Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

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Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

'Unlocking Potential'


Welcome to Reception!

In reception, we have two classes. These are the Rainbows and the Sunshines.

In the Rainbows we have: Miss Hurrell (Class Teacher), Mrs Johnstone (Teaching Assistant), Miss Mandel (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Tsopa (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Roberton (Teaching Assistant).

In the Sunshine Class we have: Miss Taylor (Class Teacher), Mrs French (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Bosworth (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Fieldhouse (Teaching Assistant).

In Reception this half term we are learning about the story The Gingerbread Man. We learnt the story using Talk 4 Writing and the children have been busy practicing it at home. The children have been drawing the characters, writing speech bubbles and creating their own characters to add to the story. We will be looking at how gingerbread men are made, what ingredients we need and most importantly what sweeties we need to decorate them.

In maths we are looking at the numbers 6, 7 and 8. We will be looking at how to represent these numbers in different ways, counting out this many objects, finding one more and one less than and using objects to do some addition and subtraction.

For our topic work we have been learning about what happens in winter and how to keep ourselves warm and safe at this time of the year. We have been exploring making different colours by mixing primary colours together and it has been great to see lots of children’s painting from home. We will also be making our own musical instruments as well as learning about the sounds that different percussion instruments make. There are lots of celebrations this half term so we will be learning about and celebrating Chinese New Year, Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day.

Every day we post home learning challenges on to Schoop. This is the main place to look to find the children’s learning. We have activities for all subjects daily including things to do on Purple Mash and links to videos on our F2 YouTube Channel. We love to see the children’s home learning on Evidence Me so please keep posting videos and photographs for us to see.

Some websites for supporting your child’s learning at home:

Oxford Owl for eBooks -

Phonics play for phonics games -

Practice your phonics by reading simple comics -

Lots of maths and literacy games -

Some excellent maths and literacy games -

Our 2020 Nativity!