Welcome to Mrs Mayers’ Reception Class. On here you can learn all about what is happening in Reception and see all of the exciting things we have been learning!

Reception Class Teacher: Mrs Mayers

Email: jmayers@victoriousacademies.org

Twitter: @Mayers_Mrs

Teaching Assistants: Miss Boyle and Miss Flynn

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Reading books
Our class will change their reading book usually on a Monday or Tuesday. All the children will have a reading session with Mrs Mayers. This will be a book different to the books the children bring home. Reading books will only be changed if the reading record has been signed. Your comment could be about the key words they have been learning and/or the book they have been reading.

Library books will be changed usually on a Monday as long as the book to be returned is in your child’s book bag.

Our class is given homework on a Friday and this needs to be handed in on a Monday. Please keep the homework in the blue folders. Please write a comment in the box on the back of the homework letter to let us know how your child found the homework.

If you want to let us know about anything you think is special or important at home, please complete a ‘Discovered at Home’ sheet, so we can add them to your child’s learning journey.

Our class has P.E. on a Thursday Morning with the Sports Coach.

Summer Term 1 

This half term our topic is ‘How do we change?’ with a focus on growing.  In this topic we will be learning about the ways in which humans, plants and animals change thinking especially about the different life cycles. The topic will begin with our trip to Cockfield’s farm and where we are looking forward to meeting lots of different animals. We will also be watching caterpillars change to butterflies.


In our Literacy we will be looking at the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’ We will be using Talk for Writing to act out this story and then to write parts of it. There will be lots of opportunities for the children to write messages to the characters and begin to write their own stories.


In our Maths work we are going to be looking at halving and sharing and using this to solve problems. We will carry on looking at the numbers 1-20 in different ways and will be estimating and counting accurately. We are going to be working on our size and weight language, beginning to think about how we can measure these and looking at time language linking this to the time it takes things to change and focusing on the days of the week. We will be using money language in our role play areas.


The children will have challenges to complete during their independent learning and we will be helping the children with their personal targets.