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Welcome to Reception!


Mrs Vincent and Miss Lamb are the class teachers and Mrs Lee, Mrs Smith and Mrs Racher are the teaching assistants across the Year R and 1 Base. On this page you will find information about Reception class news, pictures of things we've done and more.

Early Years

To find out more about Early Years at St Luke's, please visit our Early Years page.

Reminders for the Spring Term 2024

Arrival and Collection Times


All children should enter and leave school via the external Year R/ 1 base doors.

All children should arrive between 8.45am – 8.55am.  

All children should be collected at 3.20pm. 


Breakfast Club & After School Club -  Children in Breakfast Club should arrive as normal and be taken to Breakfast Club room. They will be taken to their Classroom ready for lessons. Breakfast Club will be open from 7.45am. After School Club will be open until 5.45pm. 



We will provide this equipment where required.



Children in Class R will need to ensure that their P.E. Kit is in school on a Wednesday and Friday. P.E. Kits should consist of jogging bottoms, shorts, a house-coloured t-shirt, jumper and trainers.



As a school we use Maths No Problem. To find out more, visit to watch videos all about how we teach Maths at St Luke's. The table below highlights the topics that we will be learning in Year R in the Spring Term.



Focus Topic

8.1.24Counting beyond 20 and to understand 0 as an empty set

To count to 10 forwards and backwards

To understand ordinal numbers and be able to name positions, e.g. first, second, third, etc.


To represent numbers on a five and ten frame.

To match number names to numerals and to representations on ten frames up to 10.

To write numbers to 10.

29.1.24Addition to 10

To compare quantity.

To count on and back to find 1 more and 1 fewer.

To be able to order numbers to 10.

12.2.24HALF TERM

To be able to say one less than a number to 10

To be able to create number bonds to make 7–10.


To be able to say number bonds to 10

To be able to copy, continue and create AAB, ABC and AABC patterns.


To recognise numbers 11,12,13,14 and 15

To be able to measure end-to-end length, compare lengths and use non-standard units of measurement.


To recognise numbers 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20

To be able to use the language ‘empty’, ‘full’ and ‘half full’ to describe how much is in a container.


To order numbers to 15

To be able to compose 2D shapes using tangrams and pattern blocks.


To order numbers to 20

To be able to recognise 3D shapes and to build with 3D shapes.



In the Spring term, the children will be learning their Phase 3 sounds and continuing to blend sounds in order to read words, using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme. To find out more about how we teach phonics, please visit our phonics page


Our Class Country

We will be learning all about Great Britain. We will investigate where it is in the world and find out facts about what it is like to live in Great Britain.

Our Classroom Environment

Through our engaging and stimulating classroom environment, children have lots of opportunities to play, explore, learn actively, create and think critically.