Our Team 2022-23




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Mrs A. Mongan (Mon)

Mrs H. Austin (Tues-Fri)


Mrs W. Fountain

Miss E. Perrins (am)


Mrs A. Mongan

Wed pm


Class Governor:  Lesley Stansfield

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.

Phonics at St Thomas' Leesfield

Please click on the picture link to find out more about how phonics are taught at school.

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 2022-23 [pdf 76KB] 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 Reception Autumn 2 Teaching and Learning Newsletter 2022 [pdf 267KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Reception Autumn 1 Teaching and Learning Newsletter 2022 [pdf 345KB] Click to Download
Click to Download 50 Things to do Before You're 5 Years Old [pdf 1MB] Click to Download

Topic Resources Autumn Term Second 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.

Click to Download Reception Homework Grid Autumn Term Second Half 2022 [pdf 497KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Reception Homework Grid Autumn Term First Half 2022 [pdf 1MB] Click to Download

Things to Remember - Autumn Term Second Half

Reading at Home: Please encourage your child to read their reading book four times at home before it can be changed in school. Please record this in their planner.  If the children have four reads recorded in their planner, they will receive a golden token to put in their groups treasure box. The winning team will get a dip in the prize bag or have a treat.

Remember to be in the line for 10 to 9!
Reading Books: These will be changed once a week.   
PE Day: Wednesday and outdoor provision – the children are to come to school in their PE kits every Wednesday.
Homework Grid: Completed weekly and signed for Fridays.
Reading at Home: at least four times a week —  please write in the planner when your child has read at home on four separate occasions. We will be introducing this as an always rule.