Reception Class

Welcome from Miss Anscombe

The school staff are all friendly, approachable, and have very good relationships with parents and children.  (Parent Survey 2018)


We do PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school and your child is not wearing earrings. Thank you!


Autumn Term

Curriculum Information “Knock knock”

Autumn Term Take Home Task


Spring Term

Curriculum Information “A Walk in the Woods”

Spring Term Take Home Task


Summer Term

Curriculum Information “Splish Splash Splosh”

Summer Term Take Home Task

Student Councillors:  Lucca and Emily.

Eco Councillors:  Darcy and Aidan.

Parent Reps:  Candice Hogan, Sophia Fadil

Welcome to Reception

Phonics: We are using the Read Write Inc programme. This incorporates handwriting and reading.

Children have opportunities to read as a whole class, in small groups and individually on a daily basis. In our Read Write Inc phonics programme they have further daily opportunities to learn the valuable skills of decoding the text.
Reading books: I would like your child to share their reading book daily with you for no more than 10 minutes. Please write in their yellow reading record when you have heard your child read.

Practise counting in 1s, 2s and 10s
Recognise all numerals to 20 and be able to order them
Practise counting toys, stairs, buses, cars, vegetables… Anything will do!

A Take Home Task will be set each term which links to the topic for that term (see above).


  • Autumn Term: Knock, Knock!
  • Spring Term: A Walk in the Woods
  • Summer Term: Splish, Splash, Splosh!

Thank you for your support

Miss Anscombe

Our newly refurbished Reception Classroom

Over the summer holidays, the Reception Classroom was treated to a much needed refurbishment.  The classroom now proudly displays a suspended ceiling with LED lighting, new carpet tiles in some areas, new lino, new storage furniture, a new sink unit and counter top, and the original parquet flooring has been sanded down to its original colour and varnished, and the walls painted.  The new Reception children are very lucky to have such an amazing learning environment. Thank you to all staff members who have worked hard to make this happen.

A visit from Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions

We were visited by two members of Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions Club, Geoff Rhodes the Lions President and Andy Wavell. They generously presented each child in Reception with a picture book to keep. The book Happy to be me by Emma Dodd is a rhyming book with a body positive theme celebrating all the wonderful things that make us US! The children were very excited to take their books home and I hope this excitement of books continues with them throughout their lives. A HUGE THANK YOU to all Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions for their generosity.

What we’ve been up to so far in Reception 

Fun Learning both inside and outside

29 November was tree planting day

Christmas Craft Day with our Parents

Christmas Dinner and Elves on the Twelfth