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 One- Spring 2019!

Reception and Year One!

Meet our class



This year we have 21 children in our class, 6 Reception and 15 Year One children. The staff that are working in this class are Miss Shimmin (class teacher),  Mrs Kirkbride (HLTA), Mrs McCarthy (STA).


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


Our Reception Curriculum

There are seven main areas of learning in the early years. These areas are taught in a number of ways. They can be taught as individual subjects or in a cross curricular approach. At our school children learn through formal sessions and through play.


The seven main areas

Prime areas

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design


In reception and year one  we have a new theme each half term.

This half term our theme is…

Our Wonderful World


What are you learning about this half term?

English- Our Wonderful World 

Relevant texts 

  • Mr Grumpys outing- John Burningham
  • Mr Grumpy’s Motor car- John Burningham
  • On my way home- Jill Murphy 
  • The magic bed- John BurninghamThrough the Magic Mirror (A Browne).
  • Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett.
  • The train ride- June Crebbin
  • The hundred decker bus- Mike Smith


White Rose Maths Mastery 

Reception- Numbers:
addition and subtraction

Shape, space and measures:
3D shape and Time 

Year One- Addition and subtraction, measures and multiplication


Seasonal changes (spring and summer)

  • Winter to spring
  • Spring weather
  • Spring walk
  • Spring to summer
  • Summer weather
  • How to stay safe in summer


Staying safe online

Reception- about use topic- using basic technology 

Year One- computer skills 


How to look after our world?



Mulit sports- Mondayn school coach 

Gymnastics- Tuesday mornings at Whitehaven Sports Centre


Art and design




  • We have a large classroom which has several learning areas. Some of which are the home corner, book corner, role play area, creative area and the construction area. Other resources are easily accessible and are changed regularly.


  • We have many ICT facilities such as computer, iPads, programmable toys, a plasma screen, laptops and interactive whiteboard.


  • Children are able to choose a range of media and materials to inspire their creativity.


  • We have a safe outdoor area where children can access several resources such as the large bikes and cars, small climbing frames, slides and obstacle course equipment. Under the canopy are the sand and water trays.


  • The class benefits from having a large cloakroom. Reception and year one class have their own toilet facilities inside the classroom which are easily accessed.


 Our outdoor area


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.


Parents support

We are very thankful for all the support we receive from parents. In reception and year one we ask parents to support children with homework. We ask that children read each night and practice their phonics sounds. Year One have weekly spelling to learn. 


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.