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Class 3 - Reception

Welcome to Class 3 - Reception

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. 


We're thoroughly enjoying reading about the 'Little Red Hen' in Class 3 and doing lots of activities around this story.

European Languages Day.

Tuesday 26th September was the European Languages Day. We celebrated this across the school and learned all about the language and culture of three European Countries: France, Spain and Germany. On this day we wore the colours of these countries.

Panto in School

On our first day back in school in the second half term we enjoyed a visit from a Pantomime company who put on a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. We very much enjoyed to this. What a fun way to start our second half term!

Class of 2017

Current Term's Curriculum Newsletter

Rec Sum 2 18(1)

Class 3 News

Welcome to our new and exciting website!

We hope you find our page very informative, interesting and enjoyable.

Any suggestions for additions to our page and/or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Kirkham & Miss Telfer

Early Years Foundation Stage

British Values - EYFS



Jolly Phonics Video.mp4

New Intake Meeting Information

Internet Safety Week

Internet Safety Week was on the 5th February. In school we discussed the benefits of the internet as well as how to keep safe online and on our phones.

Below is a powerpoint shown to parents at the KS2 Poetry Recitals detailing how to keep your children safe online. We hope you find this useful.


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


Christmas Nativity

All of the children in Classes 2 and 3 did so well to learn their lines, song and actions for the Nativity. We thought they put on an excellent show. Well done to all. Here they are looking the part in their costumes.

Jack and the Beanstalk

What better way to start our second half term than with an energetic, modern pantomime show.  The children (and the teachers) thoroughly enjoyed the interactive performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. As well as being entertained, we were inspired and children across the school are writing their very own version of the tale. Here are some photos from the wonderful morning. See if you can spot two of our teachers putting on a show with the performers...

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