Milborne Port Primary School and The Beeches Pre-School

Building a Foundation for Life

Milborne Port, Somerset DT9 5EP

01963 250366

 Gainsborough Class (Reception)


Teacher: Mrs Hann
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hawley

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.  

Knowledge Organisers

Let's Explore- please click here to download 

Build it up- please click here to download 

Key Information 


PE will take place on a Monday and a Friday.  Your child's PE kit will be kept in school and they will change for their PE lessons.  

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 reading record 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.