Reception Class Page

Welcome to Reception

This area is dedicated to supporting you to understand a little more about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum relevant to your child as they progress through Reception. Here, you will find overall support in key areas as well as current themes and planning within our reception class. If you are a prospective parent, please feel free to use this area to gain an insight into some of the fun and developmental experiences available to the children at Chesterton.

We hope you enjoy exploring as much as we enjoy engaging with and sharing the included activities with the children.

Please also see the links below for further resources and information regarding keeping your children safe online

Reception baseline 2020


This September, we are piloting the new new reception baseline assessment in schools across England. This will form the start of a new school-level progress measure introduced by the Department For Education (DFE). Please speak to your child's class teacher for any further information. 

Reception baseline assessment: a new way of measuring progress for primary schools

This September, we are piloting the new new reception baseline assessment in schools across England. This will form the start of a new school-level progress measure introduced by the Department for Education (DFE).

Online support during Covid19

Reception Class End of Year Video

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Well done on being the best class ever!

While We Can't Hug

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Hi everyone,


I hope you had a lovely Easter! I will be posting work daily as I was before the holidays. 


Also back by popular demand the daily story! 


If you would like more work then BBC Bitesize are posting daily lessons at 9AM. It might be worth giving them a look!


Stay safe,

Mr Crane

Reading books

Oxford Owl have made the books that your child reads at school into ‘eBooks’ for the duration of the school closure so that your child can read at home for free! The eBooks are tablet friendly and there are also reading pages available to help you support your child’s reading.


To read these books click on this link and select ‘Oxford Owl for Home’ – ‘enter site’, then select ‘free eBook Library’, then ‘browse eBooks’ and then ‘browse the library’ and then select ‘levels’ and then finally select the ‘book band colour’ and it will bring up about 20 different books for your child to read. Click on the book that you would like to read and then click on ‘read eBook’. The first time you do this, you will need to create an account (it's free) but once you've done this your child can read as many books as you like!

Friday 22nd May 2020

Mr Crane Reads: The Highway Rat

Thursday 21st May 2020

Thursday 21st May: Reading

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Wednesday 20th May: Reading

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Tuesday 19th May: Reading

Monday 18th May 2020

Friday 15th May 2020

Friday 15th May: Reading

Thursday 14th May 2020

Thursday 14th May: Reading

Wednesday 13th May: Reading

Tuesday 12th May: Reading

Monday 11th May: Reading

Hi everyone, 


As it's Bank Holiday I am not setting any formal work. However I have attached some VE day resources should you wish to use them (these are completely optional). 


I have also recorded a story for today but have not set a writing task to go with it. 


Finally if you watch the video below it will detail a weekly competition for the children just as a bit of fun. These competitions are going to only be between the children of reception class. More information in the video. 


If you are celebrating VE day we would love to see how, please share pictures on Padlet!


Have a lovely weekend,


Mr Crane 

Competition Time!!!

Friday 8th May: Reading

Thursday 7th May: Reading

Wednesday 6th May: Reading

Tuesday 5th May: Reading

Monday 4th May 2020

Monday 4th May: Reading

Friday 1st May: Reading

Thursday 30th April: Reading

Wednesday 29th April: Reading

Tuesday 28th April: Reading

Monday 27th April: Reading

Friday 24th April: Reading

Thursday 23rd April: Reading

Wednesday 22nd April: Reading

Tuesday 21st April Reading

Monday 20th April Reading

Dear Parents and Children,

Happy Easter!


I appreciate keeping things exciting for young children can be difficult (especially when stuck inside all day), so I thought I'd give you some activities for those times you are at a loose end. Please do not feel like you need to do them all, do as many or little as you like.


The most important thing about these 2 weeks is to have a break and have fun!


If possible could you please practice some maths, reading and writing on a daily basis? This does not need to be formal and it can be things like bed time stories, counting the stairs in the house as you go down them, and doing a bit of writing if you draw a picture. Keep it simple and fun! smiley


I also would like to say thank you for all the kind feedback I've received about the story time videos! These will continue after Easter. 


Stay safe and enjoy the break,


Mr Crane 



Dear Parents and Children,


I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe during these uncertain times.

I will continue to upload work on a daily basis as I did last week, remember nothing needs to be printed any paper you have at home will do.

Have a great week and make sure you find lots of time for having fun as well!

Many Thanks 

Mr Crane 

Reading Friday 03/04/20

Reading Thursday 02/04/20

Reading Wednesday 01/04/20

Reading Tuesday 31/03/20

Dear Parents,


Welcome to the Reception class page. I will be posting work daily for your child to complete. Each day there will be Phonics, English, Maths and Curriculum tasks. Also, I would really appreciate it if you could read and share stories with your child on a daily basis.


In addition, I will be posting any useful links that can be used for learning as the weeks develop.

Please complete any written work in the provided workbook (or an A4 notebook if you have not been given one). In these workbooks it would be really useful if you could write comments about any non-written tasks the children completed, these comments could include things such as how the child found the task and anything significant said by the child which evidences learning.


Many thanks,

Mr Crane


Dear Children,

I hope you have had a fantastic fun filled weekend. 

I know working from home is a big change but I want you all to work as hard as you can on the things that your parents give you to do. 

I am very excited to see all the learning in your books and to hear all about the things you have been doing whilst at home.

See you soon,

Mr Crane


At school we use a scheme of work called Real PE. The company that produce this have opened up their platform for you to use at home.

It is called Real Play and it will open up some great activities to do at home.


Parent email:

Password: chesterton 

Formation Sheets, to help your child when writing. Also a great activity when you have 5 minutes spare.

Learning Ideas - Self-Isolation

Leaders have high expectations and pupils are polite and well mannered. Behaviour is "good". Ofsted 2023