Welcome to Reception.


Miss McNally: Class teacher

Miss Baird: Class teacher

Mrs Jackson: Teaching Assistant

Mrs Johnston: Tuesday morning teacher

Mrs MacDonald: Tuesday morning teacher.


Our current topic is ‘The Deep Blue Sea’. We will be looking at sea creatures, the beach, pirates, and how things have changed over time. We will be going on a trip to Preston Park where we will look at the differences between old and new toys and how a trip to the seaside has changed over the years.


Junction Farm follows the Letters and Sounds Programme. It is a fun and interactive way to support children in learning how to read and write. In addition to the Letters and Sounds programme we also use Jolly Phonics actions which represents each sound with an action helping children to remember both more easily.

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Reading with your child is very important. Encouraging your child to share books and making this a positive experience will help on their journey to becoming competent readers. In the Early Years your child will be given a book when he or she is ready. This means when their class teacher feels they are ready to start the schools reading scheme (Oxford Reading Tree) we will send one home on a Tuesday with their homework. A record will also be sent and an informative note would be appreciated on how the child has read. A good example of a useful and specific comment would be:

‘Enjoyed story, struggled with the words, ‘the’ and struggled pronouncing ‘th’.’

The children will begin guided reading during the summer term.


In mathematics the children will be given a wide range of experiences both indoor and outdoor to develop their skills and knowledge in counting, number recognition, shape, space, measures and pattern. At home please practise number formation, simple addition, subtraction, counting, time, money etc. and relate these to everyday life.

Home/ School Communication:

Your child will receive homework each week on a Tuesday, this will include Literacy, Mathematics, Phonics and Topic. Homework and reading books must be returned on a Monday so that homework can be marked and reading books changed.

Your child will also receive a proud cloud book. We would appreciate it if you could focus on your child’s personal targets but also use this book to add other achievements and experiences.

Relevant Information:

  • Please label all clothing and PE kits clearly as they can be easily misplaced.
  • Please bring only water in a clearly named bottle or flask. No other drinks thank you.
  • Children are not allowed to bring in toys or personal items unless it is for show and tell (Friday only).
  • Please ensure packed lunches do not contain nuts as we have a number of children with severe allergies.
  • Children now line up on the main yard on a morning but please collect them from their classroom at the end of the day.

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