you soon via zoom. 

Be good for your mums and dads and keep safe.

In the event of school closure it is important that your child has some kind of structure to their day when they are at home. 

The mornings could begin with yoga or Go Noodle . It is important to continue with literacy and numeracy in the mornings. A session of phonics using phonics play, followed by a session of reading using the link for Oxford Reading  Owl . It is important to choose the correct phonic phase for your child when accessing phonics play and also choosing reading books from the e-book selection.- this is indicated on the front of their work folder. 

After literacy a numeracy activity should be chosen from their work folder or from the links below.  Topmarks is a very useful website especially for number games. At the moment we have been learning about 1 more 1 less. All you have to do is select the early years section and then choose the number section. We have also been learning about 2d and 3d shapes and also shape patterns

The afternoons should be spent choosing an activity from either the 100 indoor activities or from the large A3 activity sheet. I have also provided several Easter activities in their work folders to complete. Please remember all work completed must be returned to school so that the work can be fed into their learning journeys and used for assessment.
























Thank you to all parents for the fantastic world book day costumes. The children looked fantastic!!

Spring 2 curriculum map

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who turned up for our first chat,play and read. It was nice to see you all.

Year R have a new boy band.

Still image for this video

We have been learning about the weather in Year R and so we decided to have a go at recording our own weather reports.

Thank you to Oakley and Mione's daddy for making our new outdoor kitchen.

Chat,read and play

A big hello and warm welcome to all the new boys and girls who have started school. Also a very warm welcome to our parents. We hope that this year is going to be filled with lots of fun,curiosity, exploration and independent learning. It is important that your child settles into school life and feels safe. During the early days you can bring your child into the classroom and help to hang up their coats and put their book bags away in their trays. If you feel your child is happy to come into the classroom on their own please feel free to allow this to happen as this will speed up the transition and allow your child to become independent. If you need to speak to a member of the foundation stage team then we are available before school and after school for a quick chat. However if you need to speak at length then you will need to make an appointment. 


During the first few weeks the foundation stage team will be observing and talking to your child to get to know them and also make a baseline assessment so that we know what your child can already do and what they need to work on. Once this has been completed teaching and learning will begin.


When your child is ready for a reading book this will be sent home with a reading record book. It is very important that you hear your child read at least 3 times a week. Once you have read with your child can you please sign the reading record book and put it back in their book bag to be returned to school. The reading book must be available during the school day so that your child can read to a member of staff, volunteer helper or even their gardener.The reading book should last about 1 week and then it will be changed. 


P.E will be done every Thursday so please make sure that P.E bags are in school. The P.E bags can be taken home at the end of every half term to be washed.


Your child will be part of a house-Towneley,Queens, Scotts or Thompson. They will be given house points during the day for good work, being kind and helpful or anything else that needs to be recognised. We also have a behaviour chart so during the day your child may move onto a bronze, silver or gold medal. In the event of unacceptable behaviour your child may be shown a yellow card. If their behaviour then improves they will go back to the start of the behaviour chart. In the rare event of the behaviour not improving a red  card will be shown and a text will be sent to you to inform you of this behaviour. 


The reception class curriculum is very exciting and very hands on. We use a lot of resources such as ingredients for cooking and other items used for interesting mark making and items for topic work which in turn will help to improve fine motor control, aid mathematical development, language development and also improve creativity. We try our best to ensure children wear suitable aprons for the very messy activities but sometimes the children may forget or their aprons unfasten. I apologise in advance for any messy clothes! At least you know they are having fun.

I have posted some photos of the first group of children to start school and will post other photos later next week.