Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

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Overthorpe CofE Academy

Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.

Lowry: Reception Class

Welcome to Summer in Lowry Class.

There will be a separate theme each week for this half term.

Week 7 Beginning 13th July

Hello everyone,

It is our final week of the school year, and what a strange year it has been.

Thank you for all your hard work at home during the last few weeks.

This week’s theme is Safety.

As we come out of lockdown make sure you continue to keep safe wherever you are.

Enjoy the 7 weeks before school begins again. Remember after this week you are on holiday from school!

Start looking at this website and the Dojo App at the end of August for new school information.

Challenge 1 Resources:

Challenge 2 Resources:

Challenge 3 Resources:

Challenge 4 Resources:

Challenge 5 Resources:

Extra  Activities:



The Wandle English Hub are posting new videos every day at 10am: https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception


Phonics play have provided full access to all families to support learning from home. You will need the following details:


Username: march20

Password: home


Also really popular with the children are the Mr Thorne Does Phonics videos featuring Geraldine the Giraffe: https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris/videos

Below you will find a sound mat showing the different sounds learnt in each phase.



Useful Websites and Links


English / Reading / Phonics

Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (username: march20, Password: home)

Mr Thorne Does Phonics (featuring Geraldine the Giraffe): https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris/videos

Vooks: https://www.vooks.com/



P.E. with Joe: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

Go Noodle:  https://www.gonoodle.com/

Jump Start Jonny: https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/free-stuff and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8PDFwCV0HHcl08-1SzdiBw/videos



Beat Goes On: https://www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer (body percussion activities)

Quiet time / Calm time

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Headspace for Kids: https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

Calm: https://www.calm.com


General links

Dance Mat Typing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Studio Code: https://code.org/student/elementary (scroll down and click on the courses to learn how to code)


 Finally. Here is a helpful guide for explaining the Coronavirus to younger children:

Welcome to Lowry. We are Reception Class!


We would like to welcome your child to their new class.  Our classes is called Lowry (Reception) after famous artists.

Our Reception teachers are Mrs Symes, Mrs Washington. Our Nursery Nurses in Reception are Miss Metcalf and Mrs Blenkin. We will also work closely with Mr McGuire in the outdoor area, Miss Parker for our cooking lessons and Mrs Baines and Mrs Knight.

In Nursery and Daycare we will work with Karen, Christine, Kylie, Emma W, Rachael, Amy M, Leanna, Caroline and Emma S. 


Latest Newsletters

  • 08 Jun 2020
    Reminder regarding DROP OFF AND COLLECTION

    School starts at 9:00am and finishes at 2:45pm for Reception. Please ensure you arrive at these times only, to ensure we can stagger times between year groups and respect social distancing rules. In addition to this please ensure each child is accompanied by only 1 adult. Thank you for your understanding.

  • 17 Jan 2020
    Reception Class Topic Homework


  • 05 Dec 2019
    Reception Class Christmas Party

    Thursday 19th December 2019

  • 04 Dec 2019
    Film Night

    Collection details attached

  • 21 Nov 2019
    PTA Film Night


This term, we are learning about “Magic” in our topic lessons. Your child will explore different magic tricks which will help them learn about the world. 

Key Information for Early Years ...

 PE Days

Reception class have PE on Friday mornings. Your child will need a white T shirt, black shorts and either trainers or pumps on this day.  You are more than welcome to send a PE kit into school at the start of each half term and leave it on your child’s peg until the end of the half term if you wish.

Home Reading

It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects.  Please return book bags and home reading books daily for changing. 


Your child will receive homework on Friday and we would like it to be returned on Tuesday.

Water Bottles

We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day.


We provide snack (croissant, toast or Fruit) for your child at the beginning of school at a cost of 20p per day. We will review this at half term once the children are settled.

School Messages


Please follow Early Years  on Twitter:


We regularly post updates, reminders and photos of your child’s class and work on here.

School Jotter App

Download the School Jotter App onto your phone so that we can send you newsletters and messages digitally. Ask in the school office for further information.

Class Dojo

Ask your child about their class dojos. These are points awarded for good behaviour. Sign up for our parent app with a code from your class teacher, so that you can track your child’s dojo on line.