Mrs Summerfield (R) 2019 - 2020

Mrs Summerfield

Mrs Summerfield

Is the Reception class teacher and is keen to see all children leave the Reception class with high levels of independence and confidence.

Mrs Riddle

Welcome to the Reception Class page!

Our topic plans for the year are:

Autumn Term - Traditional Tales

Spring Term - Our World in Space

Summer Term - The Sea, Travel

In our Early Years Foundation Stage class we use a topic to help us focus on ideas and to practise skills, but the children bring their own ideas into their play and what they want to explore. Children experience a mixture of child-initiated and adult guided activities. The children’s learning needs are recognised through a cycle of observing current abilities and interests, planning and teaching development points and observing the progress that has been made. The children will learn through developing their imagination, experience, rehearsing, repeating and exploring.

These learning experiences form the Early Years Outcomes. These outcomes are divided into 7 key areas of learning as listed below, of 3 prime and 4 specific;

Three Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making Relationships
  • Self-confidence and Self-awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour

The children are beginning to show lots of confidence in the school and with each other in the classroom. The challenge is to listen carefully to somebody else’s opinion, and to negotiate a solution to a problem.

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Communication and Language

  • Listening and Attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

For our challenge at the moment we are practising listening to each other and thinking about what somebody else has said.  We use circle times, talking partners and sharing ideas with friends.

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Physical Development

  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Self-care

We will be challenging ourselves to become adventurous on the climbing frames, and to link a sequence of movements. Our biggest challenge will be to balance on one foot, hop and skip. To develop fine motor skills, we will be using small equipment and practising holding pencils and pens with a ‘tripod’ grip.

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Four Specific Areas


  • Reading

  • Writing

We will be focusing on learning all the single letters, knowing their sounds and how to write the letters correctly.  We will be practising looking at texts to tell a story.

Our favourite book at the moment is 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy.



  • Numbers

  • Shape, Space and Measures

The children will be learning to count to 10 and will be challenged about counting down. They will be practising finding one more than a given number and finding the previous number.

Understanding the World

  • The World

  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials

  • Being Imaginative

The children will be learning to develop their imaginative and artistic skills using a range of materials. They will dress up, use role play and enjoy being in the cutting and sticking area.

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials

  • Being Imaginative

Religious Education

This runs throughout our Curriculum and we follow the Diocesan RE Scheme for Early Years.



Please read with your child every day and practise your sounds from your Letters and Sounds Books.

PE kits need to be in school on Mondays for the week. Please make sure that all of the children's PE kits and school uniform are labelled clearly so that the children can find their names.

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle, with water in it, in school for every day.

Homework will be sent out on a Thursday to be returned the following Monday.

Toast letters will come home on a Thursday and need to be returned by Friday for your children to have toast the following week.

Thank you

Mrs Summerfield


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