Welcome to Reception

Hello everyone!

My name is Miss Lloyd and I am delighted to be teaching Reception this year. I have had the privilege of working at St Francis of Assisi for nearly 24 years.

I love spending time outdoors, gardening and going for long walks with my pet dog (Phyllis).

As I like to put the fun into learning, our classroom will be a happy, interactive, safe and welcoming place where every child will flourish and succeed. I am looking forward to getting to know you and each of the children in my class.

A very warm welcome back to school!


Welcome to  Wonderful Reception Class

Your Class Teacher is Miss Lloyd.

Supporting Miss Lloyd in class is Miss Ali and Miss Ahern.


Our EYFS Curriculum

At St Francis your child will follow the updated EYFS framework and will work towards the final assessment at the end of the Reception year, using the new ELGs (Early learning goals). These goals are short statements that teachers assess your child against at the end of the year. The 7 main areas of learning are:

  • Communication and language development
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social, and emotional development
  • Literacy development
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design


Development Map letter 27.02.24

EYFS – Long Term Plan – 2023-24


Come and look at our amazing adventures in Reception Class

Educational Visit to Eureka 





Good morning Reception Class! Mr Prior here! I hope you were excited as I was to see the snow when you opened the curtains this morning! It looks like we will not be seeing you in school today so I will be posting some activities for you to do with your grown-ups throughout the day (Friday is my day to teach you so I feel very lucky). If you could try and do some of them that would be fantastic! If you could take pictures or videos and upload them to here that would be even better as I would love to see them and your friends will get to see what you’re doing too.
To start with I just want you to have a while to enjoy the snow safely if you can. That means playing in it, making snowmen, throwing snowballs (at walls!!) or even just looking at it from your window. I have already been out for a walk this morning and it was lovely seeing my footprints make the first marks in the ground. It is so quiet too as not many cars are about. Can you think of something else to do in the snow too? For instance, use a stick to make patterns or shapes; help your grown up clear a path; draw a winter picture; make a snow angel!! When it gets too cold you can come in and have a warm drink. That’s what I’m going to do to start. I will try take pictures too and post them on here.
I will keep adding activities throughout the day. Keep your eye open. In the meantime, have fun and keep safe.
Mr Prior and staff.

Hello again. I have been very busy this morning. I have been outside in the snow doing all sorts of activities. First of all I made a snowman….or does it look like a duck to you? I’m not sure….hmmm. Anyway, after that I made a snow angel by lying on the ground to make the shape of my body.
Then I got a stick and made some patterns with it. I made some swirly patterns, then some 2D shapes (can you name them?)
I also wrote my name in the snow. I think my neighbours were watching me puzzled!
I also found an animal who really really loves the snow. Can you see what it is? Do you know any other animals that live in the snow? Maybe you can look online with a grown up to find pictures of them. If you do, let me know what you found out.
I have included my pictures to give you some ideas. If you want to take some too, share with us so we can see!
Enjoy! Mr Prior.

Good morning again children.
Every day we do phonics in school. Below I have posted some short videos for you to do with your grown up.
Remember how we do it in school: Fred talk, say the word (my turn, your turn).
I don’t have Fred at home so I have a special friend of my own to help me!






Good afternoon Reception.
I hope you had fun doing the activities this morning. The snow is starting to melt at my house now, so I hope you had time to play in it before it all goes.
On Friday afternoons we do RE. Today I would like to tell you about the story of Zacchaeus. Please look at the story attached below and go through the pictures and the questions. You may also like to watch this short video of the story.
When you have finished, have a think about these questions:

·  How do you think Zacchaeus was feeling?
• After meeting Jesus what did Zacchaeus do?
• What did Zacchaeus do to put things right and show he really was sorry?
Next week when we return to school we will talk about the times we have done something wrong and what we can do about it. We will learn that God will always forgive us and will always love us.
You may want to draw a picture from the Bible story. Can you draw Zacchaeus in the tree talking to Jesus? If you do, bring it into school next week for us to look at.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C1-bGwVHsk (Click on this link to watch the story).

The Story of Zacchaeus (Click on this link to read the story).


We always finish our day with a story. There are thousands of stories online. Here is one of my favourites. It’s called, ‘Not now, Bernard!’ and always makes me laugh. Click on the link to watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZFl_2TDOo 

You may prefer to read one of your own books. Please tell me all about it when you return to school.

Have a lovely weekend everybody. Stay safe!

Mr Prior and the Reception staff.



Home Learning

Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities



Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage



Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas

Websites currently giving free subscriptions due to school closures

Website Age Range Content
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of resources covering the whole curriculum
www.purplemash.co.uk Yr1 – Yr6 Computing and digital skills – free 14 day trial


Spelling Shed & Maths Shed


Children already have log ins for this. Please use their current usernames and passwords.


Lots of non-fiction e-books to access free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR2pwHf6d30wVXcDUq0zL5DOZ_lVLGkelBWEwpXTWDmwDrdajrkw8OAWBwY