Bathampton Primary School

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Conkers- Reception

Welcome to Conker Class



Welcome to Conker Class


In Reception, Mrs Evans and Mrs Lee are the class teachers. They are supported by Mrs Makepeace.

Our PE days this term are Wednesday and Thursday. Please come to school wearing your kit on these days.

Forest School Wednesday 11th January - children to wear suitable warm/waterproof clothing. 


Our topics for Term 3 start with a short topic Winter Wonderland. This project teaches children about the changes that happen during winter, including the types of weather associated with winter. We will explore places that have snow all year round and the types of animals that live there. This supports the main topic Starry Night this project explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. We will learn about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and  discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.

Our focus books will be The Gruffalos Child, Owl Babies, Peace at last, Whatever Next!, Astro girl and How to catch a star. 

The topic will also flow all areas of the EYFS curriculum 

  • Communication and Language 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics 
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design 


We follow Little Wandle to teach phonics, please click the link for more information Little Wandle for Parents. This term we are learning phase 3 sounds. 


We follow White Rose for Maths, this term we are focusing on 

Alive in 5! 

Introducing zero
Comparing numbers to 5
Composition of 4 & 5
Comparing mass and capacity 

Growing 6, 7, 8 
Combining two amounts
Making pairs

information please clink the link White Rose Math


Supporting your child at home 

Children will bring home a fully decodable reading book, please read frequently with your child. They will also bring home a high quality sharing book from our wonderful library. We will also send home a sound book which you can use to support your child with their phonics. 

Owl Babies Story Map

Useful Documents for Reception