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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

Spring 1 Spellings


Our topic for this half term is





This half term in Reception we will be looking at the topic "PEOPLE WHO HELP US". 

The children will be looking at firefighters, police officers, doctors/ nurses, teachers and dentists. We hope to organise some visitors to come in to see the children and to talk to them about their job and how they can help them. The children  will also learn about road safety and the importance of stranger danger awareness. 


The police will be visiting us on Monday 16th January 2023 

The fire fighters will be visiting us on Wednesday 18th January 2023

A nurse will be coming to visit us on Friday 20th January 2023

A paramedic will be visiting us on Friday 27th January 2023

We will interview Mr Bailey on Thursday 2nd February 2023


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 write it in our reading diaries and to learn our spellings for our test every Friday. 




Dear Parents,

If you would like some work to do with your child that links to our topics this week, please look at the lessons below. This work is not compulsory. If you do choose to do it please can you upload on Tapestry. 


Thank you :)



To listen to and respond to a story

Exploring the characteristics of 3D shapes 

To identify where doctors and nurses work 




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