St John the Baptist
Church of England Primary School

Foundation Stage

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Meet the Foundation Stage Team

The Teachers in Reception are Mrs Duffill and Miss Casson

Mrs Rangeley and Mrs Beardwell are the Teaching Assistants


Welcome to Term 4 at St John's.


Our current topics are Easter and Spring.

During this topic we will be:

  • Discussing why and how people celebrate Easter.
  • Looking after and observing our living chicks, and talking about caring for living things.
  • Problem-solving in maths, including finding pairs of numbers that total 10 with chicks and eggs.
  • Calculating with eggs and chicks and recording our maths learning – addition and subtraction.
  • Finding out all about eggs and animals that lay eggs.
  • Making Easter cards.

At the beginning of each new topic check your child's book bag for a curriculum information 'flyer' that explains the focus for the different curriculum areas.

It is also available on the Parents Notice Board in our outdoor learning area.



 How the Reception Unit works at St John's

Children are not put into traditional classes until much later in the year. We put the children into 4 different colour groups (also their tray and peg colours) so that the children rotate around the two teachers and teaching assistants. This way the children make lots of new friends and get to know all the adults really well. The unit is 'free flow', allowing children to learn both inside and outside, as well as being free to go between both the classrooms and into the creative area. If you have any questions about the way we work as a unit, please feel free to come and see any of the Reception staff.Check the parents notice board located on the outside wall near to the classroom door for new topics or information. All the information will also be put here on our website page.  


If you have any questions, queries or worries please see one of the Reception Team - staff are available at the beginning and end of every day. 

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9 Chicks have hatched and are doing well!

The first chick to hatch!

Our first chick has hatched this morning! 

We made stir fry for Chinese New Year



We had a fire engine come to visit us at school!

As part of our learning about transport we were able to look around the fire engine, and even try some of the equipment. 

The children all had a turn at squirting water from the hose and tried sitting in the fire engine with a firefighter's helmet on.

Reception made fruit kebabs.

After learning lots about ways to stay healthy, our school chef came to visit the classroom and we made some fruit kebabs. Some of us even made a repeating pattern with the fruit and we all enjoyed eating them!

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