Farmborough Church Primary School

Farmborough Church
Primary School

Working Together, Valuing Everyone, Learning for Life
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Welcome to the Hedgehogs’ Class.

hedgehogs, pets


Class Teachers: Mrs Merritt and Mrs Savage

   Class Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Quinn (Monday,Tuesday)

Mrs Butler (Wednesday)

Mrs Gray (Thursday, Friday)

Mrs Fisher and Mrs Braithwaite


In Reception the children have lots and lots of fun every day. Each day is different for the children as they explore various areas and activities in both the indoor and outdoor learning environments. We provide many exciting opportunities and carefully monitor the progress of each individual child.

In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in the context of an enabling and nurturing environment.

Prime Areas: (development in these areas is fundamental to children’s success in the specific areas)

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Statutory framework for the early year’s foundation stage (


Term 6
Animals and The Local Environment

In this Science based topic, children will develop their knowledge of different animals and why they have certain features. An enquiry-based topic filled with creepy crawlies! We will be visiting Forest School every Wednesday during this term.

Topic Web Term 6

  Check out the topic web document below for more information.

Topic Web Term 4, Fairy Tales

Topic Web Term 5

Topic Web Term 4, Superheroes/Real Life Superheroes

Topic Web Term 4


Topic Web Term 3, Space

Topic Web Term 3


Topic Web Term 2, Food and Festivals

Topic Web Term 2


Topic Web Term 1, All About Me!

Topic Web 



Our P.E days are Wednesday and Thursday.

Reading books  

A fully decodable book, matched to your child’s current knowledge and understanding of grapheme-phoneme correspondence will be sent home on a Monday and Thursday. Your child should be able to read these books confidently. These books should be read at least three times each in order for your child to improve their decoding, fluency and comprehension.

Please remember to sign your child’s reading record every time that they read at home so that they can get all their certificates and rewards. Please send your child's reading book and reading record into school everyday.



Sharing Books

A 'sharing' book, chosen by your child will be sent home on a Friday. As they arrive at school children will be invited to sit and look through a wide selection of books, before they select the book that they wish to take home.

Sharing books and stories with children helps their learning, development, language and communication.  Not only do children learn vital skills for later reading and writing, but sharing books also helps with talking, listening, and communication skills. Sharing books also encourages imagination, curiosity, and emotions.  

Sharing a book will not only give your child the opportunity to hear words spoken but it will encourage communication as you talk about what’s happening in the book.


Doodle Maths

All children have a subscription to Doodle Maths and we recommend that they spend 10 minutes a day using Doodle Maths to develop their numeracy skills.


Anti Bullying Week 2022 


Click on the logo to see the Anti-Bullying Alliance's Parent Pack, published to accompany this year's 
Anti-Bullying Week in November 2022


Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:


Useful Websites

An amazing resource! The computer version is free, there is a charge for the app. Excellent for opportunities to blend and segment, practice tricky words and many opportunities to develop reading comprehension. 

The BBC have lots of Numberblocks activities and episodes to watch.  

Free eBooks from Oxford Owl