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Hope Class Reception


Welcome to Hope classes.


The teachers in Hope are Mrs Hermiston and Ms Bedward. 


The teaching assistants are Ms Cooper, Ms Chalkley and Mrs Hall.


Key days each week.




Reading Book Bag in school.


Reading Book Bag in school.


PE (kit to be in school) Reading Book Bag in school.


Reading Book Bag in school.


Reading Book Bag in school.


We read with each child three times per week. 

This reading happens in a group. 

Reading session 1 focuses on decoding, session 2 on prosody and session 3 on comprehension.  




What are we learning this  term?

Our enquiry question is 'How Do We Express Ourselves?'


The driver for this enquiry is Expressive Arts and Design. 

This includes the National Curriculum subjects art, PE, design and technology and music. 


The children will deepen their understanding and tolerance for other cultures and experiences from around the world by having the opportunity to learn about significant artists from the local community and globally:

  • Jackson Pollock,
  • David Mckee,
  • Guiseppie Arcimbold,
  • Coralie Turpin-Thomson
  • Samuel Adoquei


What are we reading this term?


Our Author of the term is David McKee 

We are reading stories about Elmer the elephant. 

Other key texts include:

  • Jackson Pollock Splashed Paint and Wasn’t Sorry
  • Inventors: discover amazing people – Steve Setford
  • Colours, Colours Everywhere – Julia Donaldson
  • The Day the Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers
  • Luna Loves Art – Joseph Coelho
  • An Artist's Eyes – Frances Tosdevin
  • The Train Ride – June Crebbin