Welcome to Rainbow Class, Reception at Shalfleet Primary

We are the Reception class at Shalfleet CE Primary and take the youngest children in our school.

This year (September 2017) Rainbow class will have Mrs Claire Nerval as class teacher from Monday to Thursday morning and Mrs Jacqui Tinsley on Thursday afternoons and Fridays. Mrs Lindsey Cox will remain as teaching assistant every day.


We work closely with the onsite Little Explorers pre-school as we are the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage and our task is to prepare the children for Year 1, when the National Curriculum starts. The Early Years curriculum is based on the development of social skills, physical skills and communication.

Early Years Foundation Stage Vision

When children are ready we move on to teaching phonic skills, leading to reading and writing, maths, exploring the world and creative development. We aim to work closely with parents to make the children’s experience of starting school a happy one, and welcome parents in to class to play alongside their child.

In their first term in school children are settling in, learning the expectations and how to play together. We are introducing phonics, that is how each letter sounds, and starting to write some letters and to read simple words. 

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YR Welcome letter

Our first topic is superheroes, including people who help us – YR MTP Autumn 1 – My Hero

Autumn 2 our topic is Festivals Around the World – YR MTP Autumn 2 – Festivals around the World

YR MTP Autumn 2 overview


Please see some photos of what we got up to in 2016-2017

Pudsey (27) Pudsey (28)

Our trip to Tapnell Farm…

These are of our inspire day developing our outside area with planting and painting.

YR Pond Dipping

Photos of our Rainbow and Sunshine Class Pirate Inspire Day

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