St Francis CofE Primary School


Welcome to Reception!

In Reception, our teachers are:

Mr Farmer and Mrs Turner

and our Teaching Assistants are:

Mrs Blackmur and Miss Hall


End of Reception Learning Expectations - The Early Learning Goals (ELGs)

click here


Term 3 Update

Please find below topic plan and homework. The topic plan contains dates for your diary, including forest school dates. 


Topic Plan





Christmas Update

As you are aware we are well into preparations for Christmas.

Here is some important information about our Nativity, Roves Farm Trip, Reception Christmas Party and the end of term.

 There will be NO more forest sessions this term as we will be rehearsing for our Nativity.



Costumes should be in school by Thursday 6th December.

Please keep practising your child's lines with them.

Performance 1 - Wednesday 12th @ 2pm - children can be collected from the usual place as soon as they are changed after the performance.

Performance 2 - Thursday 13th 6pm - Please drop the children off in the usual place between 5pm and 5:15pm. Doors will open at 5:45pm. Please collect your children after the performance from the usual place.

Please note photographs of your children will be available to order for a small charge. Forms will be available during the performance. Please pay the following morning with the form and money in an envelope. The money we raise will pay for some special visitors we have later on in the year!

Roves Farm Trip

Thursday 13th December. We are due back to school at 2:45pm - Please collect the children from the usual place at this time. Please dress the children in sensible trousers for a farm, a school jumper and wellies.


Reception Christmas Party

The party is on Wednesday 19th December - Please send the children in dressed in their sensible party clothes.

The sign up list for Christmas party food will be outside your child's classroom from the morning of Monday 10th. Please note the party food is instead of their normal lunch, as such Chef will be providing Pizza for each child on that day to accompany their other party food.


Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner for Children is on Thursday 20th December. (Come dressed in a Christmas top for the day.)


Last Day of term - 21st December - school closes at 1:30pm



Term 2 Update

This terms Topic Plan

This terms Homework Plan


Forest School will continue to be every Friday (except 16th Nov) until our last one this term on 7th December.


Wow Moments

Dear Parents and Carers,

We get as excited as you do watching the children grow and learn new skills. When we see the children doing something that shows new learning, we take a picture or make an observation to go in their learning journey. We are aware that the children also are learning all the time at home, and we would love to hear from you when you see them doing something that makes you proud of their new skills.

You will find some WOW cards in your child’s book bag.  These WOW cards are a chance for you to share with us things that your child achieves at home.  If you see them doing something that makes you think, “WOW” then write it down for them and they can bring it in to share with us.  This could also be achievements in sports or dance activities. If you have a photo of their achievements you could send in a copy with your WOW card.

We have uploaded the end of year expectations for Reception onto our Page of the school website (above). This will give you an idea of the expectations we have in our classes.

If you have any questions, please come and see one of us.

Thank you for your help,

We look forward to reading them!

Mrs Turner and Mr Farmer


Extra wow moments cards are here



Term 1 Update

This terms Topic Plan

This terms Homework Plan

Homework sharing will be on a Friday. If you decide to complete homework please send it in on this day for your child to share with their class. 


This terms Key Dates

  • All children start full time – 17th Sept
  • Adver “First day of school” photo – 18th Sept
  • Outdoor learning in the Forest is every Friday for both classes
  • PE on a Tuesday
  • Phonics workshop for Parents Thursday 27th September 3:15pm – 3:45pm
  • Stay and Play (Maths) – 24th & 25th 2:45pm till 3:15pm October - please book via the school parents evening system.
  • Outdoor classroom day Friday 19th October - DATE CHANGED

These dates may change but we will notify as soon as we can if there are any updates.

Outdoor Learning​

Every Friday all children in Reception will be going out to our Forest area to learn in a different environment. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in clothes they can get dirty in. Please send them with appropriate clothing for the weather of that day.

The children will need to bring their uniform in a labelled bag to change into after the session.

Friday 19th the children will be spending the entire day in the forest area learning. You won't need to send uniform in on this day - DATE CHANGED.