Mrs Murray & Mrs Franklin

Reception Class Page

Hello and welcome to Reception Class!

Mrs Murray teaches the Reception children on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and is supported by our teaching assistant Mrs Norbury who also runs our after school club. Mrs Franklin teaches in Reception for the rest of week supported by our other teaching assistant Mrs Ashworth.

This half term our topic is ‘Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?’. This is a animal themed topic and the children have been involved in planning what they would like to learn about. We start this topic with an animal themed day which includes face painting, animal biscuit decorating, show and tell their favourite animal cuddly toy and lots more! The children will learn about animals around the world and their habitats. They will look at animal markings and patterns and find out how some animals camouflage themselves within their natural environment.


Our Talk for Writing book for this half term is the traditional tale ‘The Three Little Pigs’

We will learn to tell the story using actions and a pictorial story map. They will then make wanted posters for the wolf, act out the wolf and pig characters and write speech bubbles. They will use different parts of the story map to write the beginning, middle and end of the story. Finally they will make their own story plan based on ‘The Three Little Pigs’ story and will write the beginning of this story with new characters and setting.


We will continue to review and practise all of the Phase 3 sounds. We will teach Phase 4 phonics reading and writing words with initial and end blends. The children will then apply this by reading and writing these words in sentences.


In Reception Class we follow White Rose Maths. This term we are focusing on  First, Then and Now’ this includes:

  • Adding more
  • Taking away
  • Creating Patterns
  • 3D shapes
  • Making New Shapes
  • Doubling
  • Sharing
  • Grouping
  • Even and Odd
  • Barrier games

Previous Wow Experiences

The children have really enjoyed looking after the chicks this week! (March 2023)

Our very special Pilot Visitor (January 2023)

Please click here  to view our Summer Term Curriculum Overview

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday so please remember to come to school on these days wearing your PE kit.

Here is our weekly timetable. Click here to download a copy.

Reception Class Timetable 2022-23 final

To find out more about the early years staff  please click here to view the ‘Meet the Early Years Team’ PowerPoint.

Click here for the ‘Greet the Teacher’ PowerPoint that we shared at our meeting at the start of September.

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