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 and dates. 


       Oak Class                                   Elm Class 

Miss Mathieson                                 Mrs Carr


A  very warm welcome to all the new children and families that are starting their learning journey at St.Stephen's.


Our topic for our very first half term is 

'All about me!'


During this first half term we will be learning about ourselves. We will be exploring making relationships in our new classroom and exploring the rules and routines of our new school. We will also be learning about our bodies and how to look after them. We will also be looking at different celebrations from many cultures and learning to respect each other's beliefs. In our church school we will be celebrating each others diversity and enjoying looking into our own faith's but also that of others.


This is an exciting half term in Reception where the children will be learning about, The Runaway Chapatti story during Literacy and beginning to learn sounds during phonics to help with our reading and writing. We will be using this story to develop our writing skills and our phonological awareness through identifying initial sounds. We will also explore other stories that are written in a similar way. 


In Numeracy we will be exploring numbers, accurate counting and ordering from 0-10. We will be also looking at different ways to represent numbers and how we can count more than just objects. We will be counting real life objects in order to show the children that any items can be counted. We will be beginning to identify more and less through their visual representation.



Our PE sessions are as follows:

Elm- 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.

Home Reading!


While at school we will send home a home reader with your child for you to help with their reading. It is very important and a vital part of your child's education to practise reading at home. This will help to improve your child's identification of their sounds, blending and segmenting words and improve their fluency of reading. 


The first set of books we send home with your child are usually picture books fro your child to talk through with you. Throughout the book it is important to ask your child simple questions in order to check their understanding.


Should you need any help at all please do not hesitate in speaking to a member of staff who will be more than happy to help.

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


Read Write Inc Phonics support

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.




Our gallery for the academic year 2018-19

Our Gallery for 2018-19

Our EYFS Gallery 2018-2019

Highlights from the academic year 2017-2018.

Star of the Week and Oscar Winners!

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


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