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Lowdham C of E Primary School

‘Shine Like Stars’

Reception - Mrs Greaves

Welcome to Class Reception.


At Lowdham Primary School the Reception year builds on the learning and experiences that your children will have already experienced at Pre-School and at home.

We have a very experienced staff team - Mrs Greaves, the class teacher, Miss Colson our amazing Teaching Assistant, and Mrs McNichol (who teaches one morning a week) - all of whom have as much fun every day as the children! As a staff we believe that children learn best when they are interested and engaged in fun activities.


Our Curriculum

All Nursery and Reception classes follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Curriculum, which is delivered through 7 areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design


Each area has Early Learning Goals (17 in total), which are the standards that a child is expected to achieve by the end of their reception year. These are reported to the Local Authority in June, to parents in July and are passed onto the Year 1 teacher.


A usual guide for parents can be found by following this link -

EYFS curriculum guide for parents


At Lowdham Primary School our curriculum is built around general topics each half term - including All Creatures Great and Small; Wonderful Journeys; and Special Stories - whilst also incorporating any special interests the children may have.

We have purposeful play at the heart of our learning and make full use of our fantastic school grounds.

We teach phonics through a program called Bug Club and  run a workshop for parents early in the Autumn term.


In the event of class or school closures here are a list of some ideas for you to complete with your child if I am unable to post tasks to Class Dojo due to illness.


Reading - try to read every day even if it is only for 5/10 mins. This might be their reading book, at book at home or a book online. Don't forget to record it in your reading diary or home school book. They can also practise learning the phonemes with their sound cards.


Writing - Practise writing their names, with a capital letter to start. They could help you to write simple sentences about their day, or what they like to do. Encourage the children to use their phonemes and sound out as many words for themselves as they can.


Maths - Cbeebies, or Numberblocks in particular is great (you can watch the episodes on iplayer or youtube). Practise simple counting skills and writing the numerals correctly.


Phonics -  Use Teachyourmonstertoread - This is free on a computer or you can pay to download it as an app on your phone or tablet - the children have their login details in the back of their reading diaries.


Purple Mash - try out the different activities on MiniMash (password in their reading diaries) 


Creative - there are lots of ideas on the internet for creative activities. The children might do a picture, make a model, sing a song, bake something etc.


Physical - keep up with physical activities - walks, bike rides, running around the garden are all great to do outside, or use websites like Joe Wicks, kids yoga, dance tutorials for things to do indoors.


Have fun and stay safe :)


Daily and weekly photos are added to our Class Dojo but please enjoy the photos below which show a snapshot of life in Class Reception....