Welcome to Foundation Stage

We are Seacole class 


Learning with Jesus to be the best that I can be.


My name is Miss Wakefield and I am the Reception Class Teacher. 

I am joined by Mrs Gill  who is a Learning Support Assistant. 


Long term plan 2017 - 2018


Curriculum Guide Autumn One 2017


Curriculum Guide Autumn Two 2017


Reception Phonics Schedule Autumn Term 2017


Phonics Information Meeting - November 2017


Reward system

In Reception and Key Stage One, the children use a 'Rainbow' reward system. Children begin the day on the 'Sunshine'.

Children who work hard, follow our ethos statements and rules will be placed on the 'Rainbow'. They will receive a rainbow ticket to acknowledge their achievements.

Children will be placed on the 'Raincloud' if they need to alter their behaviour. They are given the opportunity to move back onto the 'Sunshine' once their behaviour or efforts improve.



Seacole class assembly

Our class assembly is on Friday 24th November at 9.00am -

all welcome to join us.


Please practice singing 'Written on the palm of God's hand.' 

(Apologises for the poor quality)



Remembrance Day Walk

Reception and Key Stage One went to Myrtle Park on Friday 10th November, to show their respects to fallen soldiers and their families. 

The children said their own personal prayers and listen to a group prayer as they wreaths were placed on the War Memorial. They also took part in a two minutes silence.

The children were very well behaved and understood the importance of Remembrance Day.


Thank you to the volunteers who helped escort the children to and from school.


Scarecrow Festival

Reception had a fantastic day making scarecrows. We managed to make eight unique scarecrows. 

Thank you to the volunteers who helped to make the scarecrows. Thank you also for the donations - it was a great help!

We will be displaying some scarecrows during the Harvest Mass on Thursday. 



Visit to Bingley Library

We had a fantastic time at Bingley Library.

We walked sensibly to the library from school.

We listened to a story called 'Bumblebear' when we arrived. It was quite funny!

The children also received a free version of the story and a story sticker.






The children met their Buddies for the first time on Friday.

The Buddies created cards for their Reception friends to welcome them to St Joseph's.

Both classes enjoyed sharing books and playing together in the outdoor area.





Autumn Term 

We've been very busy making new friends and learning lots of new things.


Useful documents


Starting School Booklet


Parents Information Meeting


Starting school tips


Early Learning Goals



Useful websites to support phonics


 Phonicsplay  - Some resources require a subscription but there are many free games and resources

 Mr. Thorne  - Videos of sounds plus many other reading resources

Geraldine the Giraffe - Videos of sounds featuring the comic character 'Geraldine'.

 Phonic games to play

 'Letters and Sounds' is a useful tool for games to play at home.

Correct articulation of phonemes

Jolly phonics songs


Latest Diary Dates Events

Reception and Year One Nativity Performance13Dec2017

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm @ School Hall

Reception and Year One Nativity Performance13Dec2017

6:00 pm - 7:20 pm

Year Two and Year Three Carol Concert14Dec2017

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Christmas jumper day15Dec2017

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