Primary School

Learning, achieving, working together


Welcome to Reception


Your teachers are Miss Mansfield, Miss Diver, Mrs Lopez. In the mornings Mrs Telha comes in to help us learn and on Mondays and Tuesdays, Miss New loves to listen to us read.


Our P.E. day is Tuesday; please make sure your child has all their kit in school everyday as we may need to use it for other activities.


Each morning we have 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.


Your child should have named wellington boots and indoor shoes that can be left in school in their basket. This means that they can use the sand pit and mud kitchen as well the rest of our outdoor area, especially on rainy days! 

Our Learning


Take a look at some of the stories and themes we have been learning about!

What can you do at home?

Each day your child will bring home a new reading book, please spend at least ten minutes reading this story with them and discussing what happens. Some ideas of questions you might ask:

  • Who went to the.... (shops/park/beach)?
  • Why did ..... (character name) do..... (an event that happened)?
  • How do you think... (character name) was feeling?


Phonics - Every time we learn a new phoneme your child will be sent home with a sound sheet, this has some opportunities for grapheme writing practise as well as examples of the words you can hear the phoneme in. The picture on the sound sheet is a reminded of the song and action that we learn to support our phonic knowledge. We follow the letters and sounds programme and support this using Jolly Phonics. 

When we have completed a set of sounds your child will be sent home with two copies of the phonemes, as we learn more sounds you will build quite the collection of sounds and can use these to play snap, build words and practise writing words!


Here are some useful websites with some game the children play at school:

Take a look at the reminders for learning each week, you could revisit and practise some of the skills we have already learnt!

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage is organised into seven areas of learning;

-Communication and Language

-Physical Development

-Personal, Social and Emotional Development


-Mathematical Development

-Understanding the World

-Expressive Arts and Design


At Micklem we ensure we provide a well balanced play based curriculum, covering all areas of learning through child initiated and adult lead activities.


In order to track the children's learning and development we use an online Learning Journal called 'Tapestry'. Once the App is downloaded, parents have access to their child's online journal, they can add photographs and comments themselves and receive regular updates.  We work closely with parents to assist in setting up the app and accessing their children's journal.