Have a safe and restful half term break. School reopens on Monday 30th October.
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Rockmount Primary School

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Welcome to Reception!


Welcome to our Reception Classes


Amethyst Class

Class Teacher: Amber Vijayaratnam 

Class Teaching Assistant: Lydia Kazibwe


Tanzanite Class

Class Teacher: Simon Bendel 

Class Teaching Assistant: Michelle Verrall


Teaching Assistants across Reception: Anna Gruszecka


Reception Curriculum Map for 2017-2018


Half Term Topic Curriculum Area
Autumn 1st Half    The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales

Personal Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Understanding the World

Physical Development

Autumn 2nd Half Food and Festivals Understanding the World
Spring 1st Half Heroes and Villains

Personal Social and Emotional Development


Spring 2nd Half Spring and New Life
Understanding the World
Summer 1st half Animals Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Summer 2nd Half Water Expressive Arts and Design
Understanding the World

The themes have been chosen to ensure that there is opportunity to cover all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


Although specific areas of the curriculum have been highlighted, we plan for all areas to enable the children to experience a variety of play-based activities during their time in Reception. 


If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Amber Vijayaratnam.


Please read our termly curriculum letter for more information.

Autumn Term


The children have been settling in to school life and have been exploring the opportunities in the Reception classrooms. They have enjoyed spending time both indoors and outdoors. Have a look below at what they have been up to. 

We have been enjoying reading many Traditional Tales. We read the story ‘The Little Red Hen’. In the story, the hen makes bread from scratch but her farmyard friends were not very helpful!


We decided that we would work together as a team and make some of our own bread rolls from scratch!


Have a look below at our bread.