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Slyne-With-Hest St Luke's Church of England Primary School

Listen, learn, love and laugh as part of God's family

Reception 2022 - 23

Welcome to the Reception Class of 2022

Hello, I am Mrs Cunningham, the class teacher and our Classroom assistant is Miss Bland. Both of us work full time in Reception, although I work from home on a Tuesday afternoon, when Miss Bland is helped by Mrs Hole. Mrs Walker will also be working with us in the mornings.

Please check this page regularly as I add some photos each week to show what we have been doing - I try to include as many of the children as I can! I will also put on curriculum information and the weekly poem which I expect all of the children to learn at home.

Remember, I am always available for a quick chat at drop off and pick up times, do please let me know if you need a longer conversation and I can easily arrange that.



Each week we learn a poem or rhyme, which is usually related to our class topic. We say these together as a class and the children are always so proud to see the amount they know grow. I will put the poems here, please will you help your child to learn the poem each week so that they can join in confidently. Thank you.

Spring Term Poems

Autumn Term Poems

Half termly information sheets

Each half term I will put an information sheet on here, with just a little more information about what we will be doing in the EYFS class.

Yearly Overview

The document below outlines our curriculum for the year and is an overview of the topics we intend to cover. However, it isn't set in stone and we will adapt it as necessary!

Early Learning Goals

Towards the end of the school year, I have to assess each child on the EYFS Early Learning Goals. I know that this seems like a long way off, but here they are so that you can see where we're going over the next few months.

Here are photos from each week!

The children had a great time at Cycle training, with lots of successes.

The children had a lovely time in the snow!

This week we have explored Chinese New Year. We tasted foods and made up music for our own dragon dances.

This week we have been exploring ice. We looked at it carefully, we held it, and we found out how to make it make melt faster. We had to free some dinosaurs too!

We have enjoyed stories about Penguin Pete, then we drew with pastels, wrote sentences and drew penguins in computing.

We have started our Weather topic, thinking about Ice and Cold.

We thought about clothes for different kinds of weather and we made cold collages.

We had a lovely party today, with a special visitor.

We had a great time at the Christmas Fair

It's nearly Christmas


This week we learnt about the jobs firefighters do. We had another great role play area,

Letters and Posting

We have been exploring posting letters. We enjoyed our Post Office role play area!

Bonfire Night

We enjoyed acting out the story of the Gunpowder Plot.

We enjoyed chocolate sparklers!

Our Autumn Topic

Thank you for all of the autumn things the children brought in, we are enjoying using them.

Look at our fabulous autumn work, with printing, fingerprinting, leaf rubbings and computing!

Harvest Week

This week we have had great fun playing in a fruit and veg shop, and we enjoyed tasting different types of bread.

Our rhyme this week has been about stars. We printed these star pictures and drew these fabulous nocturnal animals.

This week we have explored shoes. We learnt the poem ‘1,2, Buckle My Shoe’, we had a Shoe Shop role play area and we measured our feet with cubes. We also had great fun with our big outdoor toys.

This week we have been learning about spiders.

Here are a few photos from the first weeks of school.