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)

Letter to Children 25.03.2020

School Closure Activities

Ideas for Learning at home from Miss Anscombe

Early Years Home Learning Collection

Classroom Secrets Home Learning Packs (download EYFS Pack)

Sign up for live streamed phonics lessons here on Facebook or You Tube

More information here.


Google high frequency words in Reception and learn to read and spell, do 5 at a time!!


White Rose daily Maths lessons


Letter for ParentsTeachers’ notesLearning Focus 1Learning Focus 2

For Easter watch the Good Friday and Easter Sunday PPTs on Twinkl and become familiar with what happened on these days

PE, Art, Science, Online Safety and other activities:  watch, listen and play games to learn all about amazing animals.

Walkabouts:  Children are encouraged to walk with an online character- we clicked in literacy, heard the story of little red hen and answered questions on what we heard.
username: Kfree
password: walkabouts
Please also check out our Remote Learning page for more.


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

Suggested books to read with your child in Reception

Student Councillors:  Lucca and Emily.

Eco Councillors:  Darcy and Aidan.

RE Councillors:  Luciano and Zoe.

Parent Reps:  Candice Hogan, Sophia Fadil

Welcome to Reception

Examples of work done during school closure

Here is a message from Alfie: “Miss Anscombe this is a good school, thank you I love this school. I am doing good reading and writing and good choices. I miss you, Miss Penfold and Miss Hall, and my friends and after school club, and I hope I see you next week. Lots love.” Alfie also made a rainbow for his window.

Aysha clapped for the NHS and made a Thank You sign.

Ted has been very busy here at home doing his phonics, maths, PE, creative play – painting, play doh, building lego, baking and drawing treasure maps.

Luciano wanted you to see some pictures of the activities he has been doing at home school.

Willow lost her first tooth and says: Here is a picture of me smiling showing you my gappy tooth.  I miss you Miss Anscombe.  Lots of love Willow”

Sammy has been busy learning and working outside in the garden.  He has been learning maths (in full uniform of course as he is a man that likes routine)!! Sammy’s big news is that he learnt to ride his bike without stabilisers since being at home. 

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

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