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Stegosaurus - Reception

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Welcome to Stegosaurus!




Matthew 5:16









Our Class Quote is:

I never say “I can’t”, I always say “I will try”



In our class there are 25 Reception children. Our teachers are Mrs Fox and Mrs Chambers. (Mrs Fox teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Chambers teaches on Thursday and Friday) Our teaching assistant is Miss Eastham who is in our class every day. Mrs Patel also supports us in our classroom everyday and Miss Riley and Mrs Holgate also help us with our learning.


In Stegosaurus we will support your child to gain an excellent foundation for their learning, skills such as independence, sharing, tolerance and responsibility will be encouraged.  Growth Mindset plays an important role in our classroom, reflected in our class motto above.  We hope your children will leave our class as happy and thriving, independent and resilient individuals, ready to take on the world! 


Things children need in school:


P.E. kit

Water bottles (please ensure these are filled with fresh water daily)

Book bags – reading books must be brought into school every day

Please ensure your child has suitable clothing for the weather/time of year e.g. raincoat, sunhat, hat and gloves.

Please make sure everything your child has in school is clearly labelled.


Toast is available at morning break each day and costs 20p. If you would like your child to have toast then you will need to send them in with 20p in a labelled envelope, wallet or purse each day. Children must be responsible for their own money.


PE is on a Thursday, however, it is useful for your child to have their PE kit in school each day.  Earrings are not part of the Key Stage One uniform and children will not be able to safely take part in PE lessons should they be wearing them.


Please drop off and collect your child from the outside reception door underneath the canopy. A member of staff will always be there to greet your child and help them if needed. To encourage independence we ask that you allow them to come into the classroom by themselves.


What to expect in Stegosaurus Class


During your child’s time in Stegosaurus Class, they will be provided with opportunities both indoors and out to:

Develop their independence


Ask questions

Work as a team

Take turns

Take risks

Be curious

Be creative

Make friends

Get Messy

Develop their phonic skills

Develop their knowledge of number, shape, space and measures

Have fun!

Here are some of the things the children in reception do...


Jolly Phonics action sheet

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Practice Blending Sounds for Reading- CVC Words Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! This reading machine helps children practice blending the letter sounds they've already learnt with simple phonetically decodable CVC words. The letters are from Phase 2 Phonics of the Letters and Sounds document s,a,t,p,i and n.

Phonics Phase 2 (CVC words) Blending for Reading

Looking for fun printable activities? Teach blending for reading with this reading machine that uses only phonetically decodable words CVC words and images to support understanding. This teaching tool is suitable for children who have learnt all Phase 2 Phonics sounds up to 'b' following the letters and sounds document.

How To Pronounce Each Sound

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).


Farmer Pete song with animation by Sunshine Class (pupils aged 5 years)

We made our own animation for the Farmer Pete number bonds for 10 song.

We love learning outdoors!

Autumn Learning Story, Stegosaurus Class