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Welcome to Early Years!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Early Years team via Tapestry, or via the office email

Key Information

Class Teachers: Miss Christie, Mrs Kilner (Monday/Tuesday), Mrs Nimick (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Clarkson, Mrs Rainey and Mrs Smith

Higher Level Teaching Assisstants: Mrs Eglin and Miss Dolan

  • PE takes place on Friday mornings - children should keep their PE kit on their peg and will get changed at school. PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed. 
  • Reading takes place 3 times a week - please ensure your child brings their book bag, reading book and reading record every day. Children also need a water bottle every day. 
  • Drop off time is between 8:40am and 8:50am. All children enter through Miss Christie's class door. 
  • Pick up time is at 3:20pm. Children are collected from their own class door. 
  • All children should bring a waterproof coat to school every day. Wellies can be left at school.


Curriculum Information

Throughout the Reception year, our children take part in an exciting, ambitious curriculum which is designed to ensure progress towards the end of year Early Learning Goals for Early Years.

Rossett Acre Medium Term Plan - Autumn 2

Rossett Acre Medium Term Plan - Autumn 1

Early-Years-Medium-Term-Plan-Spring 1

Early-Years-Medium-Term-Plan-Spring 2

Our Learning Overview

In Early Years we love to follow the children's interests wherever possible - our learning is fun and active! Below is an overview of the themes we intend to cover each year.

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2 

All Are Welcome 

Terrific Tales 

Wonderful World 

The Questioneers 

That’s Life 










Getting to know each other 


My Body – Looking after myself 


Class timeline, birthdays 





Bonfire Night 








Positive Relationships – resolving conflict, making friendships 


How I Feel – Managing feelings and emotions 


Habitats – comparing our local environment to other environments 


Lunar New Year 


Eco – environmental impact on our planet 


Being Safe – Identifying and managing dangers 


Working together – learning about rules, taking turns etc. 




Scientists/Inventors – learning about scientist/inventors from the past 


Space – learning about Tim Peake and Mae Jemison 


Characteristics of Effective Learning – being Curious, Resourceful and Resilient 


Reach for the Stars – Developing resilience, confidence and focus 



Life Cycles 




Planting and growing 


Super Me – Recognising our abilities, differences and 




Eco – Environmental impacts on our planet 


Under the Sea/Pirates 






Me and my world – people who help us, our environment and the wider world 


Key Texts: 

Errol’s Garden 

All are Welcome 

Oliver’s Vegetables 

The Little Red Hen 

Red Rockets and Green Jelly 

Key Texts:

Strictly No Elephants 

The Smallest Girl in the Class 

The First Christmas 

The Gingerbread Man 

Hello Hello 

Key Texts:


The Emperor’s Egg 

Shu Lin’s Grandpa 

The Three Little Pigs 

You Choose 


Key Texts: 

Rocket Says Look Up 

Rosie Revere, Engineer 

Ada Twist, Scientist 

Iggy Peck, Architect 

The Family Book 

Key Texts: 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

The Tiny Seed 



Mommy, Mama and Me 

Key Texts: 

Rocket Says Clean Up 


Here We Are 


Blue Chameleon 


We are proud to be a Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised school.

Please see the Little Wandle website for parents:

For parents - Letters and Sounds (

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Rossett Acre Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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