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St Laurence's

C of E Primary School

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Welcome to the Reception page. 


The Year Reception staff

Reception teachers: Miss Good, Mrs Douggan and Mrs Gaylor. 

Miss Thomas will be returning from maternity leave next term. 

Reception teaching assistants: Miss Mulcahy and Miss Patrick.
Miss Ward and Miss Ladbrooke: SEND Support.



Key information

- PE is every Wednesday. Please remember to send your child to school with their named P.E kit in a bag.

- We change reading books weekly. Please remember to bring your reading bag into school every day and read with your child as frequently at home as you can.

- Keep an eye on 'EvidenceMe' for regular observations of your child. Remember that you can also send us observations!

- Our email is if you need to contact us directly. smiley


Yearly Overviews

Autumn Term

During the first couple of week's of the Autumn term, we focus solely on settling the children into their new school. The children will spend time with their new class and teachers, exploring their new and exciting classroom. 


Throughout the first half-term, we offer a rich and stimulating curriculum through the topic 'Marvellous Me'. The children will learn about themselves and their families, focusing on how we are all different and special. In the second half term, our topic is 'Superheroes'. This exciting topic enables us to learn about different people who help us. During this topic, we welcome firefighters, nurses and the police into our school, to deliver educational talks with the children.


In English, our core texts compliment our termly topics. Our core texts include: Monkey Puzzle, The Great Big Book of Families, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Supertato, Fire Fighters and The Nativity Story. As well as our core texts, we engage regularly in story time with books of our choice, to develop a love of books and reading.


Spring Term


In the Spring term, we move on to the topic 'Near and Far'. During the first half term, we focus on where the children in Reception come from, our local area, where our school is, how we can travel to different places and different interests that we have inside and outside of school. In the second half term we broaden our knowledge as we explore the world map; focusing on India. We will taste traditional foods, learn to dance to bhangra and explore Indian art and life in a different country.


In English, we focus on the books: Lucy & Tom, Little Red Riding Hood, On the Way Home, The Runaway Chapati, Rapunzel and Festival of Colours. 

Summer Term

For the final term, our topic's are 'Down On the farm' and 'Curious Creatures'. The children get to explore life on a farm first hand, with our exciting school trip to the farm. We learn about animals we might find on a farm, what living things need to grow and we also investigate the life cycle of chickens! In the second half-term, we continue learning about animals, but we investigate minibeasts we can find in our garden, including watching the amazing life cycle of a butterfly in our classroom, as well as learning about creatures we would find deep in the sea!


Our core texts this term include: Egg to Chicken, Oliver's Vegetables, Jack and the Beanstalk, Twist & Hop, Minibeast Bop, The Bad Tempered Ladybird and Someone swallowed Stanley. 

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