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Carnforth Community

Primary School


Welcome to Reception 


Our Reception children are taught in a small group in the mornings and in the afternoons we join with Year 1 and Year 2.  Miss Holder is the class teacher, supported by Mrs Winterburn. Mrs Gleave teaches in the afternoons. The children enjoy playing and learning inside and outside as well as exploring the 'breathing space' and our garden area.



On a Thursday, Reception have P.E. lessons. Please make sure your child has a full, labelled P.E. kit in school at all times.  Full kit includes the school PE T-Shirt, shorts and pumps.  Please also provide tracksuit/jogging bottoms as it is possible that some P.E. sessions may take place outdoors. If your child normally wears studs, please ensure these are removed on the morning before school on these days. If your child has hair that is long enough to be tied back, please ensure, for safety, that all hair is tied up and away from your child face. 


Home learning

In early years and KS1 we feel the most important form of home learning that you can do to support your child is to read daily with them. Phonics and reading underpins your child's learning and getting into a regular routine of reading, playing phonics games or sharing a picture books are essential in the early stages of language development and reading.


We will change you child's home reading books at least weekly, these books are given in line with your child's current stage of phonic learning. These books are designed to support your child's phonics skills and offers opportunity to practise what they have learned in school. In addition we also offer a class library book to each child from our school collection. This book is chosen by your child  to be taken home and enjoyed at home for the week. We then have an opportunity on a Friday where the children are able to swap their class library book.





Curriculum overview for Reception Autumn Term