Welcome to Bears Class

Bears are a Reception and Year One class.

We are led for group times by our Early Years Practitioner Emma

and supported by SNTAs Sarah and Rachel.

Our Lunch Time Supervisor is: Raheela

Important Information:

  • We attend swimming sessions on a Tuesday, please ensure that your children bring their kit into school.
  • Bears love learning in the outdoor provision, please make sure your children have wellies, coats and spare clothes in school.
  • Reading books are sent home every Friday. Please make sure they are returned to school each week and record when you share a story with your child in the Homework Diary.
  • Please look at the 'topic web' for homework ideas.



We follow a foundation stage curriculum and have a maths area with
continuous provision that is accessible throughout the school day. Maths lessons have either a 'number' or 'shape space and measure' focus. We explore numbers through sensory counting songs and plenty of physical resources for children to sort and count. We explore 2D and 3D shapes through sensory exploration, games and matching activities. 



Bears class follow the "Letters and sounds" phonics scheme. We listen to lots of different environmental and animal sounds through games and sound walks. We also enjoy sorting objects based on their initial sounds.


Children have weekly reading books sent home for your child and you to share. We follow the Oxford Tree reading scheme; from sensory stories to children reading at higher levels- our focus is for children to enjoy reading, sharing stories and handling books.  

Timetable 2017-2018

Autumn Term 2

This half term our topic is 'Hidden Treasure' and our theme is 'Pirates.' We started our theme with a WOW Pirate Day. Look at the pictures below...

We will focus on Pirates through the musical story 'Port Side Pirates.'

Over the half term we will dress up as Pirates, make Pirate hats, count objects relating to Pirates and find hidden treasures.

Look at the 'topic web' below...

Autumn Term 1

Our topic this half term is 'Busy Bodies.' We will use movement and our senses to explore the environment around us. We will learn to name parts of the body through songs. Look at the 'topic web' below...

Our topic for 'Summer 2' term is 'Rumble in the Jungle'! We are really looking forward to a trip to the Yorkshire wildlife park!

Welcome Back!


We hope you had a lovely Easter. This term the topic is "Under the Sea". Take a look at our topic web below to see what we are covering. As our beginning of term "WOW" we visited Tong garden centre to explore their aquarium. Have a look at what we got upto! 

Spring/Summer is in the air...


We were lucky enough to meet two very cute lambs; Doris and Marg! We were fascinated by them and enjoyed feeling their soft wool. Some of us even helped feed the lambs with a bottle! Take a look below!

World Book Week

We have had lots of fun this week celebrating world book week! From making bookmarks to exploring fairy tale activities in the hall- it has been a fantastic week! We have had different teacher coming into tell us stories which was a nice treat too! We especially loved watching room on a broom with hot chocolate and cookies!

We celebrated Chinese New Year! To mark the occasion we made a dragon, lanterns, hats, masks and explored the colours of the Chinese flag! We had a whole school parade and carried the crafts that we had made- it was so much fun!

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