Primary School

Learning, achieving, working together


Welcome to Reception Class.

Your teachers are Mrs Stokley, Mrs Lopez, Miss Louis and Mrs Paun 


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 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. days are Monday and Thursday; please make sure your child has a PE kit in school (e.g. shorts/trousers and jumper, as well as their PE top in their house colour). 


Please share a story with your child each evening. Once we start learning to read, we will change reading books every Monday, 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. 


This term, Autumn 1, we will be joining MIss Evans for Forest School.  This is an outdoor learning experience in the Wildlife Area at the back of the field.  See letter attached.


Best wishes, 


Mrs Stokley, Mrs Lopez, Miss Louis and Mrs Paun 

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