Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

Working Together And Achieving More

01924 367396

St George's Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 8AA


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We have places available in our Reception classes. If your child is 4 please speak to the school office about enrolling them at Snapethorpe.






This year all of the classes in school are named after countries

This year in Reception we are

Ireland Class - Miss Daley (Class Teacher/EYFS Phase Leader), Mrs Gelder (Teaching Assistant)

Scotland Class - Mrs Sadler (Class Teacher), Mrs Burkinshaw (Teaching Assistant)

Wales Class - Mrs Greenwood (Class Teacher), Ms Hill (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Felkin (SEN Teaching Assistant)


Miss Gundill also teaches in Reception. On Mondays she covers Miss Daley and on Thursdays she covers Mrs Greenwood.



Reception Curriculum

Autumn 2020

Our Creative Theme is 'Will They Live Happily Ever After?'

Throughout the term we will be reading a large selection of Tradition Tales including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Enormous Turnip, The Elves and the Shoemaker, and The Gingerbread Man. 

There are a number of festivals that take place over the next coming months. We will be learning about, and participating in, Diwali, Bonfire Night and Christmas celebrations - creating Rangoli patterns, chalking firework images and making Christmas Cards for loved ones. 



Reading in Reception

Reading is a vital life skill. 

The early reading experiences that children prepare them all future learning and life experiences.


At Snapethorpe, we value and promote reading through a range of strategies.

We are incredibly proud of the high quality reading areas that each class has, we listen to the children in our class read a minimum of three times every week and we teach two daily phonic lessons to help the children learn their sounds and how to use them when reading and writing.

Please ask your child what reading or phonics they have done in class today!


Due to the current circumstances, we are unable to send reading books home at the moment.

We would like to reassure you that all children in school are being read with regularly and records are being kept.


Please help us continue to promote and instil a love of reading by listening to your child as much as you can at home.

It makes a huge difference to their progress in reading!



Welcome to

Reception 2019/2020


This year our class names are

Kenny / Dean / Bradshaw


Please take a look at the slide show below for a sneak peak inside our fabulous provision:


Who Helps Us Learn?

Mrs Sadler is the class teacher in Kenny Class. Miss Burkinshaw and Mrs Brandon are the teaching assistants.

Miss Perry is the class teacher in Dean Class. Mrs Gelder is the teaching assistant.

Mrs Greenwood is the class teacher in Bradshaw Class. Miss Hill is the teaching assistant.



Have a read of our newsletters to stay up-to-date with everything we are learning about each half term:

Autumn 2 -



Parents and Carers


Autumn 1

What makes me special?

Our Creative Theme for Autumn 1 is 'What makes me special?'

Over the course of the term the children will be settling into life in Reception at Snapethorpe, getting to know their new teachers, making friends and finding their way around the indoor and outdoor classrooms. They will be encouraged to learn alongside and with their peers in order to form positive relationships and develop their personal, social and communication skills. The children will be given plenty of opportunities to talk about themselves and those they love as well as their likes and dislikes.


Autumn 2

What shall I bring?

Our Creative Theme for Autumn 2 is 'What shall I bring?'



Spring 1

Is there anything out there?

Our Creative Theme for Spring 1 will be 'Is there anything out there?'



Spring 2

Would you invite a tiger to tea?

Our Creative Theme for Spring 2 will be 'Would you invite a tiger to tea?'




Summer Term

How will you get there?