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Welcome to Reception!


Mrs Blogg is the class teacher and Mrs Lee is the teaching assistant. 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. visit our Early Years page.

Reminders for the Spring Term 2023


Arrival and Collection Times

We are continuing to use our one-way system to enter and exit school via the external Year R classroom door.


Children should arrive between 8.45am - 8.55am.

Children in Year R, 1, 3, 5 and 6 should be collected be collected at 3.25pm.

Children in Year 2 and 4 should be collected at 3.20pm.


Breakfast Club and After School Club

Children in Year R, 1 to 6 should arrive as normal and be taken to the 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 in Year R. 


Fit Friday P.E. 

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


Spring Term Learning

During the Spring term we will focus upon Dinosaurs and The Three Little Pigs.  Our newsletters will outline the activities your child will take part in, linked to the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.



In Reception, children learn to orally retell different types of texts using actions. We ask all parents to support children with learning these texts at home orally, so that children can use them to create their own versions. The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Reception. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. Please download the texts and practise retelling them at home with your child. Aim to retell the texts with actions and expression!


DateText TypeText Title
12th September 2022Cumulative TaleThe Little Red Hen
31st October 2022Cumulative TaleThe Gingerbread Man
9th January 2023Non-fiction TextDinosaur Egg Hunt
20th February 2023Traditional TaleThe Three Little Pigs




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

9th January 2023Counting to 10: including composition of each number
16th January 2023Counting: comparing quantities up to 10 in different contexts
23rd January 2023Counting: comparing quantities up to 10 in different contexts
30th January 2023Addition: deepening understanding of numbers up to 10
6th February 2023Comparing and ordering: comparing quantities up to 10
20th February 2023Counting: deepening understanding of numbers up to 10
27th February 2023Counting: number bonds to 10
6th March 2023Pattern: exploring and representing patterns with numbers up to 10
13th March 2023Measuring: lengths and heights
20th March 2023Capacity: developing language
27th March 2023Shapes: tangrams and describing shapes




In the Spring term, we will be learning our Phase 3 phonics graphemes using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme. We will also be continuing to learn tricky words (words which cannot be sounded out). 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. 

Arts Week in Reception Class!