Children's Zone

Children's Zone

Beech Grove


We are a Reception year class.

Our teachers are Mrs Pickford and Miss Reilly.


                                Welcome to Dormice class - 2020

Home Learning

Autumn term 2020

Social story to share with your child


Weeks beginning 6th July and 13th July 

Home Learning menu - Weeks 13 and 14 

Weeks beginning 19th June and 26th June 

Home Learning Menu - Weeks 11 and 12 

One More and One Less 

Weeks beginning 8th June and 15th June

Home Learning Menu - Weeks 9 and 10 (pdf)

Talk for Writing Link

Weeks beginning 18th May and 1st June

Home Learning Menu - Weeks 7 and 8 (pdf)

Talk for Writing Link

Weeks beginning 4th May and 11th May

Home Learning Menu - Weeks 5 and 6 (pdf)

High Frequency Words

Talk for Writing Link

Weeks beginning 20th April and 27th April

EYFS Home Learning Menu - April 2020 (pdf)

Phonics Lesson Schedule (pdf)

Talk for Writing Link

Weeks beginning 23rd March and 30th March

EYFS Home Learning Menu - March 2020 (pdf)

Twinkl EYFS Home Learning Resource Pack (zip file)

Useful Websites (pdf)

SASP PE - Keeping Kids and Families Active When at Home (pdf)


Autumn 2 News

The second half of the Autumn term was equally as exciting as the first! We had a non- uniform day to raise money for Children In Need.  The children looked fantastic in their costumes!

One of our highlights for this half term was when we all dressed up as a word. This was a brilliant idea and everyone made a super effort to get involved. We learnt new words such as; fragile, extinct, determined and vibrant.

The children worked really hard this half term to perform ‘The Nativity’ to the whole school and parents. We learnt many new skills during this performance, such as learning to sit quietly and listen, to learn a range of new songs and dances, to project our voice and to gain confidence in performing in front of an audience. The children did a great job and we were very proud of them!

We are passionate about books and love reading! We have recently been to visit Wellington Community Library. Mrs Kimber read Christmas stories to us and we sang lots of songs. We had a lovely time and we are looking forward to our next visit. We have also recently started using the school library every Wednesday where we can choose a book, from a range of fiction and non-fiction books, to take home.


Autumn 1 News

Welcome to our class page!

This term we have had a fantastic time learning all about our topic ‘Marvellous Me’.  We have played lots of ‘getting to know each other games’.

In literacy we have been using Read Write Inc. to help us learn lots of sounds.  Fred frog has been teaching us to blend these sounds to read simple cvc words.

We have also learnt the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ using ‘Talk for Writing’ methods.  We had a lovely hen named Rosie come and visit us.  Ask us to retell it to you using actions – we are fantastic!

In maths we have been looking at numbers.  The Dormice are fantastic at counting forwards and backwards, ordering numbers to 20 and writing numbers beautifully.

In computing we have begun to look at programming, we use the amazing Code-a-Pillars to help us (I think they are our favourite thing to play with at the moment!)

On Halloween Dormice and Hedgehog class decided to come to school dressed in our Halloween costumes.  We wrote about and made potions, we created pumpkins and we even had a witch come and visit us and teach us to use a spinning wheel.  It was lots of fun!

Watch this space for an update on what we get up to next!