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Reception: Somalia

Welcome to Somalia class 2016-17

Welcome to Somalia Class. We enjoy learning in our class in many different ways. We work hard together and have fun too.


Latest Updates//Timetabling  // PE Kit & Other Items // Homework // Curriculum Planning

//Assessment //Parent’s Morning //

Latest Updates

Cake sale for Reception class will be on Friday 27th January 2017




  •  Autumn term = 10-15 mins teacher led carpet session then the teacher works with a focused group each day in that subject each day. The rest of the pupils with be learning independently in the setting.


  • Mid Spring/ Summer term = 15 mins teacher led session then all pupils work on an individual focused task in that subject for 20-25 mins while teacher and TA work with a focus group each day, this will then help prepare pupils for year 1 formal lessons.


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PE Kit & Forest School

  • PE Kit every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • House colour t-shirt with embriodered name (available from office)
  • Tracksuit bottoms in winter, shorts in the summer.
  • Plimsols.
  • Hoodie with name embroidered on available from school office.
  • Wellies for the sand and Forest school.
  • Change of clothes in case of accidents.

Please ensure all items of clothing in school are clearly labelled with your child’s name as  we cannot take responsibility for missing items.

We incorporate Forest school into our teaching and learning, this is a fun learning experience outside of the classroom and will take place in either Abney Park or Springfield Park and will be led by our Forest school teacher Mr Howie.

Forest school will happen in all weathers, unless it is exceptionally cold or torrential rain. Therefore it is very important that your chid is suitably dressed.  Please provide a pair of wellington boots that can be kept at school for Forest school as well as sand and wet play. Waterproof jackets and trousers  are available for the children to use at school.


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Homework is given out on a Friday always due back in on a Thursday .  This week the homework is all about car number plates.  The books are changed in smaller groups on a specific day, if you can’t remember your day please let me know.


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Curriculum Planning

  • We draw from Cornerstones, Development matters, Letters and Sounds and Singapore maths.

Our topic themes each term are:

Autumn 1.

Are we there yet?

Autumn 2.

What happens when I fall asleep?

Spring 1.

How does that building stay up?

Spring 2.

Why don’t snakes have legs?

Summer 1.

Will you read me a story?

Summer 2.

Why do zebras have stripes?



We use Development matters to plan for each of these areas.

-          Personal, social and emotional development.

-          Communication and language.

-          Physical development.

-          Literacy

-          Mathematics

-          Understanding the world

-          Expressive arts and design

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We assess children in age bandings against the development matters statements, these are broken down into the areas listed above. At the end of Reception pupils are assessed against the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) which link directly to the KS1 curriculum.

Pupils each have a book called a Learning Journey. This will be completed by your childs Key Worker, in it will be examples of work that demonstrate knowledge and understanding across all areas. Maths and literacy weekly sessions will go into a separate Maths and literacy book.

Parent’s morning

Parent’s mornings are from 8.30-8.45, please arrive promptly so we can discuss your child’s successes. Following your meeting you are very welcome to spend the morning in class to see how your child is learning through play.

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Class Coffee Morning

Our first coffee morning will be on Monday 21st November 2016 at 9.00 – 9.30am

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If you wish to have information emailed to you please let me know.

Please feel  free to speak to us on the playground or email us at:

Miss Wilkinson –


Class Teacher: Ms Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant: Ms Alabi

Dolores Wilkinson

Dolores Wilkinson, Year 1 Bangladesh Class Teacher

Dolores comes from a famous family. Her brother Johnny rose to fame after kicking the winning conversion for England in the 2003 Rugby World Cup (much to Mr. Davis' disgust). Apart from playing rugby as a child, she grew to love weightlifting. After retiring from the pro circuit, she has used her strength in educating children.