North Rigton Reception

Teaching Staff

Apples Class is taught by Mrs Down, the Apples class teacher. When Mrs Down is planning, Mrs Mitchell leads the learning.

Miss Bayman and Miss Vickers help to support the children in their work and play.




Autumn Term

‘We are’ Focus
 We Are Artists

“If you go down to the woods today”

RWI – set 1 sounds

Rhyming and alliteration games

Words and captions

Simple sentences

Maths Exploring numbers 1-10

3D shape




Free activities in the workshop to support learning
Free activities in the workshop to support learning
Art/Music Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Teddy bears Picnic

Bear Hunt

Using our class screen and ipads
Dance – Each Wednesday led by the class teacher
Ball skills – Each Tuesday led by Mr Overton from Harrogate Town
Religious Education
Creation – Why is the word God so important to Christians?

Stories about God from the bible.

Incarnation – Why do Christians perform nativity plays at Christmas?
Personal, Social and Health Education
School routines

Our school values


Useful Information

  • *Please note PE will be on Tuesday and Wednesday* – please ensure PE kit is worn to school for these days.
  • Reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Friday
  • Water bottles will be sent home on daily for a good wash. Please ensure they are returned the following day.
  • We have access to the outdoor classroom whatever the weather so please ensure your child has a warm coat. Wellies and waterproof trousers are kept in school for particularly bad days or messy play!


Useful Documents

A quick guide to the EYFS

What to expect – beginners guide to starting school

Speedy Green Words

Positive Relationships-understanding sustained shared thinking



Apples Class Bears Project Autumn 23

MTP overview Autumn 23 Apples