Primary School

Learning, achieving, working together


Welcome to Reception Class.

Your teachers are Miss Courtnell, Mrs Lopez, Miss Mackie and Miss Bean 


Welcome to your child's first year at school!



Each morning we have a healthy fruit snack.  If you would like your child to have milk during this time, please inform the office. Please could you provide your child with a named water bottle, which can be refilled each day at school.  Your child needs named wellington boots and indoor shoes that can be left in school in our boot box. This means that they can use the sand pit and mud kitchen as well as the rest of our outdoor area, especially on rainy days! 



Our P.E. day is Friday; please make sure your child comes to school wearing an outdoor PE kit (e.g. trousers and jumper, as well as their PE top). 


Please share a story with your child each evening. We will be sending books home each evening, these books will link to the phonics we are learning and will support your child to practise their story telling, blending and segmenting. Some books may not have words in them and these are a great resource to use to improve own story telling and predictions. 

If your child needs to be away from school due to COVID quarantining or illness, the home learning will be loaded on Tapestry and will be grouped in weekly sections. If you have any problems with Tapestry (log in or unsure how to use etc)  please use this email, to get in touch with me..  If you would like to speak to me urgently, please call the school office and leave a message.  I will then call you when I am able. 


You can find our school reading books on the Oxford Owl website. The username is - micklem and the password is - thanks


Best wishes, 


Miss Courtnell, Mrs Lopez, Miss Mackie and Miss Bean 

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


At Micklem we follow the Statutory Guidance for the EYFS.

This sets out seven areas of learning for children from birth to five.


Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.

These are the prime areas:

• communication and language

• physical development

• personal, social and emotional development


Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

The specific areas are:

• literacy

• mathematics

• understanding the world

• expressive arts and design 


(DfE September 2021)


We plan activities and experiences in order to meet the requirements of the Educational Programmes