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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.

Hi Everyone! 


My name is Miss Nickless and I am taking over in Reception as the class teacher whilst Mrs Garcia is on maternity leave. I have been teaching for 7 years most of it in Reception/Year 1 in an Independent school in London. 


Miss Pate is our Learning Support Assistant and has worked at Thorpe-Lea in Nursery since 2017. She is very familiar with the Early Learning Goals and Read Write Inc. 

We are also very lucky to have Miss Noulton in Reception on Thursday afternoons to cover Miss Nickless' PPA.



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 Around the World"




This half term in Reception we will be looking at the topic "All Around the World". We will be focussing on 3 story books this term and they are "Handa's surprise", "Around the world we go!" and "Blue penguin". 


We will continue to practise identifying and writing our numbers to 20 in order, recognising coins to £2 and understanding the value of each coin, practising our adding and take away skills.  


We have just received our eggs, soon they will hatch into baby chicks. We also have a lot of fun events happening this term.


Stay posted!


Please continue to add work to your child's tapestry page, sending in golden tickets and any work they do independently at home. 



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.


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.