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 Mrs Gibbons

Mrs Rangeley, Mrs Lyon and Mrs Beardwell are the Teaching Assistants, additional support is also given by Mrs Bejnarowicz and Mrs Banks.


Welcome to Term 2 at St John's.


Our current topics are 'Fireworks' and 'Light and Dark'

During this topic we will be:

  • Finding out why Christians celebrate Christmas
  • Learning and performing a nativity play
  • Making and writing Christmas cards
  • Writing a letter to Father Christmas
  • Adding, sharing and weighing Christmas presents
  • Ordering numbered Christmas Trees
  • Looking at the shapes of presents
  • Singing Christmas songs and using instruments to accompany them
  • Making Christmas items using new skills, especially cutting

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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Our nativity show is almost ready for an audience! If you have any tickets that you do not think you will use, please hand them to Mrs Rangeley on the gate so that they can be reissued.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Staying healthy in Recpetion

Reception children have been learning about how we can look after our bodies by eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. Here we are running on our all weather track.

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