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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.

Termly Newsletters & Information

Reminders for the Autumn Term 2023

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 Thursday and Friday. P.E. Kits should consist of jogging bottoms, shorts, a house-coloured t-shirt, jumper and trainers.



In Reception, children learn to retell a range of texts, with actions and expression! The table below highlights the 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
18.9.23Cumulative TaleThe Little Red Hen
 Cumulative TaleThe Gingerbread Man
 Non-fiction TextDinosaur Egg Hunt
 Traditional TaleThe Three Little Pigs
 InstructionsHow to Make a Crazy Cake
 FictionThe Way Back Home




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

2.10.23Comparing and Ordering



In the Autumn term, the children will be learning their Phase 2 sounds and starting to blend sounds in order to read short words, using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme. To find out more about how we teach phonics, please visit our phonics page


Mrs Vincent will be leading a parent phonics workshop for parents of children in Year R on Monday 25th September in the school library. Please attend at either 9am or 2.50pm (sign in at the main school office first please). 


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. 

Playing and Exploring