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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Reception 2018 to 2019

A very warm welcome to Reception's class page!  

Class Information

Teacher: Miss Shelton

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Peace and Mrs Wilkinson 


Our Current Topic

Our topic this half term is ‘Let’s Celebrate!’  We will be exploring a wide variety of celebrations, including Halloween, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Diwali and Christmas.  Please share with us anything your family will be celebrating.

Please click here for our half term newsletter


Key Dates - Autumn 2 Half Term                                                                  

Some key dates for this half term:

  • Children in Need (themed clothes, non-uniform or dance clothes) – Friday 16th November
  • Reception Express Event – Tuesday 11th December, 2.00-2.45pm
  • Foundation Stage Nativity – Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December, 9.00-9.45am
  • Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 21st December 

More information will be sent out about these events nearer to the time.

Parental Engagement

Working in partnership with parents is central to the Early Years Foundation Stage.  Regularly discussing your child’s learning and achievements from in and out of school will enable us to have a much broader picture of your child’s development.

There are many ways in which we can share information...

  • you can speak with your child's Key Person or the class teacher,
  • you can share observations on 2Simple,
  • you can complete a 'Proud Moment' slip and
  • we will regularly share with you your child's learning journey and share with you their next steps in learning and development. 


Read With Me

We would like to invite parents/carers into class to read with their child each Friday morning until 8.40am.  It would be lovely if you’re able to join us.  You can find some photos of Read With Me sessions in the gallery below. 



Reception have P.E. each Wednesday morning and will need full P.E. kit (black shorts, white t-shirt and pumps/trainers).


Home Learning

Children will be given two reading books to read at home each week.  In Foundation Stage, we encourage parents/carers to read with their child every day, even just for 5-10 minutes. 

Children will also be given topic challenges to complete with you at home. 

Reception's Photo Gallery

Read With Me
Our wonderful children enjoy sharing a book with their parents/carers on Friday mornings...

Firefighter Visit - 24.09.18

We were very lucky to have Firefighter Taylor, from 'Blue Watch,' visit our class to enhance our topic of People Who Help Us. 

We have learned lots of interesting information about the role of a firefighter and about the uniform they wear to keep themselves safe. 

The children were very excited that they were able to wear a real helmet! 


Thank you very much, Firefighter Taylor! 

Maths Stay and Play 25.09.18

Reception enjoyed a maths-themed stay and play session, where they had a variety of maths activities to engage in. Our children practised skills they have learned, developed their thinking skills and solved lots of problems.

Thank you to the parents/carers who joined us. 

All About Harvest  w/c 24.09.18

This week we have been learning all about Harvest. We have been doing lots of exploring! 

Mmm... Freshly Baked Bread!  01.10.18

We have made bread today as part of our Harvest learning and linked to our key text this week in Literacy, The Little Red Hen. 

It was delicious! 

Bedtime Reading Event - 18.10.18

Our children were invited back to school in their pyjamas for an exciting evening of reading.  The children enjoyed a range of texts with stimulating activities to support story telling. 

We even had hot chocolate with marshmallows!  


Here's some feedback from the evening...

 "It was lovely to see all the children and parents getting excited about reading."

"It has given me loads of ideas. I loved seeing all the books themed together - something we could easily do at home."

"What a lovely event for children, they were all so excited."

"[My child] has been so excited, counting down the days."

"Amazing evening!"

"It was a fantastic event... it was lead in a really inspirational way."

"This was a lovely experience."

"A lovely, well resourced event - lots of lovely books."

Do you want to know more about the Early Years Foundation Stage? Head on over to our EYFS Curriculum page