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Reception - Starling Class

Welcome to Starling Class!

Welcome to Starling Class – Reception – at Steeple Morden Primary School!


We have 19 children in our class. Our teachers are Mrs Meridew and Mrs Monks. Mrs Meridew works Monday – Wednesday and Mrs Monks works Wednesday – Friday.  Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Keech and we are also very lucky to have Mrs Brown teaching in class on Wednesday afternoons to cover our Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) time. During Mrs Monks’ maternity leave, Mrs Meridew will work Monday – Thursday and Mrs Brown will cover on Fridays in addition to Wednesday afternoons. 

In Reception, we learn through seven areas of learning which are split into three prime areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language and Physical Development. As well as four specific areas: Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. We practise lots of skills such as recognising and using numbers to 20, numerical patterns, reading using phonics and writing for a variety of purposes as well as practising and rehearsing those skills in our play, sharing, taking turns and becoming part of the school community.


We plan to provide your child with a safe and fun place to learn. Our aim is to engage with every child and promote a lifelong love of learning and create a foundation in which the children will flourish during their time at our primary school. We work with each and every child, in multiple ways to suit their learning needs and to ‘be the best that they can be’. The children will experience a variety of learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to enhance and develop their understanding, knowledge and skills. We are passionate about following our children’s fascinations and interests and enjoy each day’s learning journey.​

Please see the documents below which will help you support your child and understand what we are learning in class:

Starling Overview 2023-24

Starling Topic Web Autumn 2023

Starling Timetable Autumn 2023

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