Stars Class – Reception

Mrs Burbridge and Ms Ahmed are the teachers for Stars Class – we also have Ms Galvin and Mr Lazarashvili as our teaching assistants.

This half term our topic is called ‘Adventures’. We will be learning about transport – looking at the different ways we can travel to new and exciting places and about the transport jobs that we could go on to do.

We will be reading books that focus on travel such as ‘Astro Girl’, ‘Whatever Next!’ and ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’ and also learning a new rhyme or poem each week.

This half term our rhymes are:

  • Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer
  • Zoom Zoom Zoom
  • If you Blast off into Space Today
  • Row Row Row Your Boat
  • The Wheels on the Bus

Our learning environment is the indoor classroom and our outside area and children will explore both areas throughout the day. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the weather (we will be outside in the winter months) and are provided with a spare change of clothes as children have access to water, sand and our mud kitchen.  

Religious Education is at the heart of our learning. We say a morning, lunchtime and end of day prayer which you can practise at home with your child. We also have daily collective acts of worship where we listen to important stories about Jesus and think about what they mean to us with drawing and singing and dancing.

Click here for our school prayer booklet to help your child to learn the school prayers and songs.

You can see the Reception overview for the year here: Reception Overview 2023 – 2024


A few helpful reminders:

Children need to have spare clothes that are labelled in school. Their clothes may get wet when playing outside and with the water tray.

Water bottles can be purchased at the school office. These must be clear and should be taken home to be cleaned every evening.

Fruit is provided every day before morning break time.

Children will bring home a book to read every day and must read with an adult every evening and have their reading record signed. You can read to your child or with your child, depending on their reading ability.  

Children have a PE session every week on Tuesdays but they do not need a PE kit until they join Year 1 (next year).

Please have a look at our class timetable to see what your child is doing each day: Stars Class Weekly Timetable


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