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Gorseybrigg Primary School and Nursery



Welcome to our Reception class page!  Each term this page will be updated with our current learning and give you some ideas about how to support your child at home with their reading, writing and maths.

Our research question this term is 'Should we take care of the environment?' and our concept is friendship!  We are focusing on Geography and DT and will be learning about sustainability, waste and climate change.  Our DT project is based on wheels and axels and we will be using junk modelling to create a moving vehicle.

As part of our project we will be learning about endangered animals and reading lots of stories to support our work.  All of our learning is based on high quality children's books such as:

There's a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins

Varmints by Helen Ward

The Squirrels who Squabbled and the Whale who Wanted more by Rachel Bright

Please click on the link below to view our plans for the Autumn Term in more detail!

Plans for the Autumn Term!

Helping at Home

It is vital that you aim to read with your child at least three times per week.  Each child has a reading book, words cards to learn and a phonics game to play in their reading packet.  Please write a short comment in your child's reading book.  We are completing a class reading challenge and points are gained for each child when they have read at home.


Our library day is Friday.  Please send your book back to school each week so that your child can choose a new one.


Our PE days are on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Please send your child to school in their PE kit on those days.  This term we are listening and moving to music from all around the World.  We are learning to travel safely on gymnastics equipment and we are learning to play different games with balls in games.

Special Events…


Autumn Term:

Welcome Buffet 

Early Reading Workshop for Parents

Christmas Concert and the Christmas Party!

Spring Term:

 Maths Workshop for Parents

Easter Celebrations

Hatching Chicks in the Classroom!

Summer Term:

 Forest School and Play Workshop for Parents

Sports Day