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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 Summer 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


To be able to use counting on as a strategy for addition.


To be able to count forwards and backwards within 10.

To recognise 1 more and 1 less.


To be able to count to and from 20.


To be able to double numbers 1–5.

To be able to recognise doubles and non-doubles.


To be able to halve sets of items and even numbers by sharing into 2 equal groups.

20.5.24To be able to recognise and understand odd and even numbers.
27.5.24HALF TERM

To be able to understand the mass of different objects.


To be able to describe and compare different capacities.


To recognise 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins. To pay for items using a combination of these coins. To calculate change from 10p.


To be able to collect and represent data sets.


To be able to develop problem-solving skills.

To focus on word problems.


To focus on word problems.



In the Summer term, the children will be revisiting their Phase 3 sounds and continuing to blend sounds in order to read Phase 3 and 4 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. 

The Treehouse Study Centre School Trip Photos