Parlick (Rec – EYFS)


Welcome to Parlick Class! This school year 2020-21, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Mallinder and Miss Braithwaite are the adults who teach, guide and care for us in the Reception Class (Foundation Stage).

Scientists have discovered that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain, unless it is done in play, in which case it only takes 10 to 20 repetitions. (Karyn Purvis)

In Parlick Class we are busy everyday exploring, learning and developing new skills, primarily through play-based activities. We  encourage children to be curious and independent by providing an enriching and nurturing environment. Take a look at some of the things we have been up to so far in the Autumn term.

All About Me!

To start the year off we have been getting to know each other and thinking about what makes us all unique. Throughout the term we will be finding out about our emotions, senses, body parts, families and home life.

Early maths

Whilst a lot of maths involves numbers, it is important that children know how to use numbers in a variety of contexts and have an understanding of number that goes deeper than just rote counting. In the Autumn term we are therefore focussing on the numbers 1-10, exploring them thoroughly through other aspects of maths including shapes, measures and problem solving. We use a program called Numberland to introduce the children to a new number each week, and provide various fun activities and games linked to this number to deepen their understanding.


We start each day with a short phonics session. Phonics is a method that teaches reading and writing by using the 44 pure sounds, or phonemes, of the English language. At St. Wilfrid’s we use a program called Read Write Inc. and we will start by introducing the children to the sounds on the image below. As we learn to recognise and say more sounds, we will practise blending them together to read words, and segmenting them to write words. This will start off with simple consonant-vowel-consonant words such as c-a-t. We continue to make references to phonics constantly throughout the day, for example, asking children to help sound out words when following recipe cards in our mud kitchen.


In Parlick class we love to tell stories and we use these constantly in our play, art work, music and dance. Fostering a love of reading is important at St. Wilfrid’s, so we ensure our provision allows for children to experience and explore a wide variety of stories. This term we have been focussing on books that link to our All About Me topic, including Super Duper Me (thinking about why I am special), Peace At Last (exploring home life and our sense, particularly sound), Funny Bones (exploring parts of our body) and the Smeds and the Smoos (thinking about how we are all different and how we should love everyone despite our differences.


This term we will be thinking about how God made us all unique and how he loves us all. Though we can’t currently have a whole school worship, we have a class worship each week in the classroom.

Muddy Mondays

Every Monday afternoon we love to get out into the school grounds, either on our large playing fields or in our fantastic natural woodland area. We enjoy doing some outdoor maths as well as lots of forest school type activities, and we usually treat ourselves to a story and hot chocolate.


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