Reception Classes

Staff: Miss Fairclough and Miss Szerenczes (teachers)

Mrs Hall 1F, Mrs Tarrant 1S (TAs)


A warm welcome from our bright and happy reception classes. This is surely the most exciting and vital stage of the children's development and we take a great deal of pride in nurturing these young learners and preparing them for the rest of their school lives. All of the children in our care progress into happy, confident and resilient learners ready for new challenges later on.

As we are still new to the school we are still learning all about school. We have made lots of new friends, met lots of new adults, and learnt lots of new things. We will certainly continue to do this through all of our lessons; using stories, numbers, and play.

For more specific information, please see our phase team newsletter. Available here.


Please find below our minimum expectations for the children who join us for their Foundation Stage:

 Year R Maths
  • Count reliably to 20.
  • Order numbers 1 – 20.
  • Say 1 more/1 less to 20.
  • Add & subtract two single digit numbers.

 Year R Writing

  • I can write simple sentences which I can read and others can read.
  • I can write my name (correct upper and lower case).
  • I can use capital letters and full stops in my sentences.
  • I can write clear sentences.
  • I can hold my pencil correctly.
  • I can form letters correctly in words I know.
 Year R Reading
  • I know all my letters and sounds up to phase 4.
  • I can read some tricky words.
  • I identify rhymes and alliteration.
  • I join in with rhyming patterns.
  • I can read & understand simple sentences.
  • I can show understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
  • I can make basic predictions.
  • I can recognise the start and end of a sentence.
 Year R Oracy
  • I can talk about how a story starts.
  • I can talk differently to a friend and to the class.
  • I can use complete sentences to explain or describe things.
  • I can stand up in front of others and tell them about something that has happened to me.
  • I can co-operate and contribute when playing with others.
  • I can listen carefully to what is being said and repeat it.
  • I can know not to interrupt when someone else is saying something.