Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BZ

Welcome to Reception

At William Barnes we use a play based interactive approach to deliver the Early Years Curriculum which focuses on seven key areas of learning. Reading, Writing and Maths are taught using a structured approach with whole class and small group adult led activities. Our pupils use the indoor classroom and outdoor areas choosing from a range of activities throughout sessions.

Useful links for Reception Parents:

Steps to Starting School

Read with Me

Write with Me

Count with Me

Reception Baseline Assessment

Help your child with Addition: Strategies to use

Help your child with Subtraction: Strategies to use

As part of the topic ‘People Who Help Us’ Reception class had a visit from Mandy, Sturminster Newton PCSO. Mandy showed us the Police Car – including the sirens and the flashing lights. Then we tried on parts of a PSCO’s uniform and asked lots of questions. We were also given a goodie bag to take home. Thanks Mandy.

As part of our learning about books and reading and our topic ‘People Who Help Us’ we have been to the library. We learnt all about what you can find and do at the library, completed a book treasure hunt and we all chose a book that we have brought back to school to read. We look forward to visiting again soon.