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Welcome to Class 3 - Reception

Welcome to our Class web page.

Our Class Team:

Class Teacher - Mrs Kirkham

Classroom Support - Miss Telfer



All about our Reception classes


We are always busy in Reception!  The children in Reception learn through cross-curricular themes, interwoven with the Christ Church CE friendly and caring Christian ethos, that are designed to follow the children’s interests and challenge each child to progress onto their next steps.  We are committed to promoting the highest levels of well being and involvement for our children.


We value the role of parents as children’s primary educators and work hard to build positive relationships between home and school.  Our school has a friendly open doors ethos and practitioners are available to talk to parents at the beginning and end of the day.  Parents are always welcomed into school and encouraged to discuss any concerns they  might have.  We endeavour to share information with our parents in many ways such as: informal chats, reading diaries, newsletters, our online observation tool '2Simple', half termly parent feedback forms, website updates and termly parents’ evenings.


In our Reception classes we recognise that young people learn best when they are active.  We understand that active learning involves other people, objects, ideas and events that engage and involve children for sustained periods.  Therefore, we believe that Early Years education should be as practical as possible and our Early Years department has an ethos of learning through play.  Play is a powerful motivator encouraging children to be creative and to develop their ideas, understandings and language.  Play is also flexible and able to suit the preferred learning style of the child.  It can provide multiple ways for children to learn a variety of different skills and concepts.  The children in Reception will experience both child initiated and adult directed play opportunities both indoors and outdoors. 


Teaching in Reception is an absolute pleasure! We feel confident that you will be amazed by the progress your child makes as they journey throughout the year towards becoming confident, independent and motivated learners. 

The Circus is Coming to Town!

Following the children's love of 'The Greatest Showman' we cannot wait to see their reactions once they see our new circus themed role play area! We have lots of props for them to practise their circus skills outdoors too and our visit to Blackpool Tower Circus will be the icing on the cake! 'This is the greatest show!'

Current Term's Curriculum Newsletter

Rec Sum 2-19(1)

Early Years Foundation Stage

British Values - EYFS



Jolly Phonics Video.mp4

New Intake Meeting Information

NSPCC Treasure Hunt

The children took part in a treasure hunt around our playground to raise money for the NSPCC

Christmas Play

Classes 2 and 3 have been working hard to learn their lines and songs for their Christmas play, 'Whoopsie-Daisy Angel'. We're looking forward to performing for you.


Mathletics is a great programme to use in school and at home. It is designed to develop and improve all areas of mathematics from arithmetic to problem solving. It will be targeted to your child's particular year group and ability. Children can access this at home using their own log-in and can earn certificates each week. The maths class with the most points in a week also recieves the Mathletics Trophy.

Here is a link


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