Stars Class – Reception


Welcome to Stars Class. My name is Mrs Burbridge and I am your child’s class teacher, Ms Galvin and Ms Makhareta are the Teaching Assistants. 

This half term we will focus on getting to know each other and settling into our new class and new routines. Our first class topic is ‘All about me’. In our Reception Class, the children will learn through a mix of: independent exploration of the classroom environment, indoors and outdoors; through short carpet sessions led by adults and by adults supporting children in their play. During short carpet sessions we will focus on key subjects such as: Phonics, Reading and Writing, Maths, RE, PSHE and Understanding of the World.

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.  

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.

We will be learning a new rhyme every week and we read a new ‘core’ book in class each week. Please click on the link to see which books and poems we will learn this term: Reception Class books and rhymes


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).


Thank you for your support.