Reception – Brown Bears

Welcome to the Brown Bears Reception class page!

Our teacher is Mrs Maughan.  Mrs Vinson and Mrs McCarthy are our Early Years Practitioners. Mrs Vinson is in class full time and Mrs McCarthy works between both the Brown Bears and Polar Bears.   During teacher PPA Mrs Straker supports too.

The 4 and 5 year old children in our class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum 2021 and learn through a mix of child initiated play activities as well as adult directed tasks and small group times.

We have such a busy time in Reception! Here are just some of the things the children learn to do:

-Read and write

– Develop a deep understanding of numbers to 10 including counting, subitising and recalling number bonds

-Work co-operatively with others

-Explore creative media

-Develop their imagination and language skills

The themes we follow throughout the year are based on the children’s interests.  They include:

  • Who am I?
  • How do you celebrate?
  • Who did the Jolly Postman meet?
  • What a Wonderful World!
  • Where do mini beasts live?

We are very lucky to have two ‘In Harmony’ music sessions a week, taught by specialist music teachers from the Sage.

We have a fantastic outdoor area which we use in all weathers thanks to our wellies and waterproof clothing.

As you can see we work hard and learn lots in the Brown Bears class and of course have great fun along the way!


Reception Parent Pamphlet – Summer 2024

Reception Parent Pamphlet Insert – Summer 2024