Hello, we are ‘Terrific Trevithick’ the Reception Class at Perranporth School.

This page aims to inform you of our curriculum, topics and information relating to the class. If you have any concerns please see us or a teaching assistant as soon as possible. You can also keep up to date with what is happening in Trevithick Class using Class Dojo and Tapestry, which you will be informed about at our ‘Welcome Meeting’.

Our EYFS Curriculum:

Our curriculum is displayed in the cloakroom and shared below. Any help towards delivering a fun and creative curriculum for the children would be warmly welcomed. Please speak to the class teachers if you would like to contribute or have any skills and expertise to share with the children.

Trevithick Staff:

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Mrs Lampier will be teaching in Trevithick Class and on Thursday and Friday Mrs Williamson will be teaching the children. The Teaching Assistants are Miss Rowe and Miss White.

There will also be a Trainee Teacher with us for the Autumn and Summer Term called Sarah Edwards.

Reading and Homework:

All the children will have a book to share with you  and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. This term we will be changing their reading books once a week, however it is important that they bring their book-bag to school everyday. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps us assess their progress and ensures we can count the number of times they have read. Thank you! Please check your child’s book bag regularly for notes and newsletters. Children have received a laminated copy of the 45 key words and handwriting and numeral practice. Encourage your child to practise forming the letters and numerals correctly.

Inside your child’s reading record, you will also find their ‘Home Learning Challenge’ grids. We will add a new one at the beginning of each term. For your reference, see below for all of the ‘Home Learning Challenge’ grids for the year. There is one for each of the Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms.

Please try to complete at least 3 challenges a term. The challenges should be from the grid for that term.

Helping your child to learn

  • Share books and read with your child every day.
  • Get them to school on time.
  • Encourage your child to be independent; dressing, toileting and eating
  • Encourage your child to complete their Home Learning Challenges (found in their Reading Record)
  • Practise maths together (counting, recognising and writing numbers 0 – 20)
  • Share the sounds your child has learnt each week.
  • Contribute to your child’s learning journey. Use WOW Moments or update Tapestry or Class Dojo.
  • Discuss, explore and question with your child whilst out and about.
  • Come along to school events like parent’s evenings. This lets you know what is going on and lets your child know that you are supporting them.

WOW Moments:

Please share any WOW moments with us. This can be done using Tapestry or bring it in on a piece of paper.  These can be used to help build a picture of your child’s development. We have included some previous ‘WOW moments’ so you can see the kind of information that might be relevant.

‘Ollie used my lap top to write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.’

‘Joe sang Cornish songs to his Daddy at home.’

‘Emily used a knife to butter her own toast this morning.’

‘Ben amazed us by riding his bike without stabilisers for the first time.’

‘Jade wrote all her number to 10 without help from me – well done.’

We are also continuing to use the ‘Tapestry’ online Learning Journey please contribute to this and we will share their successes in class.


We use a range of strategies and systematic, synthetic phonics schemes to teach phonics. These include Jolly Phonics, Letters and Sounds and Read Write Inc. Each week your child will be learning a new letter (grapheme) the sound it makes (phoneme) and will be practicing forming it correctly. Children will have time to practice these sounds in a multi sensory way, so that every child has success with their learning and is put on the path to being a reader and a writer. It will help your child if you do activities such as playing ‘Eye Spy’ focusing on these sounds.



P.E will be on a Friday morning. On this day, your child can come to school in their P.E. kit (black shorts/ joggers, white t-shirt and school jumper or fleece with trainers or sports shoes).

Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform. Please also send your child in with a bottle of water, please make sure it is labelled clearly with your child’s name and put it in the blue tray next to the book bags.

Round Up:

All offers of support for reading practice with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let us know if you are able to give up some of your time.