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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 before you come and join us in September! I will be ringing everyone in September to introduce myself and find out lots of lovely things about you! I look forward to meeting you all in September! 

A number of parents have asked me for a timetable that they could use at home with their child. Below is an adapted timetable that could be used to keep your children on track during the time away from school. It is based around our school day and there is no pressure to use this.


I hope you find it helpful.


Mrs Garcia


8.40 – 9.00

9.05 – 9.30

9.30 – 10.30

10:30 – 10:45

10:45 – 11:00


11:00- 11:15

11:15 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 1:15

1:15 – 1:35

1:35 – 2:20

2:20 – 2:35

2.35 – 3.10

Monday- Friday

Name writing



Encourage your child to write their own name and draw a picture

Fine Motor


There are a number of YouTube videos that the children would be able to follow, such as dough disco.


Drawing, colouring, tracing and playdough play are great fine motor activities


Practise reading and segmenting words

Flash cards if possible (They are in the blue homework folder)

Snack and playing

Sharing Game


Any game where your child has to take turns.

Class activity.


There will be activities posted on our class page.

Play Time





There are a number of YouTube videos that the children would be able to follow such as Cosmic Kids Yoga, Joe Wicks kids 5 min HIIT work out etc.



Lunch Time

Story time


It would be lovely if you could share a story with your child.

Class activity


Again there are activities on the website as well as using twinkl. You can use create a new user and use the password and code: UKTWINKLHELPS





Your child can have a go at reading his reading book to you as well as sharing a story with him.


There are also flash cards and simple sentences on twinkl.

Screen time/ playing

Home Learning
This Week
Previous Work

Hi all, 


With the plan to be coming back to school next week it would really benefit the children if you start to prepare your child for coming back in. It is really important that they realise that school is not going to be the same as it was before, it is not going to be 'normal'. 


Here is what the children can expect when they come in: 

  • Social Distancing
  • Different start and finish times 
  • Areas of the school that will be out of bounds
  • Some of them will be taught by Miss Moore, whom they will have seen around the school. 


There will be new routines and rules. 

It is really important that the children aren't coming into school expecting it to look like normal

Please explain to them that things will look different - please express that this isn't something to worry about because what has been done is to keep them safe, the teachers will introduce them to either their new classroom, or the new layout of the current Reception classroom. New routines will be explained by both myself and Miss Moore. 


Talk about worries or fears.

Last week I asked the children to talk about their worries and feelings, this was to help them open up and think about their feelings. It would help the children if you make some time to talk to them about how they are feeling about coming back to school. 


If they do have any concerns, please acknowledge them before you reassure them. For example: 


  • 'It is normal to feel worried about the virus but here is what you can do to stay safe in school...'
  • 'I bet other children will feel worries about having a new teacher too, that's why Mrs Garcia or Miss Moore will spend time explaining how everything will work'


Miss Moore and I will be working together to keep things as consistent and 'normal' as we possibly can.


We are looking forward to seeing you next week!


Mrs Garcia  

Easter Activities
Craft/ Art Activities
Easter Activities

Ride a bike or take a walk – note down what you notice about your surroundings.

Learn a new skill or practice a new one.

Write a poem.

Listen to your favourite songs and make up dance routines for them.

Create an Easter Egg hunt.

Make a den or a fort.

Act out a scene from your favourite book.

Play a board game.

Help with the washing up.

Help make dinner or design a menu for what you are having.

Colour or paint a picture – can you draw a dog using only 10 lines or 5?

Bake a cake.

Create funny imaginative stories – What if the sky was green and grass was blue?

Learn to say ‘hello’ in 5 different languages.

Help put away the shopping.

Write a story.

Design a new PlayStation or Xbox game.

Tidy your bedroom – including under your bed!

Stay active – sports, running or dance.

Design your own board game.

Write a diary.

Sort through all your toys – are there any that you don’t use?

Learn your address.

Watch a movie.

Do a science experiment – lots of simple ones on Google.

Make and race paper aero planes.

Get gardening – plant some seeds or an indoor plant.

Have a karaoke competition with your family.

Read a book.

Junk modeling – Find some old boxes or paper and get creative!

Email or write a letter to a friend or family member.

Make a new recipe or edit an existing one.

Design your own obstacle course or workout.

Choose a character from Peter Pan and act out a scene.

Put on a fashion show – show us your best looks.

Create a fire escape route – what do you do if there is a fire?

Make a family tree – you can get a free trial on

Learn how to sew or knit.

Learn origami – make some amazing paper creations.

Go star spotting – can you see any constellations?

Create a memory box or start a scrapbook.

Make your own cross word or Sudoku puzzle.

Make a healthy meal and then write the instructions.

Learn a magic or yo-yo trick.

Draw and label a map of where you live.

Draw and write about 5 things you would take to a desert island.

Do a Joe Wicks workout.

Think of 5 ways you can help the environment and make a poster.

Put on a puppet show.


When you have done one of these activities colour in the box – how many can you complete in these 2 weeks?!

Previous Work
Websites to Support Learning





Nessy  (You can sign up for a free trial)

Phonics Play

CBeebies Alphablocls

Oxford Owl

Teach your Monster to Read (Free on a PC)

World Book Online


Read Write Inc will be streaming online lessons Monday - Friday on their Facebook Page and YouTube channel. these will only be available at the times below:


SET 1 SPEED SOUNDS: 9am and 12:30pm

SET 2 SPEED SOUNDS: 10am and 1pm

SET 3 SPEED SOUNDS: 10:30am and 1:30pm


Teach Handwriting

Alan Peat – exciting sentences (Free Download)

Twinkl – Hand writing sheets

White Rose Maths


CBeebies Number Blocks

Maths Shed

Orchard Toys – Free Activity Sheers

Twinkl – Addition, Subration, Number Recognition and Counting sheets

Super Movers – BBS

Youtube – Joe Wicks, Cosmic Kids Yoga, Go Noodle



Our topic for this half term is





This half term in Reception we will be looking at growing. We will be looking at different things that grow. We will be looking at plants, humans and animals. We will be reading lots of different books such as 'Jack and the Beanstalk, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Jaspar's Beans. We will be focusing on money and the use of it, reinforced by our Garden Centre roleplay. 




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

'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 - stay tuned for lots of exciting photos!


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.

Medium Term Planning 'Growing'