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Welcome to Reception Class

'There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is ROOTS. The other is WINGS.'  

Hodding Carter Jr.


Welcome to the Reception class page for Thorpe Lea Primary School and a huge, warm welcome to all our new Reception class! On this page you will find information about: our daily routine, our topic and theme of learning for the term and special events and news. Please check this page on a regular basis for updates.

Below is a powerpoint for you to have a look at to familiarise yourself with the classroom and the adults in the school.


Our topic for this half term is

'All About Me!"




This half term in Reception we will be looking at ourselves and learning all about us. We will be looking at different families, people, bodies and many more things. We will be reading lots of different books such as 'It's Ok to be Different', 'What I like about Me', 'Incredible Me.'   We will be focusing on our bodies and how they change as we grow, we will be looking at different family units and homes. In Reception we have a Home Corner Role play, in which they are able to practise mark making, imaginative play and lots of other amazing skills.  




Ideas to support your child at home linked to this topic: (Please click on each picture to gain ideas on each weekly topic!)

Medium Term Planning 'Growing'

'Hands On' Experiences this half term

Our aim is to provide as many hands on experiences at school which will provide awe and wonder for the children which include cooking and making our own play dough. There are also ideas for home learning and visits on each of the weekly theme pages! We will keep you up-to-date with all these experiences via this class page.


Staines/Ashford Library

Whilst we do have some wonderful fiction and non-fiction books at school, the local libraries can offer so, so much more! On each weekly page, there are some great examples of texts that support the weekly theme and all books in green can be accessed at either Staines or Ashford library. The library is free to join and to loan books and you can now pre-order books for children for free by going online! Please do make use of such a wonderful resource. The link to sign up for Surrey libraries is here.