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Reception – Butterflies


Welcome to Reception at Pikemere also known as The Butterflies.

Things to remember for September

  • School Uniform
  • Book Bag
  • A water bottle
  • Your PE day is WEDNESDAY so come into school in your outdoor PE kit on those days.
  • Outdoor learning will start once we have settled into school life, I will add dates to the website to confirm. On outdoor learning days, please send your child in wearing old trousers and an old coat, wellies can stay at school for the term.

Our School Day

Our school day starts at 8.45am. I will greet the children at the small green gates on the Key Stage One yard. Children will leave school at 3.05pm via the same gate.

Here is an outline of our day:

*Welcome activities and registration

*Letters and sounds


*Literacy, Dough Disco, Child initiated/adult led activities


*Maths and Child initiated/adult led activities

*Story time



*Reading for pleasure/individual or group reading

*Topic and Child initiated/adult led activities

*Story time


The Early Years Curriculum

Our curriculum and practice is led by the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

This year, Pikemere is becoming an Early Adopter of the new Early Years Curriculum. This means we have a new framework to implement and new Early Learning Goals to work towards. We learn through seven key areas of learning which include:

3 Prime Areas of Learning:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Self Regulation, Managing Self and Building Relationships

Communication and Language – Listening, Attention and Understanding and Speaking

Physical Development – Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills

Four Specific Areas of Learning :

Literacy – Comprehension, Word Reading and Writing

Mathematics – Number and Numerical Patterns

Understanding the World – Past and Present, People, Culture and Communities and The Natural World

Expressive Arts and Design – Creating with Materials and Being Imaginative and Expressive

Our Learning in Autumn

The whole school will be looking at the book…

Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers.

This book will lead us to many different topics and themes and will also be linking to other books such as Funnybones, Oliver’s Vegetables and Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you hear?

Our Curriculum Web

Resources to support your child

Maths games – http://www.topmarks.co.uk

Reading and phonics app/ website – www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Phonics website – www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Phonics website –www.phonicsbloom.com

Number blocks and Alphablocks programmes – www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/

Mrs Fowler’s Must Read Picture Books

I have a real passion for books and stories. They play such an important part in the development of language, reading and writing.

Here are some of my favourites ( I could add hundreds!):

and remember…

Pikemere School Alsager
Pikemere is made special by the children.