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Cookley Sebright Primary School

'Developing a love of learning at the heart of the community'


Welcome to Reception!

Miss Taylor – Carter, Mrs Oliver and Mrs Bromley (Forest School)


Welcome to Reception! Our classroom is full of fun, imaginative, creative and educational learning. The children are provided with lots of opportunities to develop their learning across all areas of the curriculum. Throughout this year, children are taught the necessary skills needed to support school life, such as routines, boundaries and expectations.


By being provided with lots of child initiated activities and free choice, the children are able to develop their own personal interests along with exploring new interests daily. Alongside this, we work with the children 1:1 and in small groups daily on focus areas such as maths, writing and reading.

As a point of contact during lunchtime, the children in reception class are supported by Ann. If the children have any problems or issues during lunchtime, they are able to speak directly to Ann and as a result do not need to worry about speaking to unfamiliar adults. Ann will then feedback to a member of staff at the end of lunchtime to inform us how lunchtime has gone.

Home Learning

Children in reception will be able to access Education City games online each month. These will help consolidate what they have been learning in class and provides a great opportunity for you to play and learn with your child. Each week your child will be given a new reading books to take home and read with you. If you have read with or heard your child read the book, please can you make a comment or initial in their reading record, this allows us to change your child’s book more frequently. If you would like to come in and help listen to readers, please let us know.


Baby Oleg

Every Friday, a child will take home Baby Oleg for the weekend. A diary is sent home with Baby Oleg to record his weekend. Our focus is upon recognising family customs and routines which is a significant aspect of Understanding the World in the Early Years curriculum. On the following Monday morning, the child will then show the diary to the rest of the class and talk about their weekend. 


PE and Forest School

We currently do PE every Tuesday and Friday in reception, so please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every week. This consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts, jogging bottoms, jumper and pumps, which should all be clearly named. Please check your child’s PE kit is still labelled as sometimes the names/labels can wash off. If you find another child’s item of clothing in your child’s PE kit, please bring it into school and we can give them back to the right child. 

Forest School is every Wednesday afternoon. Children will be required to come to school dressed in appropriate clothing for an afternoon spent outside. Please bring wellies and waterproof clothing in a large carrier bag. 



We try to be consistent with our timetable to establish routines with the children. On occasion this may alter for a number of reasons, however the timetable is typically:

Monday – Phonics, Writing, Maths, Child Initiated 

Tuesday – Phonics, PE, Maths, Understanding the World

Wednesday – Phonics, Child Initiated, Maths, Forest School

Thursday – Phonics, Maths, Expressive Arts and Design

Friday – Phonics, Reading, Maths, PE