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We have a letter detailing information about our opening for summer term on the Newsletters page.

Lowdham C of E Primary School

‘Shine Like Stars’

Reception - Mrs Greaves

During 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 (Bug Club, Oxford Owl etc). Don't forget to record it in your reading diary or home school book.


Writing - write simple sentences about their day, what they like to do, make up sentences about Pop our mouse. Encourage the children to use their sound mat and sound out as many words for themselves as they can.


Maths - use the White Rose home learning for ideas or Numberblocks is great (you can watch the episodes on iplayer or youtube). Practise simple adding and taking away and writing the numerals correctly.


Phonics - use the games on Phonics play to keep practising the Phase 3 sounds particularly and to look at the tricky words


Purple Mash - try out the different activities on MiniMash


Creative - there are lots of ideas on the internet for creative activities. Our topic after Easter is 'All Creatures Great and Small'. 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 :)




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.

We have a very experienced staff team - Mrs Greaves, the class teacher, Mrs Silverwood, the full time 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 Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics and always run a workshop for parents early in the Autumn term.


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....