Bedonwell Junior

" Through excellence, together we shall succeed "

Reception Team

Mrs C Evans - Head of Year

Colorado class - Mrs A Wright / Mrs S Delieu

Mojave class - Mrs C Evans / Mrs K Eakins

Sahara class - Miss K Howes

Kalahari class - Mrs A Elver

Reception – topic overview for the year:

  • Getting to know each other and our families
  • Seasons and celebrations
  • We are Story Tellers: story language and developing a love of stories and books
  • Real life Super Heroes in our community
  • Animals: native wildlife and our environment
  • Dinosaurs: changes over time

A typical day includes:

Registration & routines / expectations
Pastoral support – children know who to go to if they need help or reassurance.
Teaching inputs
Activities in the indoor and outdoor learning environments
Child initiated activities
Adult-led focus activities to ascertain development and set next steps for learning.
Physical Education
Children are expected to wear their PE kit to school on their PE days. If your child cannot take part in PE, we need a signed letter confirming the reason/reasons why. Please make ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit.


Please see below a list of suggested texts to read with your child.



Pie Corbett Reading SpineTexts

Beyond reading spine: topic related books

Whatever Next – Jill Murphy

Six Dinner Sid – Inga Moore

Mr Grumpy’s Outing – John Burningham

Handa’s Surprise – Eileen Browne

Goodnight Moon – MW Brown

On The Way Home – Jill Murphy

Rosie’s Walk – Pat Hutchins

Owl Babies – Martin Waddell

Farmer Duck - Martin Waddell

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch – Ronda and David Armitage 

The Lion Inside – Rachel Bright 

I Want My Potty! – Tony Ross 

There’s a Bear on My Chair – Ross

The Pea and the Princess – Mini Grey

One Snowy Night – Nick Butterworth

A Treasury of Songs – Julia Donaldson


Squash and Squeeze – Julia Donaldson

Hattie and the Fox – Me Fox

What the Ladybird Heard - Julia Donaldson

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Jack and the Beanstalk

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff

The 3 Little Pigs

Little Red Hen

Dinosaur Roar – H and P Stickland

Tyrannosaurus Drip - Julia Donaldson

Pizza for Pirates – A & C Giillian

The Night of the Pirates – Peter Harris

A New Home for a Pirate – Ronda Armitage

The Way Back Home – Olive Jeffers

Traction Man – Mini Grey

Supertato – P Linnet S Hendra

Superworm - Julia Donaldson

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

Useful websites for EYFS children: