Reception 2017 - 2018

Ms Hepple

Mrs Morrison

Mrs Cavanagh

Welcome to Reception

Class Teachers - Mrs Hepple & Mrs Ellis

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Akintunde & Miss Hussain

 Outreach TA - Mrs Cavanagh

         Reception Support - Mrs Hodson                        

Our topic question is -

  Who lives under the sea?

     Hook- dress up day as your favourite superhero




Personal, Social and Emotional Development: We will talk about things that are special to us. We will discover what other children like and dislike and we will find out more about others’ family customs.  

Physical Development: We will be learning about healthy lifestyles to grow and develop. We will be developing our ball skills and our range of different movements indoors and outdoors

Communication & Language: We will be developing our communication skills through discussions about what jungle animals are like like?, how would we feel visiting their  world.  We will be talking about our own interests




Literacy:we will be reading non-fiction books to find out more about animals. We will be reading and writing descriptions of different creatures.

Mathematics: We will be developing our understanding of time. We will be developing our calculation skills.

Understanding the Worldwe will be finding out about the world around us .Comparing the features of our local area compared with the jungle environment. We will be looking at the beginning of Summer.

Expressive Arts & Design: we will be designing jungle animals and using our imagination to create new ones. We will be creating role play and dances based on animal movements. We will be investigating textures and colours.








We will:

Develop our communication skills through collaborative work, talking about how we feel and using our imagination. We will be reading non-fiction texts and writing letters, re-writing known stories. We will be making floorbooks using research.  

We will:

Use the computers, voice recorders, listening centres, cameras, iPads, phones in our classroom as part of our play and to learn more about space and our own environment. We will be using programs to draw.

We will:

Find out about the world and how it was. We will be learning about some people who have worked on conservation. We will learn to take pride our local environment and plan ways to improve it.

We will:

Talk about everybody being different and respect the fact that we have own ideas and feelings. We will learn to respect our environment through growing and planting and improving the school grounds and celebrate British values through our daily learning.


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Early Years Stay and Play , by Mrs Fiorini

Early Years Stay and Play , by Mrs Fiorini

Early Years Stay and Play , by Mrs Fiorini

Contact us

Crosslee Primary School

Crosslee Road


Manchester, M9 6TG

0161 795 8493