Welcome to Reception


Our aim at Park Mead is for every child to fulfil their potential through fostering an outstanding learning environment which maximises: 

motivation, independence, enjoyment and challenge.



The songs we will be singing for the nativity are below. Please practise them with your child. Thank you. 

The Reception Team

Mrs Baker Mr Driscoll

Miss Payne


Mrs Denton-Miller


 Mrs Evans   

 Mrs Booth

Mrs Moore

What is happening this week?


W/C: 22nd January

Literacy: We will be writing instructions on how to make gingerbread men and writing a recount of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' story.

Maths: We will be using language related to weight while making gingerbread men and using scales to compass and discuss the language of weight. 

Important dates for the year ahead:

Spring 1

Spring 2


12/2 – 16/2 = Half term


Wed 14/3 = Zoolab visit

Thu 29/3  = End of term, school finishes at 2:00pm


Summer 1

Summer 2

Mon 16/4  = Start of term

Mon 7/5    = Bank holiday

Tue 8/5     = Ladyland Farm trip

28/5 – 1/6 = Half term

Mon 25/6 = Inset  day

Fri 20/7    = End of term

Mon 23/7 = Inset day


Phonics support and Information


Phonics Play Website

Letters and Sounds Website

Click here to watch the correct pronunciations of the sounds.

Click here to see the actions for the sounds and how they are written. 

The Information Evening powerpoint is available to be viewed below

For the phonics handout, click HERE.


Topic Overview

Autumn 1  All about me
Autumn 2  Colour and Christmas. Nativity. 
Spring 1  Traditional Tales.  
Spring 2 Spring and New Life. Visit from Zoolab.
Summer 1 Egg hatching. The Farm. Visit to Ladyland Farm
Summer 2 Summer and the Seaside. 

Click here to view the EYFS Framework Document.

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