Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

A huge well done to Friends of Cranborne for organising fantastic events for our children this term. So far they have raised well over £8000 from the Fireworks, School Disco and Tesco Blue Token Scheme. Thanks to everyone who has attended events and supported the Friends with their fundraising efforts


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

This half term our focus has began with Funny Bones and Fire safety, with a trip from a real fireman! We have continued with following what the children are interested in and are covering other People who help us.

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 the red tricky words:

I, the, no, go, to, he, we, me, she, be

In Maths we have continued to look at number and how we can add/take away using pratical resources.

This week (beginning 13th November) we will be looking at 3D shapes and their properites. So we will be looking at what shape their faces are, how many corners. We will also be investigating whether they roll or not.



Dates for your diary 

  • Tuesday 14th November - Foundation Stage Open Morning 9-10am
  • Tuesday 14th November- Forest School parent meeting in New hall 10-10.30am
  • Friday 17th November - Children in Need Dress up in your Pjs, onesies or spotty clothes. £1 donation
  • Friday 17th November - Cranborne Bake off- Children can bring in any type of bake to win Star baker. Cake Sale at end of the day outside Reception-Year 2.
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Reading Books

We will be changing all children's books on a Monday 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. :)