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Reception Class

Curriculum Overview 2022-23

Welcome to Reception 

Morning Drop-off

Thank you for your support and patience in dropping your children off at school. We understand that the children entering the cloakroom independently may be quite different to what they were used to at nursery, however all children are already completely competent in the morning routine of hanging up their things, changing in to their pumps, putting their water bottle and book bags in trays, and entering the classroom.

3.15pm Pick-up

At 3.15pm, the children have been leaving the classroom via the ‘Garden’ door in to the Reception play area, one at a time. They are asked to sit patiently until we call their name when we can see their adult. We are getting quicker as we go! If someone new to us is picking up your child, or there is a change to the usual routine, please let us know at morning drop-off, via the office or email.

At home-time and after school, please do not allow your children to play on the climbing frame or other equipment in the ‘Garden’ area or on the school field. This is for health and safety and insurance reasons. Thank you

Outdoor Learning

In Reception we love to be outside in our garden, exploring on the field or visiting our Conservation Area. We try to go outside in all weathers (and particularly enjoy the rain!) so, if you haven’t already, please provide your child with an all-in-one waterproof suit or a waterproof coat and trousers, along with wellies to avoid lovely new uniforms from becoming not-so-lovely. These would be best left in school if possible please. For indoors, we ask that each child keeps a pair of pumps in school. Please name everything that comes in to school.  


We will begin our PE sessions on Wednesday 28th September, where your children will be taking part in ‘Movement Play’ focusing on sensory opportunities linked to brain development in children up to age seven as well as more structured physical education. All the children will come to school in their PE kit on their designated PE day. Reception’s PE days will be Wednesday & Thursday. Information of what to wear is in your Adel St John Handbook.

Milk and Water Bottles

The children have a snack (fruit or vegetable) each day and are always encouraged to try all new foods. They will also receive milk each day until they turn 5, if you would prefer your child not to have milk, please let me know. Once children are 5, their milk will need to be paid for as outlined in previous information received. Please be aware that there is a delay between your payment happening and your child being added to our school milk order. Children have access to their water bottles throughout the day and are encouraged to drink regularly. Please ensure children have their names on their water bottle and bring them to school each day.


After receiving a menu, please choose with your child and return to school the following Monday in order for us to process their lunches. Please ensure your child’s menu is named before returning them to school.

Book Bags

It is helpful if children can bring a book bag (or alternative) to school each day so they can bring home drawings and books etc. We would also appreciate a spare set of underwear and socks being kept in your child’s bag.


Monday – Miss Riches & Miss Kane

Tuesday- Miss Riches & Miss Kane

Wednesday- Miss Riches, Miss Kane, Mrs Quinn & Miss Smith

Thursday- Mrs Quinn & Miss Kane

Friday- Mrs Quinn & Miss Kane


You should have received your invitation to log on to Tapestry. This will be where you can see your child’s learning and progress recorded. Further information will be on our class page on the school website and we will also be posting updates about our whole class on our class blog.

Our email addresses are given below. Please be aware that we may not be able to check these when we are teaching the children.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working with you and your children over the coming year.



Week beginning 9.1.23

Posted: Jan 13, 2023 by: Reception (gquinn) on: Reception Class Blog 2022-23

We have had a super week. The children have enjoyed discussing their superhero knowledge and using this in their learning. As a class, we talked about the similarities between them all. We found that all of the superheroes helped people, wore special costumes, had super powers and were very brave. Following this, we thought about whether there were any ‘real life’ people in our world that have these qualities. This was a tricky task at first, but once we thought about it, there were so many! We have made a long list of people who help us and our communities and have looked at photographs and books of our world to see if we could find any more!

Miss Kane has taught the children the ‘superman dance’ in Movement Play this week. The children had a great time. See if your child can show you some of it! To further our scissor skills, we made superhero masks using felt tips, hole punches and wool. It took us all afternoon but it was worth it!

We had a go at creating our own superhero drawings using our imagination on Friday. We thought about the superhero we would like to include in our picture, their powers, what they were wearing and what was happening. We thought about where the superhero was in their drawing and what they could see around them. We used pictures of different landscapes to help us with our ideas. These have come out brilliantly and there were some very interesting scenes being drawn!

Thank you to those who have brought in books to help us build our superhero library.

Congratulations to Sophia and Ted who received certificates this week.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Quinn, Miss Riches and Miss Kane


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