Reception Baseline

All children starting in Reception will be participating in the reception baseline assessment (RBA) within the first 6 weeks of starting reception. The purpose of the assessment is to provide the starting point for a new measure that will help parents understand how well schools support their pupils to progress between reception and year 6 / the end of key stage 2.

It is a short (approximately 20 minutes), practical assessment focusing on their early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills. A teacher will carry out the assessment one-to-one with each pupil, any time within the first 6 weeks of Reception. It does not require any preparation at home or at school, and will help teachers to understand what their pupils can do at the beginning of their time here at Roby Park. It is important to note that this is not a pass or fail assessment and the results will not be published. It will be used to inform us of your child’s next steps in learning.

If you wish to find out more please follow this link to a short video explaining further:




Reception have PE on Monday. Children wear their joggers to school but in the warmer months, you may want them to have black shorts underneath.


Reading Books

Books will be allocated at the start of the term. Books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday.  Children should share their book with their parents every night, for a minimum of 10 minutes. Parents are asked to sign the Reading Record and return to school in their child’s book bag every day as we also read the books in school.


Class Curriculum Maps

Click on the class curriculum map below to see what exciting topics children will be learning about each half term:


Recommended Reading Lists

If you’re looking for Reading inspiration, look no further! Click below to find out more about our Recommended Reading List:


Click below to find out more about our incredible English Curriculum:


Below is an overview of the Reception Sex & Relationships:


Class Half Termly Newsletters

Below is your half termly class  newsletter from your class child’s class teacher, Mrs McCormick:


Meet Our Roby Park Learning Heroes



Reception Tweets