St Lawrence


'Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.' (Proverbs 22:6)



Class Teacher

Teaching Assistants

Miss Campbell

Mrs Millard (Monday and Tuesday)

Mrs Cawley (Wednesday - Friday)

Miss Gill (Monday – Friday)

Mrs Dawson (Monday – Friday)

Welcome to Reception!

Here in our Reception Class at St Lawrence, children engage in both indoor and outdoor learning environments where they can explore their learning and create their own child-initiated play. Teachers create activities based on the interests of the children and promote the characteristics of effective learning by enabling children to play, explore, actively learn and think critically.

We stimulate a love for learning by supporting our children in becoming resilient, inquisitive and independent learners. We recognise the unique learning styles of our children and create an exciting environment full of questioning, reflecting and discovering to ensure our children have the best start on their learning journey.

In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, further information can be found in the curriculum section on our website, or by clicking here.

Our Topic is: 'Starry Night'

This project explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.

We will be looking at three books: Astro Gril, Man on The Moon and Owl Babies.

Long Term Plan Half Term Plan Timetable

December 2023 - Christmas Performance

Reception took part in their first whole school Nativity. They sang Away in a Manger and learnt the poem ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Lights’.


Your child will have a blue homework book; every Friday there will be new homework set which you will find stuck into their homework book. Each piece of homework is aimed to take them a maximum of 15 minutes to complete. It is encouraged that children complete as much of the homework as possible unaided, this lets us see what they can do independently. Please ensure your child comes into school on a Monday with their homework book so that it can be looked at and returned with a new piece of homework on the Friday.

Reading Expectations – reading for pleasure is something we promote as a school, it is important that children develop a love for reading at an early age as this will best support them throughout their time at school. On a Friday, children will come home with two books, a Little Wandle book which has been carefully placed against their current phonics knowledge and a choosing book. Your child would have read their Little Wandle book at school so should be confident when reading it to you at home. Their choosing book can either be read by them or yourself. On a Monday their Little Wandle book will be taken so that a new one can be allocated on the following Friday. In the meantime, the children will have their reading book to read for the remainder of the week, choosing books will be changed on a Friday.

We ask that children are reading every night and comments are left in their reading journal.

Reception Suggested Reading List


Please note that P.E day for Reception is Wednesday. Please can your child come to school dressed in their P.E kits on this day.