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Welcome to Lime Tree Class

We are a Reception class who enjoy learning through a mix of play and teacher lead experiences.


Mrs Mitchell teaches us Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Davey teaches us Wednesday to Friday. We also see lots of the ladies in Pre-school when we join up for independent learning and physical activities.


We start the day by meeting in the Pre-school playground before coming in and have a wake up, shake up song to get our brains going. Everyday we have a phonics session, which is vital to our learning across the rest of our school career, some time to explore Maths ideas and some time to focus on writing. We also have a different topic each half term and explore that further in the afternoons usually, although it does creep into our morning work without us noticing sometimes! At the end of day, we have a story read to us before we go home.


Information about our topics and what we will be learning can be found in our topic webs below, along with some photographs of the fun we have at school.

Autumn 1 - Good to be me!

Phonics worksheets

Autumn 2 - Crazy Colours

Spring 1 - Animal stories

This term we are learning a bit differently to how we expected! We are back to online learning. Although many of us are not at school, we still meet up everyday to do a wake and shake and share some news or learning from the previous day on google meet. We are enjoying learning about zoo, farm and mythical animals as well as dinosaurs and how to care for our pets.

Spring 2 - Superheroes

This term, we are thinking about what make someone a superhero and who are real life superheroes around us. We are mixing learning and home and returning to school to learn. We are really looking forward to all being back together in our usual classroom and enjoying all the space we have. Please have a look at the welcome letter and topic web below for more information about what we will be learning this half term.

Summer 1 - Growing

With the weather warming up and the rain stopping, we are planning to enjoy lots of time outside this half term, watching how everything grows. Please have a look at this terms welcome letter and topic web for more information.

Summer 2 - Journey to Japan

This half term, the whole school is engaging in a Japan project in light of the impending Olympics (hopefully!) in Tokyo. We are learning lots about Japanese culture and how it is different to England. Please look at the topic web and letter below for more information.

Summer Term - " Boo to a Goose" Production on Monday 5th July

This production was seen by children in Year 1/2 and Reception class. As you can see from the photographs the enthusiasm and fun on the faces of the children.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum

Below are a few links if you wish to find out more about the Foundation Stage and the sort of things we will learning. The first link is the 'official' EYFS document and the second link has been designed with parents in mind, and provide some great ideas of how you can aid your child's learning at each stage.

Areas of Learning


Below I have begun to create pages to provide you with ideas to support your child in developing skills in several areas of learning. Please click on the pages below to discover ideas and activities to support your child's development at home. 

Phonic Fun


I have included some website links below that I sometimes use during our phonic sessions.  The children enjoy playing these games and find them very engaging. The aim is to use your phonic knowledge to decode real and nonsense words and sort them correctly. This game is a fun way for children to practice using their decoding skills.

Maths Games


We often play some quick Maths games to get our brains working. I have included the link to some of the them which might be good to play if you get the chance.