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 Information Evening powerpoint is available to be viewed below. 

For the phonics handout, click HERE.

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: 16th October

Literacy: We are learning about the ORT book characters. 

Maths: We will be learning about repeating patterns and sequencing. 

Homework and Learning Journeys will be going home over half term. We will send a letter to explain during the week.

Important dates for the year ahead:

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

23/10 - 27/10 = Half term


Thu 2/11      = Tours for prospective parents am

Tue 7/11      = Parents evening 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thu 9/11      = Parents evening 4:00pm-6:00pm

Thu 16/11    = Tours for prospective parents am

Thurs 23/11 = Tours for prospective parents am

Mon 27/11   = Nativity dress rehearsal to school

Tue 28/11    = Nativity to parents 9:30am

Wed 29/11   = Nativity to parents 9:30am

Thu 30/11    = Flu vaccinations

Fri 1/12        = Presents for parents

Sat 2/12       = Christmas Fair

Thu 21/12    = End of term, school finishes at 2:00pm


Spring 1

Spring 2

Thur 4/1      = Inset day

Fri 5/1         = Inset day

Mon 8/1      = Start of term

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. 


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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