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  • Diamond Class

    Welcome to Reception!


    Diamond Class is taught by Mrs Kubis and Miss Williams-Day.

    Miss Ashton is in our class on a Monday and Friday.

    It is a privilege to support the Reception children as they learn about the world around them. Reception is a joyful place to be!

    Our PE day is a Monday, please ensure your child comes into school in the correct PE uniform (white T-shirt plain or with the school logo, black shorts or black jogging bottoms, a black jumper and trainers).

    The School day starts at 8:45 please make sure you are at the meeting point by this time, this is to stop unnecessary congregating at the school gates, it allows us to stick to our school timetable and it ensures that all of the children are safely in school. Thank you for understanding this.

    Our topic is “Lost and Found” here is some information about what we will be covering in the next few weeks of school:

    Our Previous Topics are below for you to see what we did!


    Please find details below about key information linked to Reception learning including curricular guides and information about the Early Years Foundation Stage.

    Reception assessment

    Maths guide

    Phonics guide

    Writing guide

    In Reception we set out learning based on broad topics which become filled with the children’s ideas for how and what they would like to learn. We choose quality texts to support our topic learning and where possible, incorporate other learning areas so that learning is purposeful and motivating for the children. Our topics for the year are set out as:

    We love to gather the children’s ideas for learning and use them to plan engaging activities to support their progress.


    Please see our Yearly overview for more information about what we will be learning about; Reception 20-21 Overview

    For useful links for games and activities please see links below or the Kidszone section of the website.  

    Please find attached some useful links about starting school. We know it can be a big change to move to ‘big school’ but we want to help make this jump as smooth as possible! 



    Supporting new intake into Reception during COVID 19 Pandemic 2

    Class Blogs

    RSS Diamond Class – Sound and District Primary School blog

    • Happy Christmas! December 17, 2020
      Wow what a busy term we have all had! The children have settled in so well and we have really enjoyed getting to know them. Here are just a few of this terms highlights!
    • An egg-citing science experiment in Diamond class! December 1, 2020
      After writing about Humpty Dumpty during our English lessons, we decided to carry out an experiment today. We dropped eggs to see if they would crack! We put the eggs into zip wallets along with different materials/objects. We predicted which would protect the egg best before dropping them and recording our results. The cotton wall […]
    • Bug hunt November 27, 2020
      Diamond class have shown an interest in bugs they have found in the playground this week. So, we decided to goon a whole class bug hunt today! We found lots of wriggly worms and looked at them carefully before putting them back where they were found. We spoke about the importance of handling creatures with […]
    • Yoga November 25, 2020
      Diamond class have been enjoying regular yoga sessions as part of wellbeing Wednesday.
    • Happy Diwali! November 12, 2020
      Diamond class have been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We have made Divaa lamps with clay, drawn Rangoli patterns on the playground and read the story of Rama and Sita.
    • Junk modelling November 12, 2020
      Reception had a great time creating submarines using cardboard boxes and tubes today. We worked in two teams and Mrs Minshall-Thomas was the judge. She decided that everyone deserved a sticker as both submarines were so well made!
    • Diamond Class love being outdoors! November 5, 2020
      Reception have been enjoying the glorious autumnal afternoons using our scooters and bikes on the playground.
    • Happy Half Term! October 23, 2020
      Diamond Class have had a wonderful first half term. We have been super busy and wanted to share some of what we have been up to!
    • Halloween fun! October 22, 2020
      Diamond class have had a great day. We made a rhyming potion, created magic wands and used pumpkin seeds to help us with our maths work.
    • Room on the Broom October 20, 2020
      Diamond class have really enjoyed ‘Room on the Broom’ activities today. We made potions, used our tweezers to find and count Halloween treasures in the mound of “wiggly worms” and worked together to think of great adjectives to describe the muddy monster in the story.