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 first spring half term is 

'We're going on a bear hunt'.


We will be learning all about different animal habitats and exploring the reason why the animals choose to live in these habitats. We will be exploring animal habitats we may see in our local area and the animals who live in these habitats. We will also be completing the Great British Bird Watch and counting the amount of different birds we can see.


This is an exciting half term in Reception where the children will be learning about We're going on a bear hunt story during Literacy and continuing to learn our sounds during phonics. We will be using this story to extend our writing skills to now begin to write sentences. We will be using our phonic knowledge and skills to decode and write words for our sentences and learning the basic sentence writing skills.


In Numeracy we will be exploring numbers, accurate counting and ordering to 20 and beyond. We will be continuing to make number bonds to five and then extending to ten to understand how numbers can go together to make a certain number. We will also be learning about shapes and exploring what shapes we can find in our environment. We will also be introducing pattern, we will be looking at different patterns and how to create a pattern. 


Our PE sessions are as follows:

Elm- Tuesday and Wednesday 

Oak-Wednesday and Thursday.






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!

For further information and support to help your child pronounce their phonetic letter sounds please visit the below website:


Read Write Inc Phonics support

Our gallery for December and January!

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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