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Peake (Reception)

Welcome to Peake Class

Meet the team: 
Class Teacher: Miss Innes 
Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Howe



Contact Number: 01642 453451

Summer term in Peake Class. 

I cannot believe we are starting the summer term already. What a busy and exciting year we have had so far; it is true what they say time flies when you are having fun. 

I can't wait to see the progress the children make this term. 
Thank you as always for your continued support. 

Our Learning 

This term we will be learning to write simple captions and sentences independently. We will continue to work on letter formation to ensure words can be recognised by others. 

We will continue to teach daily phonics lessons and children will be assessed regularly to ensure they are accessing the group which meets their needs the best. Please remember book bags so that phonics and library books can be sent home with your child every Monday. 

Please keep an eye out for our next parent 'Book & Breakfast' session. It was a huge success last half term and we thank you so much for your engagement and support. The children were thrilled to have you in the classroom sharing their favourite books with you. 

Drawing Club
Last term we started Drawing Club sessions with the children. Drawing Club aims to enrich language skills, develop fine motor and bring the world of story to life. The children made exceptional progress across all areas of development with an added bonus of confidence and joy. Our children who are more reluctant writers cannot wait to draw and write about the picture books, tales and animations we have shared during our Drawing Club sessions. Please see below some photographs of the work they have produced.

This term we will be continuing to explore addition and subtraction, now looking specifically at the number bonds to 10. These are shown using counters in a ten frame and using the whole-part model, which have both been used before. 

We will  also be exploreing addition and subtraction through counting on and counting back. Children will use a number track to practise counting the number of jumps required to move on or back rather than the actual numbers they are landing on. This is the basis of addition and subtraction, so is vitally important.


Physical Development

This half term we will be focusing on getting undressed and dressed for PE independently. Children will be encouraged to put on their own socks and shoes and keep their items together in order to prevent clothing being lost. I will be teaching the children gymnastics. This will support the development of rolling, jumping and coordination skills as well as exploring different ways we can move our bodies. 

Last half term the children had weekly yoga lessons and were lucky enough to go on the bus to Redcar Leisure Centre, to take part in a Balance Festival with other Early Years classes' from different schools. The children had a fantastic time! 

Forest School

Children in our Early Years have the exciting opportunity to learn in the great outdoors, whatever the weather to explore the natural environment. Forest School is delivered by a fully trained member of our team who plans and delivers a learning programme that focuses on holistic development and growth in children. During their time at Forest School, with support from our Forest School leader children build problem-solving skills, confidence, independence and resilience as they are allowed to test their limits in the natural world.

Last half term the children observed lots of the things they had planted begin to grow. We are currently growing potatoes, carrots, daffodils, tulips and lots more! 

We have plans to invite you in for another Forest School session, let's hope the weather is better than our Festive Forest School back in December! 

Parental Engagement 


  • PE - Friday (PE kits provided by school) 
  • Forest School - Thursday & Friday 
  • Book change - Monday 

Important Dates: 

  • Book Fair 17th - 22nd April
  • Farm trip - TBC 
  • Summer Forest School session with parents - TBC 
  • Transition -  8th July 
  • Literacy Festival 12th July
  • Summer family picnic - Thursday 18th July 
  • Last day of school year - Thursday 18th July