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 Miss Gardner and Miss Casson

Mrs Rangeley and Mrs Beardwell are the Teaching Assistants


Welcome back to Term 6 at St John's.

Our next topic is 'Minibeasts'

We will be:

  • Discussing about caring for living creatures.
  • Reading, sequencing and writing sentences about the story of     The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and comparing it with other stories by Eric Carle.
  • Using non-fiction books to help us to create and write some Minibeast fact files.
  • Using Minibeasts to help us solve problems, including doubling and halving, and looking for symmetry.
  • Observing the changes to our tadpoles, and sequencing other creature life-cycles.
  • Exploring the nature area to look for Minibeasts.
  • Learning Minibeast songs and creating Minibeast dances.
  • Using our imagination to create Minibeasts using a variety of different resources.


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.


Our learning so far... 




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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