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Reception Alder

We are Reception Alder!

 Our class teachers are Mrs Windle and Mrs Hayes and our teaching assistant is Mrs Mills.

There are 20 children in our class.  



Remote Learning

If you are isolating with Covid and well, you are still expected to complete your learning.  Click on links below to see the weekly learning planners and work set for each day.

Early Years


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the curriculum that we follow which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. The EYFS will provide the children with a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. There are three primary areas which are Physical Development, Communication and Language and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. There are four specific areas which are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. The children will be given lots of opportunities to develop their own play and independent exploration.

Our Class Codes

Be Safe and Happy

Be Respectful 

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Reading Books

Children will have an individual reading and library book to take home weekly. They have already read the book at school so please help them to practise reading it at home. Don’t forget to write a comment so that we can see that they have read. When they have read 25 books at home, they are awarded the bronze Reading Olympic certificate in assembly. The next challenge is to read 50 books for the silver award and then 100 books for the gold award.



Homework will be set every week on Class Dojo on a Wednesday.  It will consolidate an activity we have been learning in school.  Please return by the following Wednesday.  Thank you!



Our Targets

  • I can write my own name
  • I can put my coat on myself 
  • I can eat my dinner using a knife and fork 
  • I can count and recognise numbers to 5 
  • I can join in with nursery rhymes and some stories 

British Values

As part of our British Values in Reception we will be learning about Democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together.  One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes for example a class vote for who will be part of the School Council. The importance of valuing each others feelings and views will be embedded in the day to day learning. The children will be taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom. This will also be linked to the wider community such as the police and people who help us.


Children will always encouraged to think about their actions and make good choices. As part of our topics such as All About Me, we will be learning about how we are all different and how this should be celebrated. Children will be encouraged as part of their self confidence and self awareness to feel confident to express their needs and opinions. Mutual respect and tolerance will be part of the underpinning the values in Reception. An ethos of inclusion will be embedded where the children are sensitive to the needs and beliefs of others. This will be encouraged through the importance of sharing and respecting opinions. 

Take a look at our timetable!




Topic overview of the year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Marvellous me

Let's celebrate!

Frozen (winter)

Traditional takes

In the garden

Near and far

Here is a photo of our reading corner.


Our author of the term is Martin Waddell. 





Website Links 

Here are some useful website links to use as a family


The Booktrust- stories and activities linked to books



Phonics Play- phonics games and learning activities



Espresso - Games and videos to support all learning areas



Go Noodle- Fun dances and PE activities