Welcome to Reception!


Dates for the diary linked to Reception

Wednesday 24th April

Class Photographs

Wednesday 8th May 

May Procession

Thursday 9th May

Chocolate Bingo Night. 6pm.  St Ann’s Parish Centre

Monday 20th May

Last day to return photograph order

Thursday 23rd May

Trip to Blackpool Zoo

Friday 24th May

Break up for half term.  3.30pm

Wednesday 19th June

Sports Day

Golden Assembly

Friday 21st June

Reception 1 Class Assembly

Tuesday 25th June

Church visit

Thursday 27th June

Reception 2 Class Assembly

Wednesday 3rd July

Golden Assembly

Thursday 18th July

School finishes for Summer.  1.30pm


PE takes place every Wednesday Afternoon and Friday Morning. Please ensure children have their PE kits in school for all lessons.  


Reading Books:

Please send your child into school with their reading book every day. Your child’s book will be changed on their reading day each week if their book is signed. Your child’s reading day is highlighted on the front of their yellow reading record book.

Twitter: For updates and photographs of what we have been up to please follow us on the EYFS Twitter page @StAnns_EYFS


We read many books in Reception. Some of our favourite books are:


Book Title

Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo, Zog, Spinderella, Tiddler

Sue Hendra


Oliver Jeffers

Lost and Found

Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

Aliens Love Underpants

Kes Grey and Jim Field

Oi Frog! Oi Dog! Oi Cat!

Janet and Allan Ahlberg

The Jolly Postman

Tom Fletcher

Theres a Monster in your book


100 Picture books to read before you are 5 years old.


Readers of the Week:

Each week the Reader of the Week will get the class hedgehog to take home until they are back in on Monday. Receptions 1’s Hedgehog is called Hettie and Reception 2’s Hedgehog is called Herbert






Please take a look at our BLOG - Autumn

Please take a look at our BLOG - Spring 1


Topics- Autumn Term


All about me

Feelings and behaviour, My Family, Making good Choices, 

Traditional Tales

Magic Porridge Pot, Jack and the Beanstalk

All about autumn

Harvest Festival, Seasonal Changes, Halloween, Diwali, Bonfire Night, autumn Walk

Art Exhibition

Julia Donaldson and Beatrix Potter (This year’s theme was inspirational women)

Centenary Celebrations

The Poppy Story, Remembrance Day

Christmas Celebrations

The Nativity, Christmas around the world, Letters to Father Christmas



Topics- Spring Term


New Year

New Year’s Resolutions, Thank you letter to Father Christmas/ Christmas News

All About winter

Seasonal Changes, Winter Walk, Arctic Animals, polar bear crafts

Healthy living

Healthy food and a balanced diet, Exercise, Parts of the body

Internet Safety

How to stay safe on the Internet

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year story, how Chinese New Year is celebrated, food tasting, dragon parade

People who help us

The Police, Paramedics, Doctors and Nurses, Firefighters, people who help us at school.

Easter Story

Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Advent,

World Book Day

Lizzie and the Birds

Shakespeare Week

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

New Life and All about spring

Pets, The Great Pet Sale, Farm Animals, Spring Walk, Baby Animals



Topics- Summer Term



Aliens have underpants, astronauts, visiting space,

All about summer

What a plant needs to grow, sunflower life cycle, summer walk,


Dear Zoo, zoo animals, jungle animals

Under the sea

Sea animals, The seaside, pirates


Help and advice

Websites you may find useful:

Phonics and reading support:

Letters and sounds

Oxford Owl

Phonics Play


Book Trust 

The Communication Trust

Literacy Trust


Maths Support:

Top Marks