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Welcome to Reception Class

Welcome to the Reception class page for Thorpe Lea Primary School and a huge, warm welcome to all our new Reception class and parents! 


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.


My name is Miss Nickless and I am the Reception class teacher. 

We are also very lucky to have Miss Pate who is our classroom assistant and Miss McRae (Deputy Head/ SENCO) who is in our classroom on Tuesday mornings.


        Miss Pate                  Miss McRae



We will have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays so please can you ensure that your child comes to school in their school PE kit and that all uniform is labelled. 

(PE will start from Tuesday 14th September 2021)


Snacks and Lunches

We provide fresh fruit and milk/ water during snack time.  Children can bring in packed lunches (no nuts/ chocolate/ fizzy drinks) or they can have school dinners which you can order on a daily, weekly or termly basis. You can order these via the SCOPAY website.


Library Day

At Thorpe-Lea, we have our very own library and the children get to visit once a week and choose a book for home. Reception's day to visit the library is WEDNESDAY. Please ensure your child's library book is in their back on Wednesday to change. If the book is not returned then your child will miss their library slot that week until the book is returned. 


Please check this page on a regular basis for updates.


Below you will find the class timetable. 


I am looking forward to having a great year with you all! :)


Miss Nickless



Reception Class Timetable 2021

Reception Gallery


Our topic for this half term is

"All creatures great and small"




This half term in Reception we will be looking at the topic "All Creatures Great and Small". 


We will be looking at different books such as "Goldilocks and the 3 bears", "Owl Babies" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". 



The class role play area will be based on the three bears cottage which will work to try and get the children to use and develop their imaginations more. 


We have lot of exciting things we will be exploring this term such as watching caterpillars grow, going on our first school trip to the farm and having chicks in our class and watching them go through their lifecycle.


Watch out for some key dates and letters via studybugs or school email!


Whilst we have all of this exciting things happening, we still need to remember to continue to do our daily reading and to do write it in our reading diaries and to learn our spellings for our test every Friday. 




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