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Peake - Reception 



Mrs Selby

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Pinard, Mrs Hardy and Miss Cottingham

Size of class


Year group/s


PE days

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Homework day

None, although regular reading and practise of keywords is recommended


Please click here to download the Curriculum Overview for Reception. Please see the class teacher for more information

Click on each term to download the class newsletter.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Useful Information

Welcome to Term 1

We are delighted to welcome you and your child into our Reception class and we are looking forward to a fun filled term ahead. Our main focus to begin with will be getting to know each other and helping your child to settle in to the routines of school life. Please remember that our door is always open if you have any questions!

Our main topic this term is ‘My Family and I’. Our Term 1 newsletter is available so you can see what else we are getting up to in school this term!

How to help at home


Please ensure your child has their Book Bag in school every day. We will put letters and information for you in here so please check it each night.

Your child will also be given a Reading Record Book to be kept in the book bag. This can also be used as a communication book between home and school. Please use this book to write any messages for us regarding queries you may have and if possible, mention you have written a note so we can reply quickly. If you would rather talk to us about something, please do not hesitate to come and find us before or after school.


To begin with, your child will bring home a picture book that they have selected from our class library. Please enjoy sharing this with your child and discuss the story with them. We change books every Monday to begin with and then twice a week as the year progresses. Once we have taught the single sounds, we will assess the children and begin to send levelled reading books home when they are ready for these.

Enjoy sharing picture books with your children. To help with your discussion, ask questions along the way e.g. What do you think will happen? Why? Do you think they should have done that? What did you enjoy about that story? Can you think of another story where that happened too?


  • Play board games that involve rolling one or two dice, counting on numbered squares or dominoes.
  • Look for numerals in the environment e.g. phone numbers, house numbers, times, speed signs.
  • Compare the weight and size of different objects and putting them in order from largest to smallest or heaviest to lightest.