Reception - Oak and Maple Classes

Welcome to Reception!

We would like to welcome all children and their families to Sandown School.

The children’s first year at School will see them being taught by Miss Richford (Oak Class) and Mrs Mangan (Maple Class). As class teachers, they work closely with the TAs, Miss Puttick, Mrs Dodd and Mrs Milton.

If you have not already done so, please connect to your child’s class dojo so you can find out what is going on in their classroom and see the latest news on the class story.

Watch this space for further information throughout the year!


Term 1

What a fantastic start to Reception!

The children have settled in well to their first term at school.  We have done a lot of exciting things this term!

The children have begun their phonics journey and are enjoying learning lots of new sounds.

The children have been learning to read, write and represent numbers.

They have performed their “All about me” performance to their parents, to showcase all the songs they have learnt so far.

The children enjoyed a visit from an Invictus Athlete, Darren Challis and took part in a sponsored circuit, raising lots of money for PE equipment.

Reception celebrated Hastings Storytelling Festival with the book ‘Up and Down’ all about a penguin who wants to fly. The children investigated the habitat of penguins and measured themselves to see whether or not they were taller than an emperor penguin.

In literacy we looked at the book ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and were inspired to do our own planting. The children followed instructions to plant their own cress seeds.

They have had lots of fun!


Thank you to all the parents for their support in their child’s first term at school.


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