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Meet The Team

Welcome to Reception class! Here you will find our newsletters, photos of our topic work and any important information about our class. Please pop back here to see what we have been getting up to during the term.  

There are two Reception classes. 

Shooting Stars

Teacher: Mrs Julia Mollyneaux

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kelly & Mrs Nevins

Comet Class

Teacher: Mrs Jo Kilbey

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Emma Dales.

In the Reception classes, we are lucky enough to have and additional teaching assistant. Miss Sykes takes intervention groups and supports the children 1:1, in groups and during classroom activities when needed.

Class Information

Summer Term:

Welcome back! We hope that you all had a lovely Easter break and are ready for another busy term of learning and fun. This half-term we’re going to be looking at Pirates.

This term we will be talking about directions as we introduce the idea of a treasure map. We will be having a treasure hunt in the woods/playground to hunt down the treasure (chocolate coins) following the directions on the map. We will then draw our own treasure maps and direct our friends around our maps using vocabulary such as 'forwards', 'backwards' and 'turn'. We will be trying out some creative craft tasks this term linked to our pirate theme. We will be learning different techniques, using different mediums and using tools such as scissors, sellotape, paper, card, paint and glue. 

As scientist, we will explore and test what are the best materials for floating and sinking. We are hoping to make our own pirate boats and will test them in the river.

Phonics and Reading:

In Phonics, we will be continuing to build upon our phonetical knowledge through the Read, Write, Inc. programme within small focused groups. We will continue learning to apply our phonics skills within our writing, encouraging each other to use ‘Fred talk’ when both reading and writing.

In our reading focus, we will explore the text of Pirate love underpants, Captain Yellow belly, Goodnight Pirate and Pirate Pete.


In Maths, we will be learning more about numbers 9 and 10. We will be learning about odd and even numbers. We will also be revising our adding and taking away skills and using them to help us solve clues in our Pirate Role Play area.


Our PE day has now moved to a Friday morning. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school.

Important Dates:

Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday

Monday 8th May - Bank Holiday