Mill Lane, Beckermet, Cumbria, CA21 2YD

01946 841221


Beckermet C of E Primary School

The building blocks for a bright future

Welcome to Reception and Year 1!

This year in our lovely class we have 20 amazing children!

Mrs Alderson is our Class Teacher,  and Mrs McCarthy is our Teaching Assistant.

 We want your children to be happy...confident...independent learners!


We have a different theme every half term in Reception/Year 1. Click here for our Reception Long Term Plan.

Click here for our Year 1 Long Term Plan. Our Year 1 planning is based on the National Curriculum, but is usually taught through a half-termly theme or topic.

This Summer term, we are learning about the seaside! Click here for the Reception topic map on Beside the Sea. 

Click here for the Year 1 topic map all about the seaside.


Our planning allows us to help your children aim for the Early Learning Goals throughout their Reception year. 

The Early Learning Goals are taken from the following areas:

Communication and Language

Personal Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

We do this through a series of half-termly plans which cover all 7 areas of the Foundation Stage curriculum.

These plans are not rigid though as sometimes the children's interests lead us in a different direction! That's what makes teaching in Reception exciting!!


Children in Reception are expected to do Phonics homework every night to help reinforce the sound learnt in school that day. The children are also expected to share a book with an adult every night too.

Children in Year 1 are also expected to read every night too. The Read Write Inc. books introduce new language patterns to the children but we encourage them to read other favourite books at home too!

In addition to this, the children in Year 1 have a homework book.

There will be a Maths and an English activity each week, but there may also be a piece of topic related learning too.

Homework will be given out on a Monday and should be returned the following Friday. 

Our PE day this term is a Monday. This half-term we're learning all about tennis! Children are encouraged to bring their PE kits on a Monday and then leave them in school.

Can I please ask that ear-rings are not worn that day. Thank-you!

We read a story about the Queen's hat and then had great fun making our own 3D map of London landmarks the hat visited!

We all designed and made our own amazing crowns!

Our Design Technology project was to create a giant spider sculpture! Rolling the newspaper into tubes was very very tricky!! It took us all a long time to get it right!! We taped all the different tubes together and then painted our finished sculpture...we didn't have any bronze paint so we used orange instead! We were very pleased with our spider model and we all worked together to create it!

Number day was lots of fun! Look at our photos!

We mapped out Antarctica and then tried to create our own!

The challenge was to get the paperclips out of the water without getting our hands wet!!

We experimented with the magnets and worked out how to do it!

We were very scientific this afternoon!

Reception class painted beautiful pictures of the story of Ruth and Naomi. We decided they were very good friends...just like us!

There's always time for a cup of tea and a chat in our class!!
There's always time for a cup of tea and a chat in our class!!

We were very pleased with our amazing pegboard pictures!

We had a great afternoon deciding which materials we wanted to test in our umbrellas! Some of us got very wet!

Harry Potter Day was MAGIC!! We found some fantastic wands outside!!

We were very proud of our 'Book Nooks'!! They were based on the story of the Hungry Caterpillar.