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Reception Class are taught by Mrs Clark (Monday to Wednesday) and Miss Bell (Thursday and Friday), supported by Mrs Tallentire.

In Reception Class we aim to provide a stimulating, caring and secure environment where the children are introduced to school life. The classroom is organised in such a way that it invites the children to explore different areas of the curriculum. Children are encouraged to experience all areas through teacher led and child-initiated activities.

EYFS Foundation Stage

The six areas of learning in the Foundation Stage are: Mathematical Development; Communication, Language and Literacy; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Knowledge and Understanding of the World; Creative Development; Physical Development. Children in the Foundation Stage also have access to the outdoor curriculum which integrates and brings alive the curriculum in a purposeful and stimulating way. Pupil’s progress is monitored throughout the year to ensure early learning goals are achieved and that every child is fulfilling their true potential.
If you want to know what we are doing, please read our curriculum overview for the current term.

Below is some information that you may find helpful, including a book list for maths and an ideas leaflet from DREME (Development and Research in Early Math Education) which gives handy tips for bringing maths into mealtimes, tidy up time and other daily routines in the home.
Maths Picture Books for Early Years Maths
Early maths at home ideas

It is essential that children remember the rules about ‘Staying Safe Online‘. At St. Cuthbert’s we encourage all children to be safe online, should you require any information please do not hesitate to contact the school or take a look at our Online Safety information page.

Little Wandle – Revised Letters and Sounds

Little Wandle – Revised Letters and Sounds is our new phonics and reading programme. Class teachers have sent information home to parents and held an information evening in the school hall. Below are some useful reference sheets.

Reception Reading Meeting – Little Wandle – Revised Letters and Sounds

User instructions – provides details of how to access your child’s Big Cat e-books

Recommended Reading Books

Please visit The School Reading List to view other recommended titles.

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