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.

This half term our theme is 'There's Only One Me!' Click here for the Reception topic map.

Click here for the Year 1 topic map.


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 Wednesday. 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!


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!!