Banks St Stephens CE Primary School

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17th January 20
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Welcome to Reception Class

Reception class is a wonderful, bright and colourful learning environment with stimulating and vibrant areas of learning. The children enjoy discovering new concepts and ideas in their exciting surroundings.  

Our planning is started with the children using floor books and sharing ideas based on the children's interests. We record the main intended learning objectives in our medium term plans for each topic or theme. Click on the links under each topic heading to see how we link the children's ideas to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Mrs Melling works with our fabulous teaching assistant, Mrs Fitch.

Our page is updated regularly to keep you up to date with what we get up to!

Phonic Sounds


Below is a link to the pronunciation of our current phonic sounds, you can use these to support your child with their reading and writing at home.

Farmer Christmas


We went on a Chistmas trip to Farmer Teds. We had the most magical time meeting all the animals, going on tractor rides, feeding reindeers and seeing Father Christmas in his special grotto. We were so very well behaved and made the teachers and staff very, very proud! 

Our Narnia Experience


We went to visit Hesketh Bank Christian Centre for The Narnia Experience and what a WONDERFUL time we had!

Autumn Days


Autumn has meant learning about Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and of course enjoying the crisp Autumn weather from inside and out. 

The Greatest Show


Many of our children this year started school with a love of The Greatest Showman which was this inspiration of our topic - Circus. What a wonderful time we have had! We learnt about circus' acts, circus skills, about animal habitats, wild and domestic animals and animal welfare, all finished off with a show planned and created by the children themselves - The Special Show. 

Our First Week At School


We have had the most wonderful week settling into our new class, exploring our classroom and making lots of new friends - this year is going to be fantastic!