Welcome to our Reception class page! Here you can find out about what we are learning, important events and what Early Years is all about.

Early Years Foundation Stage Leader: Mrs McGuinness

Teachers: Mrs McGuinness and Miss Lees.

 Teaching Assistants: Mrs Butterworth, Mrs Brady and Mrs Tranter.


In St Edward’s Primary School we believe that children learn best when they are happy, feel safe and are given rich and purposeful learning opportunities. Our children develop their learning through enabling environments both in the indoors and outdoor areas. The children build on what they already know and what they can already do through first hand experiences and appropriate planning, which focus’ on our children’s interests. Teachers in the Early Years support and scaffold children’s learning by a balance of teacher-led and child-initiated activities. Children in St Edward’s school therefore learn about the world around them, become independent learners and develop their thinking and communication skills. The link below will take you to an overview of our long-term plan for 2019-2020. Please note that the planning is subject to change due to the interests of our cohort.

EYFS Intent, Implementation and Impact

Long Term Plan 2021



Water Bottles

Please send your child with a water bottle to use in class, clearly marked with their name (Water only please). The water bottles will be sent home everyday so that they can be cleaned and refilled ready for the following day.

PE lessons

Due to restrictions, the children will now be required to come to school in their P.E kit on their designated day and stay in their P.E kit for the duration of the day. The winter P.E Kit is navy jogging bottoms, a white t-shirt and a navy zipped hooded jacket or a navy jumper without a hood. The summer P.E Kit is navy blue shorts and a white t-shirt. The children can wear trainers on this day as they will be continuing to access the outdoor provision throughout the day. Reception’s P.E day is Friday.


Homework will be sent home on a Friday and we would like your child to return this to school the following Wednesday in their homework folder.  Your child might have maths, literacy or project work to complete. Each week you will find details of a new task for your child to complete in their folder and it will also be uploaded below.

Week 1 02/10/2020:  Tapestry Number Hunt
Week 2 09/10/2020: Phonics
Week 3 16/10/2020: Tapestry Shape Hunt
Week 4- Home Learning Challenges
Week 5 20/11/2020: Phonics
Week 6 27/11/2020: Patterns

Home Learning:

Logging in to Google Classroom

Remote Learning Letter to Parents 15.1.2021