Telephone: 015396 20510
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Headteacher: Victoria Hudson
SENDCo: Betty Stephenson
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri - 8:50am - 3:30pm

Welcome to Elder 2 – Reception

The children in Reception are offered a ‘hands on’ play based curriculum, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the day.

In addition to the activities planned by the adults, the children are offered plenty of opportunities to direct their own learning and staff are highly skilled in observing the children and recognising opportunities to support and extend children’s ideas.

Please see a copy of our curriculum map for 2021-22…

Autumn Term 2021

What an amazing start to Reception! All the children have settled in fantastically and had so much fun! Our term started off thinking about the topic ‘Home Sweet Home’. We looked at familiar fairy tales and enjoyed taking part in lots of fun activities such as; wheelchair basketball, pet week, children in need and performing and recording our very own Nativity! We have been very busy bees and can’t wait to see what next term brings…

Spring Term 2022

This term started off thinking about the story, ‘Lost and Found’. We compared the South Pole to Sedbergh and enjoyed learning lots of penguin facts. We also made our own boats and investigated floating and sinking.
We moved on to look at fairy tales from different cultures and visited lots of new places in our ‘Travelling Tuesday’ sessions. The children particularly enjoyed ‘visiting’ China and celebrating Chinese New Year by taking part in dragon dancing, making our own dragon, trying Chinese food, making a Chinese wish tree and going on a coin hunt to put some chocolate money in our red wallets!
After the half term our topic has been Africa. We have focused on both Ghana and Kenya through the stories, ‘The Leopard’s Drum’ and ‘Handa’s Surprise’. We’ve thought about the animals that live in Africa and what it’s like to live there. We learnt about Mrs Jones’ travels to Kenya and one of our Mummies came to talk to us about her time in Zambia.
To finish the term we had a fun Easter week but…disaster struck when the Evil Pea came and got up to mischief in our classroom! We read the story, ‘Supertato; The Great Eggscape’ and created some wanted posters as well making a cage to capture the evil pea! Luckily, the week ended well with lots of Easter crafts.

We will keep you updated with current learning through our Facebook page, school website and Learning Journeys. Please remember to look at your child’s learning journey regularly and contribute to it as much as possible. It is a great way for parents to be involved in their child’s learning and keep up to date with what’s happening.


(Please see our Facebook page for regular updates and information about our learning.

Sedbergh Primary School -EYFS)

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