Welcome to Reception!

Teacher:  Miss Willows, Mrs Taylor and Miss Quigley            Teaching Assistant:    Miss Rocca and Miss Duffy


Dates for your diary


Wednesday 4th September

First day  of school



Tuesday 17th September

Parent Consultation 9am – 3pm.  Reception 1

Wednesday 18th September

Parent Consultation 9am – 3pm.  Reception 2

Golden Assembly.  EYFS & KS1



Wednesday 25th September

European Day of Languages



Tuesday 1st October

Friends of St Ann’s meeting 3.45pm

Thursday 3rd October

Individual Photographs. 8am



Tuesday 8th October

Reception Reading meeting.  9.15am

Wednesday 9th October

EYFS & KS1 Golden Assembly



Friday 18th October

Break up 3.30pm



Monday 28th October

Back to school

Tuesday 29th October

Parents Evening

Wednesday 30th October

Parents Evening



Wednesday 6th November

EYFS & KS1 Golden Assembly



Wednesday 13th November

Art Exhibition



Wednesday 20th November

EYFS & KS1 Golden Assembly

Flu vaccinations



Wednesday 4th December

EYFS & KS1 Golden Assembly

Christmas dinner day

Thursday 5th December

Christmas Jumper day



Wednesday 11th December

EYFS Christmas production pm

Thursday 12th December

EYFS Christmas production am



Monday 16th  December

Christmas party day

Tuesday 17th December


Wednesday 18th December

EYFS & KS1 Golden Assembly

Friday 20th December

School breaks up for Christmas 1.30pm


Please note these dates are subject to change.


PE takes place every Wednesday Afternoon and Friday Morning. Please ensure children have their PE kits in school for all lessons. 


Reading Books:

Please send your child into school with their reading book every day. Your child’s book will be changed on their reading day each week if their book is signed. Your child’s reading day is highlighted on the front of their yellow reading record book.

Twitter: For updates and photographs of what we have been up to please follow us on the EYFS Twitter page @StAnns_EYFS


We read many books in Reception. Some of our favourite books are:


Book Title

Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo, Zog, Spinderella, Tiddler

Sue Hendra


Oliver Jeffers

Lost and Found

Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

Aliens Love Underpants

Kes Grey and Jim Field

Oi Frog! Oi Dog! Oi Cat!

Janet and Allan Ahlberg

The Jolly Postman

Tom Fletcher

Theres a Monster in your book


100 Picture books to read before you are 5 years old.


Readers of the Week:

Each week the Reader of the Week will get the class hedgehog to take home until they are back in on Monday. Receptions 1’s Hedgehog is called Hettie and Reception 2’s Hedgehog is called Herbert







Topics- Autumn Term


All about me

Feelings and behaviour, My Family, Making good Choices, 

Traditional Tales

Magic Porridge Pot, Jack and the Beanstalk

All about autumn

Harvest Festival, Seasonal Changes, Halloween, Diwali, Bonfire Night, autumn Walk

Art Exhibition

Julia Donaldson and Beatrix Potter (This year’s theme was inspirational women)

Centenary Celebrations

The Poppy Story, Remembrance Day

Christmas Celebrations

The Nativity, Christmas around the world, Letters to Father Christmas



Topics- Spring Term


New Year

New Year’s Resolutions, Thank you letter to Father Christmas/ Christmas News

All About winter

Seasonal Changes, Winter Walk, Arctic Animals, polar bear crafts

Healthy living

Healthy food and a balanced diet, Exercise, Parts of the body

Internet Safety

How to stay safe on the Internet

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year story, how Chinese New Year is celebrated, food tasting, dragon parade

People who help us

The Police, Paramedics, Doctors and Nurses, Firefighters, people who help us at school.

Easter Story

Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Advent,

World Book Day

Lizzie and the Birds

Shakespeare Week

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

New Life and All about spring

Pets, The Great Pet Sale, Farm Animals, Spring Walk, Baby Animals



Topics- Summer Term



Aliens have underpants, astronauts, visiting space,

All about summer

What a plant needs to grow, sunflower life cycle, summer walk,


Dear Zoo, zoo animals, jungle animals

Under the sea

Sea animals, The seaside, pirates


Help and advice

Websites you may find useful:

Phonics and reading support:

Letters and sounds

Oxford Owl

Phonics Play


Book Trust 

The Communication Trust

Literacy Trust


Maths Support:

Top Marks