Our Class – Reception



This website and blog will help you to keep to date with everything we do in Reception. There will be information about the children’s learning as well  as keeping you up to date with upcoming events and trips!

If you have any questions, you may find the answers you need below. If there is anything else you would like to ask or comment on, we are there in the mornings and at collection time.

Thank you for choosing All Souls School.  We are very excited to be working with you and your children, and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

Mrs Jilks


Mrs Jilks – Class Teacher and Early Years Leader

Ms Croarken –  Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Some Expectations in Reception

We listen to each other – We expect our children to show respect for the adults and one another by listening to what they have to say and responding appropriately

We look after our things – We expect our children to show respect for our resources, as well as their own and other’s property.

We always try our best – The activities we plan can be easy, when consolidating skills or knowledge, or challenging, when learning something new. Either way, we expect our children to try their best at all times, and we will support them as much as they need.

We always do as we are asked – We expect our children to listen attentively at all times and follow instructions, respond to questions and comments, and demonstrate a positive attitude to learning.

We have fun! –

Physical Education

This term, Reception will be wearing PE uniform.  Please ensure, if you have not already, that your children have their PE kit clearly labelled. This decision will be reviewed throughout the term.


Due to the current circumstances children will be reading in school.  They will have some words sent home for them to practise and how well they learn these will help us decide which book to start them on.  These words are to be kept at home. Once the situation improves the reading will be as below.

Children will receive abook and a reading record which must come to and from school each day.  Please read with your child as many times as you can each week.  Once you have heard them read, please complete the section in the record book.  This is a communication diary between us and you so please feel free to write comments in there.  You might want to tell us words they have struggled with, how well the child read the book, if they practised their flashcards.

We will be starting to write using the cursive style of handwriting.  We will be practising in school during the week.  Please would you help by encouraging your child to use cursive writing whenever they write.

We hope this information is helpful. If there is anything you would like to see on the website, please let a member of staff know, and we will try our best to accommodate.