Mill Lane, Beckermet, Cumbria, CA21 2YD

01946 841221


Beckermet C of E Primary School

The building blocks for a bright future

Welcome to Reception !

Reception Class 2019/ 20

Meet our class

This year in Reception we have 12 children. 

Miss Shimmin- Class Teacher, Mrs Kirkbride HLTA, Mrs McCarthy STA

 Our goal is to support children in becoming confident, independent and creative individuals.

Easter Weeks Activities

See below a list of ideas detailing things you could do at home over the Easter holidays. Hope this helps to keep your children entertained at home.


  1. Home learning packs

Click on the reception home learning packs (hard copies were sent out on the end of last week) feel free to use these over the Easter holidays.

Click here to view home learning pack 2

Click here to view home learning pack 3

    2. Phonics and reading

Keep practicing! Use your phonics books, reading books, phonics play, oxford owl and all the wonderful stories that you have at home. Remember to practice tricky words.

    3. Maths

Everyone now has a log in to numbots.

    4.  Websites

Look at useful websites on our class page and on the useful websites tab.

   5. Exercise and physical development

See the section on our class page, why not do some yoga? Go for a family walk, only if safe to do so.

  1. Set up an Easter Egg hunt

If you do not want your child to have too much chocolate set up small foil eggs, hard boiled eggs or cardboard eggs filled with alternative treats. This could be set up in your garden or around the house.

  1. Get crafty

There are lots of crafty activities that you can make with your children, look on sites such as Pinterest for inspiration or click the links below.

Easter Morning        Egg box bunny craft        Felt bunny bag        Woven String Egg Craft       Handprint chicken

  1. Ready, Steady, Bake!

There are lots of recipes out there. Look at BBC good food for ideas or look at some of the recipes that have been included on this page.

  1. Easter Bonnet

If you have not already done so, make a fun Easter Bonnet. You could have a family Easter Bonnet Parade.

  1. Face Painting

Use child friendly face paints to paint your face like the Easter Bunny!

  1. Play some traditional games

Have an egg and spoon race, decorate and roll eggs down a hill, have an egg dunking competition or play pass the parcel with Easter themed treats.

  1. Marble Easter Eggs

All you need for this one are some hard boiled eggs, a bowl of water, and some brightly coloured nail polish. The kids will love it!

     13. Make Cress Heads

All you need are some empty egg shells or a small container, cotton wool and cress seeds. Plant your seeds and draw faces on your cress head and you are ready to go.

     14. Enjoy a picnic

In or outdoors, this is always fun. Take your favourite teddy and read them a story.

      15. Get gardening

In or outside, start planting and growing.

      16. Make a spring picture.

Using natural items such a flowers, sticks, leaves and grasses make a beautiful spring picture.

You can still keep in touch via the famly app over the Easter Holiday's. Take care and have fun. 

Home Learning-due to school closure.

The children will be taking home their folders with their reading book and phonics books inside. Children should be trying to strive for 5 (read five times a week) and to practice their phonics sounds. Children can practice the sounds taught so far, practice reading words that contain these sounds and writing sentences with these words. 

Planning will be added to this page daily. This is to be completed as a minimum amount. Please ensure that all written work has the date written at the top. 

Daily planning

Click here to see Monday's planning 23.03.20

Monday's resources

Number track 0-20

ay phonics booklet


Spring Poems

Click here to see Tuesday's planning 24.03.20

Handwriting Practice Sheet

Phonics ee booklet

Butterfly life cycle


Click here to see Wednesday's planning 25.03.20


Phonics igh worksheet


Click here to see Thursday's  planning 26.03.20

Print Handwriting Practice ow

ow worksheet

ow flash cards

Shape poems

Shape poems 2

Shape poems 3


Click here to see Friday's planning 27.02.20

Handwriting Practice oo

Phonics oo worksheets

Spring Acrostic Poem

Please contact Miss Shimmin via famly app if you have any questions or concerns. We would love to see what you have been doing. You can upload what you have been doing on the famly dashboard or you can private message. EYFS is play based and because of this we have tried to keep activities as adaptable as we can to suit what you have at home.

Physical Development 

Fine motor ideas

Gross motor ideas

See youtube:     #PE WITH JOE- Monday to Friday 9am live on YouTube 

Early years yoga

Scissor grip

Pencil grip



Play recipes


Salt dough


Cooking recipes (adult supervision needed) 

Egg and Cress Dip

Supercrunch pudding

Recipe Greek Salad

Frozen Easter Treats

Fluffy Sheep Recipe

Easter egg biscuits

Please see additional resources below

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs



Phonics Play

Oxford Owl


Phonics and number formation 

Easter tricky words booklet

Numbers to 20

Easter booklet

We all need to look after each other at this difficult time. School will support you as much as we can. Please keep in touch. Take care. 






 Click here to see our Reception Weekly Timetable 

Click here to view our Curriculum Map- Spring has Sprung


Our Reception Curriculum

There are seven main areas of learning in the early years. These areas are taught in a number of ways including class inputs, planned small group activities and through play. Below are the seven areas of learning for Early Years Foundation Stage. Most of these areas are covered by our half termly theme. Themes are chosen to suit the children's interests and are enhanced throughout the half term.

Our theme this half term is ...    Spring has Sprung! 

The seven areas of learning

Prime areas

  • Communication and language            

     This half term the children will learn to follow direction without support. They will use language linked to growing and share their ideas. The children will share their ideas through role play and extend play and build upon reading and writing skills.

  • Physical development

     This half term the children with be continuing to develop their spatial awareness, fine and gross motor skills and pencil and scissor control. In addition to this we will be learning about coordination and ball skills. This is taught in PE and gymnastics sessions as well as in play provision. 

    Reception are also learning about the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise. This falls in line with Health School Week. 

  • Personal, social and emotional development 

    This half term we will be focusing on gaining confidence self-awareness and awareness of others feelings. Talk to children about home and where they live, children will talk freely about home and community. The children will also set up manage the vegetable patch.


Specific areas

  • Literacy 
  • In literacy we are using The Enormous Turnip as our key text.  The children will be focusing on instructional writing and spring poetry, use the Talk 4 Writing approach. Click here to view a youtube clip explain what the Talk 4 Writing approach is.    
  • Mathematics
  • In Maths this half term we are learning about 2D and 3D shape. We will also be leaning about combining two groups to find the whole using a 10 frame and the part part whole method. Maths is taught using the White Rose approach. Children have the opportunity to apply their mathematical knowledge throughout the setting.


  • Understanding of the world This half term we are learning about spring and seasonal changes including weather, planting and growing, new life and animals and life cycles. This will include an exciting visit to a local farm. We will also we looking after our own caterpillars and releasing them into our Reception garden as butterflies.  The children will also we using technology in practical activities and will be able  talk about technology that is used at home and in school, including seeing and naming the parts of a computer, iPad or laptop.


  • Expressive arts and design  This half term the children will be making a variety of spring pictures, crafts and models, using a range of media. The children will also be learning a range of spring songs and rhymes, putting some of these to music using  instruments. 


Settling into Reception September 2019


All children should wear the school uniform (white polo shirt, grey skirt/ trousers and red school jumper). Reception  should also bring a PE kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps) to school each Monday. PE kits can be taken home on Friday to be washed.



Children are provided with a healthy snack at playtime. If children want to bring their own snack to school then they should bring only fruit or vegetables. Small fruit such as grapes, blueberries and strawberries should be sliced. 


Parents support

We are very thankful for all the support we receive from parents. In reception we ask parents to support children with homework. We ask that children read each night and practice their phonics sounds. 


Parents are welcome to speak to the class teacher about any issues they may have.



All forms for reception places should be completed by the January of the year your child should start school. If you need any help with your forms or would like to have a look around the school please do not hesitate to contact school.