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Star Class Reception

Welcome to Star Class.

On this web page we will be putting lots of information about all the exciting things we will be doing this year.

We are very lucky and have lots of adults who will be working in Reception this school year.

Miss Davies - Class Teacher

Miss Simpson - Nursery Nurse

Miss Rickwood - Teaching Assistant

The early years curriculum is based on learning through exploration and play. There are a number of ways you can help your child to learn and make progress:

  • Always be on time.
  • Good attendance
  • Home reading
  • Point out numbers and letters in the environment. 
  • count at every opportunity
  • Talk to your child about the world around them.
  • Ask your child what they have been doing in school.



Reading can be a special time for you and your child. Research has shown that reading for as little as 5 or 10 minutes each day can help support your child’s educational development. 



Top tips for enjoying reading with your child

Ideas for counting


Children in Need

Today was Pyjama Day at Athelney to raise money for Children in Need. Everyone looked really cosy. Perfect end to a busy week!


Beckenham Place Park


We had a great trip on Wednesday. I am so proud of how sensibly the children walked to and from the park. We were lucky with such great weather and the sun was shining while we went on our nature hunt. We found autumn leaves, feathers and mushrooms. We all spotted squirrels and birds and saw lots of dogs enjoying the park. We had a lovely picnic lunch and then made a leaf teddy bear. After lunch we played in the playground and as the sun went behind the clouds we made our way back to school. We were very tired but what lovely day.

All About Me Boxes – 8.11.19


Well done to everyone who managed to make a box. We have enjoyed talking to the children about their favourite toys and their photos of family and holidays. It is great for the children’s speaking skills to be able to talk about things which are important to them. They have all had a go at talking to the whole class about their box and this week they all wrote a sentence to go with their photos. This was a chance to practise everything they have learnt in phonics. We are so proud of all them.

STAY AND PLAY – 18.10.19


A big thank-you to everyone who came to the Stay and Play last half-term. The children really enjoyed sharing their play with you and it has helped their confidence grow knowing that you value their learning at school.


We will organise another opportunity for you to come into school soon.

The Learning Journey has begun!

Wow! I am so proud of all the children in Star Class. What a great start to the year. They have come into class quietly and played beautifully.

They are learning the routines of our day, how to line up to go for lunch and how to sit on the carpet so that they are ready for our group learning.

We have been particularly busy:

making tea, dabbing, smiling, cycling, making jigsaws, painting, creating small worlds, writing our names, building, being proud, jumping, squeezing, being kind, dressing up, playing tennis and climbing.