We would like to wish you a very warm welcome to Beam County Primary School. The Reception children have settled in brilliantly to life at ‘big school’, and are enjoying staying all day. We have been focussing on establishing relationships with all the children and to encourage and support them in making new friends within the cohort. The children’s well-being and involvement is our upmost priority at this time and this is developed through the play based curriculum we use to support the children in their learning. The children have been learning to use the areas of the classrooms and the outdoor area in order to develop all areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum.

We are looking forward to an enriched year of exciting learning with the children.

A great start to the year!

P.E uniform

All children are required to have a P.E uniform which stays in school and will be sent home at the end of every half term to be washed.


  • Black shorts
  • Plain white T-shirt
  • Plimsolls for PE
  • Bags with the school logo are available for £4.00

Reception Lunchtime

The children are starting to settle into Reception and are slowly getting used to our dinner hall.

With at least two options to choose from every day, the children are learning how to eat sensibly using a knife and fork and sitting amongst their new friends.

Please can we remind you that there is to be no chocolate, fizzy drinks or products that contain nuts.


The children have now started their full days at school and are enjoying ‘creating their lifelong love of learning‘ here at Beam County Primary School.

The children are displaying good levels of involvement whilst exploring their new classroom and the outdoor area. They have made new friends, and are adapting well to the new change in their routine.

During the next 6 weeks the children will be observed in their play in order for teachers to plan linked to the children’s interests and in order to develop their next steps in learning.

We will be focussing on helping the children to understand what makes them unique and special. We will be teaching name writing, drawing portraits and discussing about family life. Please feel free to send in family photos or photos of the children when they were a baby (ensure you label all photos with your child’s name please).

Please feel free to speak to a member of the team if you have any questions!



We are learning to recognise numbers 0 to 10. We are using our knowledge of numbers to sequence numerals in order and to count objects from a larger set to make a given set. We are improving our ability to count one object at a time and recount our answers to check we have got it right!

Why don’t you go on a number hunt around your local area to investigate which numbers you can find!



Nursery children will bring home a school library book each week and this needs to be returned on your child’s designated day so that they can choose a new book. The purpose of this ‘home sharing’ text is to develop children’s knowledge of different literature and increase their knowledge of the world.  


Please get your child to read their own story books from home/be read to by parents on other week nights e.g., bed time story which allows children to have lots of exposure to modelling of tone, intonation, expression etc. Please record and sign all instances of reading that take place at home 

Maths homework

A1 - I can say the numbers from 0 to 5 and back from 5 to 0 in order 
A2 - I can say the numbers from 0 to 10 and back from 10 to 0 in order 
Sp 1- I can partition numbers, to 5, into two groups 
Sp2 - I can say which number is one more or one less than a given number to 20 
Su 1- I can count, read and write numbers to 20 
Su 2 - I can say the numbers from 0 to 20 and back from 20 to 0 in order