St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts


Welcome to Reception!

The Reception Unit has two classes, Oak and Elm,
with the children accessing learning across the whole unit. 

This page will provide information on this terms topic,
links to websites, useful resources and important information. 


       Oak Class                                   Elm Class 

Miss Mathieson                                 Mrs Carr


Our topic for our second Autumn half term is 

'People who help us'.


We will be learning all about different occupations in our community and how people in these occupations can help us in the community. We will also be exploring what occupation we would like to do when we grow up.


This is an exciting half term in Reception where the children will be learning about Goldilocks and the three bears story during Literacy and continuing to learn our sounds during phonics. We are beginning to blend the sounds to read and write words both in Literacy and phonics.


In Numeracy we will be exploring numbers, accurate counting and using different ways to represent from one to five. We will be beginning to make number bonds to understand how numbers can go together to make a certain number. We will also be introducing shapes and exploring what shapes we can find in our environment.


Our PE sessions are as follows:

Elm- Monday and Thursday 

Oak-Monday and Tuesday.






Our newsletters are sent out at the beginning of each half term. Please look out for them as they contain information about upcoming events as well as topic information. You can read our latest newsletter here.

Parent Reading days.

We are pleased to invite you to come and read with your child each morning. We will be running daily sessions in your child's key worker groups and these sessions will run from 8:45am-8:55am.


Please find below a table which will tell you which key worker group is running a reading session on which day:


Monday  Mrs Carr
Tuesday  Mrs Deshmukh 
Wednesday  Miss Mathieson 
Thursday  Mrs Patel
Friday  Miss Heywood 


We hope to see you all there!

Our Gallery for October and November!

Our EYFS Gallery September and October 2018-2019

Highlights from the academic year 2017-2018.

Home learning fun!


Please use the websites below for some home learning fun. Encourage your child to continue to read, write and count as they enjoy their weekend adventures.


Star of the Week and Oscar Winners!

Please see our parents board (in the cloakroom for this week's winners!  


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