Reception Class Page


We are FRIENDSHIP CLASS - our class value is Friendship.

This is going to be an exciting year in which children learn all about the routines at Bishop Perrin School and develop strong foundations in their learning.

In Reception, children learn to read in a story-rich environment.  We share books every day and learn about the world through a range of fiction and non-fiction books. Children learn to read through daily phonics sessions and learn cued articulation to support their understanding of the 44 sounds of the English language.  Children are encouraged to develop their writing skills through extensive imaginative play and exploration of the environment.  We endeavour to provide many real-life experiences for children in their learning which will include cooking, baking, gardening and visiting local places of interest such as the park and the library.

Children each have a Reading Log which should be in school every day.  The Reading Log is for parents to record the reading that takes place at home and for school staff to record information about the progress children are making in their reading.  Each child has a designated day on which their reading books will be changed.  Children should read their school reading book as many times as possible during the week to consolidate their learning.  Phonics Reading Books are shared digitally. All children bring home a sharing book from the School Library once a week.

Some of the themes of learning will include: Monster and Aliens, Dragons and Chinese New Year, Winter and Dark Nights, Traditional Tales, Food and Cooking.

PE is on Friday each week.  Children keep their PE kit in school and are encouraged to be independent when changing in and out of their school uniform.  Please support us by fostering a culture of independence at home. 

Recommended reading books



Click here to find out how you can be ‘Ready to Learn’ at Bishop Perrin School.


In Reception Class we would like you to try to become more and more independent.

Can you:

  • Get dressed into your uniform?
  • Put on your own shoes?
  • Put on your own coats and do them up?

Take a look at our Twitter page to see examples of the children's work and learning.