A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT
A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT



Hi! I am Miss Alexander and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the EYFS team as the Reception class teacher at Shobnall Primary School. I thoroughly enjoy being part of the children’s journeys as they gain knowledge and develop skills to become successful learners. I am passionate about providing fun and creative experiences and enjoy thinking of numerous ways to make the children’s learning memorable and exciting.

Support staff that work alongside me in the Reception class are Miss Walton, Mrs Shannon and Mr Attwood.

If you would like to find out a bit more about me, have a look at the poster below…

Poster about Miss Alexander

Key Information

Children arrive through the EYFS gate at 8:45am and are collected at 3:20pm. During these unprecedented times, these arrangements are slightly different so please check your individual letter that was sent to you in the summer term and the COVID-19 Info page on the website for further information.

Children will self-register by placing their name into a box indicating their dinner choice.

During the second half of the autumn term children will be given a weekly guided reading book in a named folder. This should be kept in book bags each day.

Homework is given out on a Friday and expected to be returned in the labelled box by the following Wednesday.

Each Friday children will also receive the phonemes that will be covered from the following Monday along with a phonics activity. This should be placed in the phonics box on a Thursday.

The children have P.E sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays with our specialist P.E teacher Mr Attwood. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, P.E will be taught outside as much as is possible in smaller groups. Children will need to come to school in their kit on their allocated day. An outdoor kit should consist of jogging bottoms, a sweatshirt and trainers. For health and safety, children who wear earrings should have these removed on P.E. days.

Please ensure all children’s clothing, footwear, bags and water bottles are clearly named.


Please click on the link below to view our weekly timetable. Please note that this my be subject to change.

Reception Timetable


We follow the EYFS framework and base activities around the 7 areas of learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Physical development
  • Expressive arts and design
  • Understanding the world

Each half term the children’s learning will be linked to a theme-

Autumn Term 1: Home Sweet Home

Autumn Term 2: Let’s Celebrate!

Spring Term 1: Our Heroes

Spring Term 2: Once Upon a Time

Summer Term 1: All Creatures Great and Small

Summer Term 2: Bon Voyage!


Homework is set on a Friday and must be handed in by following Wednesday. Work will be uploaded here on a weekly basis for Reception.

2 July 2021

25 June 2021

18 June 2021

11 June 2021

21 May 2021

14 May 2021

7 May 2021

30 April 2021

23 April 2021

27 March 2021

19 March 2021

12 March 2021

11 December 2020

4 December 2020

27 November 2020

20 November 2020


Click on the links below to access some of the resources that will help with your learning in Reception…