Reception Class 2021 - 2022

Miss Nieman

Miss O'nions

Welcome to Reception!
2021 - 2022


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EYFS Twitter

     Join our EYFS twitter page for daily updates! Take a look at the recognition we have recieved from 'Early Excellence' , 'Pie Corbett' to 'White Rose Maths'.


Story time Channel

Click on the link to hear Miss O'Nions read over thirty classic children's stories!




Summer 2  

This term, we will be focusing on the following texts as part of our 'Power of Reading' sessions.

Naughty Bus

We're Going On a Bear Hunt


Forest School and PE

We are now entering the warmer months and we continue to strive to be outdoors on a daily basis. The re-opening of the woodland area after the Autumn storms will allow us to continue our forest school sessions during this term. 

We have weekly PE lessons alongside our physical curriculum. We have yoga on Mondays and PE sessions on Fridays. Can you please ensure that your child has thier PE kit in school.



Reading and Phonics

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Reading is at the heart of reception. Children learn to read in a story-rich environment.  We share books every day and learn about the world through a range of fiction and non-fiction books. In the Summer 2 term, we will continue our transition to the 'Read Write Inc' scheme for phonics. All EYFS staff have been trained in the new scheme and the transition began from March. Phonics helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. For more information about 'Read Write Inc', please see link attached - Read Write Inc



We aim to introduce the children to maths through the use of concrete, pictorial, abstract methods to give children a deeper understanding of how mathematics works.  

The only way to achieve mastery is to build upon a solid foundation of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. To ensure a deep level of understanding, it is necessary to move through the curriculum at a different pace to the method used in previous years. 

The teaching of mathematics in the Foundation Stage consists of daily maths workshops that focus on specific areas of the subject. These sessions focus on counting, using number names in the correct order and recognising numbers in the environment. The children learn through a range of practical contexts using images, objects, stories, rhymes and songs to engage and promote the importance of number. The children are introduced to the language of ‘more or less’ and start to recognise simple shapes from everyday objects. They begin to develop early problem-solving skills to encourage them to use maths outside of the classroom. In Reception, Maths teaching is based on the EYFS curriculum and supported by the use of White Rose 'Mastery Maths' resources.

Our maths focus for the Summer 2 term will be, doubling, odd and even numbers and consolidating key skills.


Purple Mash 
Purple Mash - Kirkby C of E

Mini Mash is the safe online space for children in the Early Years to learn, create and explore. There are seven learning areas, in each area you’ll find a range of engaging content and tools that are perfect for developing your child's skills accross the Early Years curriculum.  Logins will be kept inside your child's reading record. -EYFS Purple Mash.png 


Our Team

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     Miss Nieman (Reception Teacher)                                Miss O'Nions (Reception Teacher)                                     Miss Dunphy (Teaching Assistant)

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Mrs McPhillips (Nursery Teacher and EYFS lead)                  Mrs Schumacher (Teaching Assistant).                               Mrs Curzon (Teaching Assistant)            





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