Our Team 2022-23




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Ann Mongan (Mon)

Helen Austin (Tues-Fri)


Wendy Fountain

Eleanor Perrins (am)


Ann Mongan

Wed pm


Class Governor:  Shelly Baker


The Sunshine Room

Our Classroom is named The Sunshine Room. Alongside focussed activities, we can learn in the continuous provision areas. We have a Home Corner, Reading Area, Understanding the World/Fine Motor Area, Writing Area, Mathematics Area, Sand Area and Construction Area.


The Rainbow Room

The Rainbow Room is shared area which we use alongside Year One. It houses many continuous provision areas as well as focussed, differentiated learning challenges linked to the current topic. The Rainbow Room is accessed daily by all children.


Our Outdoor Area

The Annexe

We now have a wet room to enable our children to change into waterproofs and wellies so they can access our new equipment safely - and mainly, keep clean and dry! The Rain and Shine room has also been adapted to house even more new outdoor resources and equipment which can be accessed by the children during independent learning time.


Early Years Foundation Stage New Framework 

Please click on the picture link to view the new government framework for children in Reception Class.  This framework outlines the standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.

Curriculum Information

Please access the document below for information about long term planning in Reception.  This document outlines what will be taught this academic year by subject.

Click to Download Reception Curriculum Long Term Planning 2021-22 [pdf 122KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Reception Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Curriculum [pdf 233KB] Click to Download

Teaching and Learning Newsletters

Please select from the documents below.

Click to Download 50 Things to do Before You're 5 Years Old [pdf 1MB] Click to Download

Topic Resources Autumn Term First Half 2022

Please click on the links to access resources for the topics you are learning this half term.


Reception Class Recommended Reading Books

Giving children access to all varieties of literature is extremely important for their success. Reading is a key life skill which is crucial to developing language skills and access to the wider curriculum. It provides children with the chance to respond and develop personal opinions encouraging deeper thoughts and their imagination.  Our aim is to develop a love and passion for reading both at home and school.  We have specially selected high quality reading books for each year group.  Some of these books can be found in the classroom and some are available for loan at Lees library. Encourage your child to read as many of these books as possible throughout the year.

Please select the document below to see the books we recommend.

Click to Download RECEPTION CLASS RECOMMENDED READING LIST [pdf 325KB] Click to Download

Homework Grids

Please select from the documents below.


Things to Remember - Autumn Term First Half


Outdoor Learning: Please make sure your child brings a coat to school everyday. Outdoor learning is a vital part of the Early Years Curriculum and will happen on a daily basis. We kindly ask for you to provide us with a pair of wellies for your child which can be kept in school. This will enable us to learn outside in all Oldham weather!

Wellies: Please make sure that your child has a pair of wellies in school so that our outdoor learning can take place in all weathers. The wellies need to be labelled with the child’s name or initials.

Library: TBA

Reading Books: Changed weekly

Homework Grid: Completed weekly – Your child will bring home a booklet, to be completed each week. Please leave this in your child’s bag.

Reading at Home: At least three times a week — please write in the planner when your child has read at home on three separate occasions. This is now an always rule. It is very important for your child’s development that they practise their sounds and reading books little and often at home and at school.