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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 learning support assistant and Mr Collin (Deputy Head/ SENCO) who is in our classroom on Wednesday afternoons.


        Miss Pate                  



 PE is on Thursdays and Fridays so please can you ensure that your child comes to school in their school PE kit and that all uniform is labelled as well as both their trainers.



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. Please order these at least 24 hours before. 


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 to read with you. Reception's day to visit the library is TUESDAY. Please ensure your child's library book is in their bag on TUESDAY 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 in Reception with you all! :)


Miss Nickless :) 



Reception Class Timetable 2022-2023


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 BIG AND SMALL". 

The children will be looking at the stories "Goldilocks and the 3 bears, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Owl Babies".


In Maths this term, we will be looking at counting, writing and ordering our numbers to 20, numbers bonds to 5 and 10, telling time to the o'clock, months of the year and the different seasons in them, counting in 2's, odd and even numbers plus addition and subtraction number sentences.  


In Literacy, we will be continuing with our READ WRITE INC books. The children will also be writing activities based around our chosen books and they will practise writing character descriptions, writing their own stories and making missing posters. 


In RE, we will be looking at different stories such as "The Hare and the Tortoise" and the morals behind it. In Jigsaw, we are focusing on our topic of Relationships and those we have with our family and friends and what to do if we fall out with any of them. 


. In Understanding the World, we shall be looking at animals on the farm and what their offspring is called, nocturnal and non-nocturnal animals and where in the world different bears are found. In PE, our focus this term is on "Athletics" and practising our throwing and catching with big and little balls to get ready for Sports Day next term!


Here are some key dates to keep an eye out for! 


17th April INSET DAY


4th May Drama for all workshop

5th May Governor Day


11th May Reception class assembly to parents

15th May Sports for Champions

17th May Whole class photos

18th May Trip to Bocketts farm

19th May Non Uniform Day


Whilst we have all of this exciting things happening, we still need to remember to continue to do our daily reading and to 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!)



This work is NOT compulsory but if you wish to do work there is some below linked to what we have been learning this week.