Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

Deadline to apply for a Reception place for September 2018 is Monday 15th January


Welcome to Reception Class Page


All about Reception 

Class Teachers:

Miss Powell (RP), Miss Maidman (RM)


Early Year Practitioners:

Mrs Gall (RP), Miss Bransom (RM)





















Our Learning

We have started off the New term with a space landing in our outdoor area. Who could it be? Why did it crash? The children have been very excited learning about Space our new theme for this half term.

In Phonics, we are continuing to cover the Set 1 sounds:



c,k,u,b, f, e, l, h, sh, r, j, v, y, w, th, x, ch, qu, ng and introducing the Set 2 sounds:

ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, ar, or

and the red tricky words:

I, the, no, go, to, he, we, me, she, be, was, you, all, are, her, they, my.

A great song that we have been listening to in class to help s with spelling this tricky words can be found here;

In Maths we will be continuing to use numbers up to 20 confidently,making sure we can add and subtract using practical objects. We will be introducing doubling, by learning it through a song, the 'Doubles Rap'.

We will also be introducing data collection to the class, pictograms and tally charts.

Dates for your diary 

  • Monday 15th January: Friends of Cranborne (FOC)meeting 7.30pm
  • Monday 29th January: FOC Penny War week begins
  • Monday 5th and Thursday 8th February: Parent Consultation Evenings
  • Friday 9th February: Last installment of Forest School Due
  • February 12th- 16th: Half-Term holidays
  • Thursday  22nd February: RP First Forest School Session


Reading Books

This term children will be able to change their reading books up to 3x a week. This will happen on a Monday, Wednesday and a Thursday each week. All children will receive one book, which they have for up to four days. We would love for your child to read their book every night, to build up their sight vocabulary, their understanding of the books and their confidence. Each child now has at least the Set 1 tricky words in their child's reading records. These are for you to use with your child and practice building up their sight vocabulary as well as the confidence to write them. You also have these and the first 100 High frequency words in the homework folder.







Phonics and Reading Resources


Useful websites: (for pure sounds) (for stretchy and bouncy sounds) (for games and resources) (for reading books and resources)


Please find useful information for parents below

Meet Our Super Learner Side Kicks!

Throughout this first half term we will be introducing our Super Learner Side Kicks. These are different animals that demonstrate good learning behaviours for the children to learn from. The children already demonstrate so many of these Super Learner qualities and we will be celebrating these with them.

Forest School

Thank you so much to all the parents that attended my Forest School meeting. This is such a fantastic opportunity for all the children and I really hope that you all agree. I have attached my information PowerPoint below for the parents that couldn't attend. To make it full screen just press the arrows in the top right hand corner. Any questions please come find me. :)