Milborne Port Primary School

 Gainsborough Class (Reception)


Teacher: Mrs Carr
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Drogan

To find out what we will be learning about this year, please click here to download. 

To find out what we learnt about in the Autumn Term, please click here to download.  

To find out what we will be learning about in the Spring Term, please click here to download.

Knowledge Organisers

To read the Long Ago Knowledge Organiser, please click here to download.

To read the Stories and Rhymes Knowledge Organiser, please click here to download. 

Key Information 

Gainsborough class is taught by Mrs Carr and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Drogan. Mrs Bennett will teach the class on a Tuesday afternoon. 


PE will take place on a Monday and a Wednesday.  Your child can wear their normal school jumper or cardigan, trainers and plain blue or black tracksuit bottoms if you wish. They need to come to school wearing their PE kit. 

Please remember that children cannot wear earrings during PE.  If your child cannot remove earrings themselves, please ensure that they do not wear them to school on Mondays or Wednesdays.  As with all school uniform, please label all of your child’s PE kit; it is very difficult to ensure your child will retain all of their clothing if it is not named.


Home Learning

 The focus of home learning in reception is the practise of basic key skills including phonics, early reading and early maths skills. 

 Your child will bring a book from the reading corner home for you to share with them, this will continue throughout the year.  They will also bring home sound folders with the sounds they are learning and some will soon start having word cards or reading books for them to read to you. Please remember to record all reading of book corner books, sound folders, word cards or reading books in your child’s Home Learning Journal and ideally daily but at the very least 3 times a week.

Our phonics is delivered using Read Write Inc. Please use the link below to be directed to an information page for parents. 


Reception Baseline

 The Reception Baseline Assessment, or RBA is a short, interactive and practical assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin in school.

To read further information on the Reception Baseline Assessment, please click here to download an information booklet for parents. 

Helpful Websites to support learning at home: 

Phonics Play

A great website that has a wide range of games to practise reading. 

Oxford Owl

A website with a range of e-books and other resources to support reading. 

Teach Your Monster To Read

For children in Reception they should be able to access Stage 1- First Steps. Some children may be able to access Stage 2-Fun with Words.

Hungry Little Minds 

A DFE website with ideas for parents of activities to do at home with your children. 

Milborne Port, Somerset DT9 5EP

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