Yew Tree Primary School

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Welcome to Reception!

The Reception team are excited to welcome you to the Yew Tree family and we are really looking forward to working with you and your child this year. We have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned. The staff that will be supporting your child in their learning journey this year are:



              RA - Ms. Garland (Monday-Wednesday) and Ms. Horne (Thursday-Friday)

RB - Ms. Edis

RC - Ms. Horsley


Our Early Years lead is Ms. Fry.


Support and Cover Staff: 

Ms. Neville, Ms. Henden, Ms. Hussain, Ms. Roberts, Ms. Rowden and Ms Melia.


PE Days

Each class will be having 1 PE session each week:

RA - Thursday

RB - Wednesday

RC - Tuesday


PE kits will need to be in all week and the PE dress policy can be found on the school website.


Forest School

Each class will be having one Forest School session each week:

RA - Wednesday

RB - Friday

RC - Thursday


Children are required to wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. For more information click here.  If you have any questions then please speak to your child's class teacher.


Contact Information

You can find the school's contact details here.

We use Class Dojo to communicate relevant information. If you do not yet have access to this, please speak to your child's class teacher.



Phonics in Reception

Our Current Topic

Our topics for Summer 1 will be “Sunshine and Sunflowers” and “Shadows and Reflections”.

You will find the Home Learning Project planner and Overview for this topic under the section below. Head over to our School twitter page where you will find exciting pictures and videos of our learning. Click here to find out more.

Summer 1

Sunshine and Sunflowers 

In the Sunshine and Sunflowers project the children will explore their local environment and see how it has changed throughout the year. They will grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the garden area. They will learn how to care for plants and animals, identifying some different types. They will take part in outdoor learning activities and find out how to stay safe in the sun.



Shadows and Reflections

In the Shadows and Reflections project the children will learn about natural phenomena, including shadows, reflections and echoes. They will find out how shadows are formed and how they change shape and size through the day. They will explore how different materials and surfaces reflect light.