CLASS TEACHER – Miss Katie Hegenbarth

Supported by – Mrs Rickard

Year Group – Reception EYFS


In Golden Class our teachers are Miss Hegenbarth, we are supported by Mrs Rickard. We have great fun learning through play and exploration!

On a daily basis the children busily explore the various areas in both the indoor and outdoor environments, providing opportunities to discover and learn. We provide many exciting opportunities and carefully monitor the progress of each individual child.

Additionally, we have an outdoor learning session every Friday. We take this opportunity to explore the local environment or use our school grounds. Please send your child to school in old clothes every Friday and provide a pair of wellies in a carrier bag, thank you.

Reading at home

Your child will bring their ‘Read Write Inc’ folder home every evening; it is regularly updated to reflect the new sounds/key words/spellings we are learning at school. Please encourage your child to spend a few minutes revisiting these sounds and words as often as possible. Please also read with your child at least 4 times a week and sign their reading record.


PE will take place every Monday and Thursday afternoons, please provide a named PE kit to keep on your child’s peg.




Working Towards Early Years Learning Goals in Reception

The children will explore new friendships, discuss similarities between themselves and others and talk about their families.

Our Author focus is Julia Donaldson; some of her most famous books include ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Stick Man’. The children will listen to, join in and retell the stories in their own words, describing the different characters. We will look for rhyming words and use these as a basis for our Literacy work.


What a great start to the year! We have enjoyed exploring various percussion instruments, group reading activities, outdoor learning, making play dough, paint exploration and lots more…

Golden Class Autumn 1

Autumn Parent Information

Golden Class Autumn 2

Golden Class Spring 2