Reception (EYFS)

Welcome to Reception at Lakeside 

In reception at Lakeside, we have 3 classes. Our classes in school are named after inspirational people. We have endangered species named classes as our inspirational person in the EYFS is David Attenborough. 

Our 3 classes are: 

RA - Snow leopards class - Mrs Pericleous, Mrs Edden and Miss Cumpstone

Screenshot 2021-12-21 at 21.51.55.pngRB - Tiger class - Miss Nuell and Miss Blackburn

RC - Panther class - Miss Morgan and Miss Fitzjohn 

Children will be greeted at the gate each morning by their class adults. Teachers are available to speak at the gate, via Class Dojo or on the phone if you request a call via the office. 

Children should have a book bag that they bring to school each day with their reading book in. We expect children to read at home four times a week to help consolidate their phonics learning. 

Children in reception have PE once a week. On PE days, children should come to school in their PE kit - a white t-shirt and black leggings / shorts / jogging bottoms with a school jumper or cardigan.

PE days are:

RA - Tuesday           RB - Thursday             RC - Friday

In the EYFS (nursery and reception) we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We plan for learning across the 7 areas of learning:

Communication and language

Personal, social and emotional development

Physical development



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

Children have daily taught sessions for phonics, interactive story and maths as well as weekly taught sessions for PE, music, PSHE, big talk and investigation. 

Children embed and consolidate thier learning through play and exploration of the learning environment. 

Helpful websites and links to support your child:

Hungry little minds - With links to activities and ideas to support reception aged children. 

Numberblocks - To support maths learning - counting, ordering, recogninsing numbers and amounts and much more.

Alphablocks  - To support phonics learning - recognising graphemes, blending, segmenting and pure sounds. 

Words for life - To support early literacy development

Phonics play - games and activities to support phonics development. Choose phase 2, 3 or 4 for reception learning. 


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