Welcome to Reception

During the Spring term we have been learning about Cold Places, the Garage and Road Safety, then the Chinese New Year story and celebrations. In science we have explored what happens to water when it freezes then melts. The children are looking forward to having the opportunity to taste some Chinese food and sort healthy and unhealthy food. After half term we are going to explore some traditional tales, as the children are enjoying making castles! As we approach Easter the focus will turn to New Life and the Easter story.


Meet the Staff
Curriculum Overview

If you have any queries  about our EYFS please contact the school or seek a member of our team.

We will be most happy to help!

Our Areas
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Mathematics Focus:
  • Count out to 20 and recognise and write numerals

  • Order numbers to 20 and count forwards and backwards

  • Find one more or less by counting on or back

  • Name, describe and sort 2D and 3D shapes

  • Compare and describe weight/height/length then begin to measure the weight/length/height

  • Use and understand positional and directional language

  • Learn about doubling and halving, objects and numbers

Literacy Focus:
  • Learn phonemes ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, or, ar, ie, oo make

  • Form all letters correctly

  • Orally segment and blend words and hear what the initial, middle and end sounds are

  • Read and write simple words

  • Continue to read and write High Frequency words

  • Write simple words, captions and sentences with finger spaces and full stop

PE is every Friday morning. This is a reminder for children with earrings - you need to either take the earrings out on a Friday or provide plasters to cover them. This is a part of their PE kit too. Please help your child to be more independent in putting on and off their own clothes and make sure all clothes are clearly named. Thank you!

PE Kits

Every child at Mount Pleasant deserves the best possible start in life with support that enables them to fulfil their potential.  Below are our current learning areas where the children can explore:  

Click on the links  to access online educational games
The WOW Factor 

Thank you to those who have provided work that their children have done at home. We would still love to see any work your children have done at home that you think is “WOW”. It can be a piece of writing, number work, a photo of something you have done or made… anything!! This term we are focusing on finding number and calculation evidence. So if your child has counted out up to 20 objects or can add or take away 2 numbers or find one more or less, please let us know or take a photo/copy of their work.

Home/School Timetable

Mount Pleasant Primary School​

Newton Lane


Co. Durham


Lingfield Education Trust DPO



Tel: 01325 244 950

Email: admin@mountpleasant.darlington.sch.uk