Our Class – Reception

Welcome parents, carers and children to the All Souls Reception webpage!

From here you will be able to access our Reception blog here, keeping up to date with everything we do in Reception. We also have a gallery, with photos  of your children in action, which can be viewed here. There will be information about the children’s learning and keep up to date with upcoming events and trips!

If you have any questions, you may find the answers you need below. If there is anything else you would like to ask or comment on, we are there in the mornings and at collection time.

We are very excited to be working with you and your children, and are looking forward to a prosperous year ahead.

Best wishes,

Miss Cowley


Miss Cowley – Class Teacher

Ms Croarken – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Swain – Teaching Assistant

Our Expectations in Reception

We listen to each other – We expect our children to show respect for the adults and one another by listening to what they have to say and responding appropriately

We look after our things – We expect our children to show respect for our resources, as well as their own and others’ property.

We always try our best – The activities we plan can be easy, when consolidating skills or knowledge, or challenging, when learning something new. Either way, we expect our children to try their best at all times, and we will support them as much as they need.

We always do as we are asked – We expect our children to listen attentively at all times and follow instructions, respond to questions and comments, and demonstrate a positive attitude to learning.

Our Theme

We use a thematic approach to learning. Based on our children’s abilities and interests, we choose themes which engage, excite and motivate children to learn. To keep up to date on our themes, please read our class newsletter, which can be found here.

Physical Education

This half term, Reception will be having PE on Thursday mornings with Mrs Cook. Please ensure, if you have not already, that your children have their PE kit in their box and each item is clearly labelled. They will need an All Souls PE t-shirt, navy shorts, and black pumps.


Children will receive a book and a reading record which must come to and from school each day.  Please read with your child as many times as you can each week.  Once you have heard them read, please complete the section in the record book.  This is a communication diary between us and you so please feel free to write comments in there.  You might want to tell us words they have struggled with, how well the child read the book, if they practised their flashcards.

We hope this information is helpful. If there is anything you would like to see on the website, please let a member of staff know, and we will try our best to accommodate.