Winkfield St Mary's C of E School

Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NH

01344 882422

Welcome to Our Reception Class Pages

In Reception we are always busy and have lots of fun and adventures as we learn lots of new things, work hard and play.  We have a safe and secure environment and learn in a structured and stimulating setting using lots of fun and exciting resources.  Our highly experienced and qualified teachers and teaching assistants are:

Mrs Hartland (Monday to Wednesday)
Mrs Evans (Thursday and Friday)
Ms Birkett (Monday to Friday)

Feel free to come and speak to any of us if you have any questions and concerns.  Alternatively you can put a note in your child's reading record for us to read or e-mail us via the school secretary (  and we will respond to your messages as soon as possible.

Reception year at Winkfield St Mary's is an important foundation to their learning and we have created a curriculum which will prepare children to be ready for Year 1 learning.  You can access a document which explains this here.

On this page you will find key diary dates and details of our home learning for the Autumn Term 2022 

Class Timetable

Our timetable is flexible and may change according to topics and events - but our day often looks like this during this half term:

8.45 - 9.00 - Children arrive - choosing time
9.00 - 9.30 - Phonics
9.30 - 10.20 - Choosing Time/Adult led tasks
10.20 - 10.30 - Snack Time
10.30 -  11.10 - Choosing Time/Adult Led Tasks
11.10 - 11.30 - Maths/Literacy
11.45 - 12.45 Lunch Time
12.45 - 1.15 - Topic/Re/PSHE
1.15 - 2.45 - Choosing Time/Adult led Tasks
2.45 - 3.10 Story Time
3.15 Home Time

Class Timetable Cont..

PE is on a Tuesday afternoon and will currently be an outside session (when weather allows).  Please name all PE clothing!  We visit the Library on Wednesday mornings when library books will be changed (so they should be returned each Wednesday please).

Diary Dates Autumn 2022

INSET - 1st and 2nd September

Term Starts - Monday 5th September

Half Term - Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October

INSET Day - 31st October

TERM STARTS - 1st November

TERM ENDS - 16th December

Home Learning

Reading books will be changed each Friday.  Please ensure you write in the reading diary when you have read with your child (every evening if possible).  Also, during the Autumn Term we send home a handwriting sheet each week for your child to learn how to write each letter correctly (please encourage a tripod grip)  A new sheet will be given each Monday.  In addition we will send home the phonic sounds we have been learning each week for you also to practice at home with your child.  As the year develops a weekly maths task will be set as well.

 Useful websites



The topic for this half term is "All About Me" and the topic for next half term is "Toys (and Christmas)"  Our PSHE topic is "Me and My Relationships" and the RE topic is "Special People".