Welcome to the Reception classes at West Town Lane.

Bumblebees -Miss Chandler

Dragonflies-Miss Staines

Caterpillars –Miss Balmforth

From left to right: (Back row) Miss Thompson, Mrs Hogg, Mrs Lees and Mrs Constable

(Front row) Miss Chandler, Miss Balmforth, Miss Staines and Mrs Galliford

This section of the website will be here to give you termly overviews of what we will be covering in school and key information. Please check your child’s individual class doors/windows for regular updates and messages.

Article 28: Every child has the right to an Education.

A copy of our Information booklet can be found here:

booklet year EYFS R


Term 4                                                                                                                     

Our new project is called ’What’s that twinkling in the sky?’ and is a space themed project.  We will begin our adventure into space by using the ‘virtual reality’ headsets to take a look into space and generate some questions.  We will be looking at the planets and learning some interesting facts about them, as well as exploring what else is in space.   We have lots to squeeze in this term including making space food, writing Mothers’ Day cards and a trip to ‘We the Curious’ and the planetarium.

We’ll be reading ‘Here Come the Aliens’ as our Talk for Writing text, and focusing on the descriptions and rhymes included in the story.  In phonics we will recap phase 3 sounds and words before moving onto phase 4.  Don’t forget to remind your chidlren about finger spaces and full stops when they are writing sentences.

In maths we will be building rockets, weighing ‘moon rocks’ and comparing lengths.  Try talking to your children about things that are heavier or lighter.  Is a sponge heavier than a marble, just because it is bigger?

Some things to remember:

-The school day starts at 8.55.  Please wait at the gates until the bell rings.

-Children will need a bookbag every day.  The children have started to bring home shared readers which are for you to share with your children.  The children will be able to read some of these words!  Phonic materials will be sent home alongside.  These will be simple sounds, captions and Bug Club/Phonics Bug books.

-Stay and Play will start in week 1.  This is an opportunity for you to come into the classrooms and play with your children until 9.20 once a week.  Siblings are welcome but we kindly ask that they are carefully supervised by yourselves.  Please see classroom doors for your child’s morning.

-Children are entitled to free school milk until they are 5 years old and a piece of school fruit every day for our afternoon snack.  Please provide one piece of fruit and a drink of water from home for morning snack.  If your child would like to have milk after their 5th birthday, please see the office for details of how you can pay the Dairy directly.

-Children will be changing for P.E.  Please can P.E kits be ready for week 1.  They can stay in school on your child’s peg.

Remember! Your child is entitled to a free meal which includes the salad bar or hot school meal option.  The school packed lunch is no longer available in Term 2.


Mon 19th- Term begins

Tues 27th&Weds 28th February- Parents eve

Mon 5th March- Caterpillars ‘We the Curious’

Thurs 8th March- Bumblebees ‘We the Curious’

Fri 9th March- Dragonflies ‘We the Curious’

Mon 12th, Tues 13th, Weds 14th March- School Nurse visits

Fri 23rd March- Last day of term