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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 'How does it feel when things change?' and our concepts are tradition and independence!  We are focusing on History and will be learning about how we have have changed, our future ambitions and new life!  We will be watching some chicks hatch in the classroom and learning how to care for them.  We will be learning about Easter and Chinese New Year and thinking about traditional celebrations within different communities and faiths.

In phonics we will be learning the Phase 3 phonemes and practising blending and segmenting with them.  We will be reading lots of stories this term and our work will be based on these:

Oi Dog by Claire and Kes Gray

Titch by Pat Hutchins

Tad by Benji Davies

The Ugly Duckling and The Little Red Hen (Traditional Stories)

The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright

The Fish Who Could Wish by John Bush

Non- Fiction books based on life cycles

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

In Maths we will be learning number bonds to 5 and then 10.  We will be completing addition and subtraction number sentences using our fingers and Numicon.


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



Click here to see our plans for the Spring 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

School Trip to the Butterfly House!