Cartmel Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 2RD

01535 210110

Victoria Primary School

Believing and achieving together

Foundation Stage - Reception

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Welcome to Reception

General Information

Welcome to the Reception page. Here we aim to share useful information that you can refer back to, and also celebrate and share the children’s learning.

What is happening and when?

  • The children will do PE on Fridays. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on that day.
  • The children will be reading with staff regularly. Please make sure your child brings their book bag and diary to school every day.
  • Wednesday is library day; please send your child’s library book in their book back on that day.
  • Please bring a set of spare clothes to leave on your child’s peg in case they need to change.
  • Waterproofs and wellies will be provided for children for outdoor play, but your child can bring their own wellies if they wish to.
  • Please read with your child for at least 10 minutes daily and talk about the pictures in the books. Please write in your child’s diary when you have read with them.
  • On Fridays, the children will be given a home learning task to do. This could be, for example, a 50 things activity, phonics work or handwriting practice.
  • Please download the 50 things to do before you’re 5 app onto your phone and complete some of the activities with your child at home. Talk to them about what they are doing. Photographs of your child taking part in the activities can be emailed to:

These will be printed and displayed in school on our 50 things board.

  • Please make sure your child’s name is in their school jumper, wellies and coat.

The staff in Donaldson Class are class teacher Miss Naz, Miss Green and teaching assistants Miss Colman, Miss Tufail and Miss Kousar.

Things to do – how to help your child at home

  • Download and do the 50 things to do before you’re 5 activities.
  • Play games with your child that involve taking turns.
  • Constantly talk to your child and listen to their answers. This is important in developing language skills and social skills.
  • Sing nursery rhymes and songs that have repetition that children like, this will help them to remember new words.
  • Tell or read stories to your child, as this is an important part of developing an interest in reading. This should be an enjoyable experience for you and your child.
  • Aim to share a story for around 10 minutes every day. When reading a story, encourage your child to talk about the pictures and identify characters. Let your child hold the book and turn the pages as you read the story.
  • Spend time outdoors with your child and encourage them to run, jump and climb. This all helps to develop good gross motor skills. 

Our learning in Reception

Curriculum Information For Parents
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1






Reception Timetable

Long Term Plan

Click here for the Reception Class Long Term Plan


Reading is the key to learning for children as it helps them to access all other areas of the curriculum. Over the year, our curriculum uses a selection of high quality texts to engage children and inspire a love of books and reading. 

Here are some of the ones we use throughout the year.