Miss Cotton's Class

Meet the Team

Class Teacher

Miss Cotton

Teaching Assistant

Mr Gleadall

Important Information



Hello and welcome to our class page from Miss Cotton and Mr Gleadle.


We kick start our day with a meet and greet in the classroom where all children are provided with a drink of milk or water. During this time the children will be able to share any thoughts or ideas they have with the class. After our meet and greet we move on to the fun activities planned for the day, in the mornings we participate in fun and engaging Phonics, English and Mathematics lessons where children get to experience hands on learning both inside and in our outdoor environment. During our Adult led jobs we get to work in pairs and small groups to help us build a relationship with our peers.

The afternoons in Reception are taken up by our daily Guided reading sessions where we get to discuss our story books in detail and look at all of their characteristics. After Guided reading we get to spend lots of time engaging in exciting provision both inside the classroom and outside focused on our topic of the term;

Autumn 1- Marvellous Me

Autumn 2- Heroes

Spring 1- Space

Spring 2- Traditional tales

Summer 1- Down on the Farm

Summer 2- Under the sea

Towards the end of the afternoon we get to join the whole school in the hall for an assembly, during assembly we learning lots of different morals and values that can be used both in and outside of school. At the very end of the day we have a class story as we get ready for home.

Physical Education

PE is every Tuesday afternoon, children are expected to bring their kits on a Monday morning and they should then remain in school until Friday afternoon. All earrings should be removed on PE day; if they are not removed then the children are not allowed to take part.


Children read to an adult at least once a week. Their reading day may vary so please ensure that book bags are brought in on a daily basis. Please read with you child at home as often as possible.


Homework is given out at once a week on a Friday and will be collected in on a Wednesday ready for marking. The children will get one piece on English and one piece of Maths homework that should be completed.  Alongside the weekly homework each term children will be given a project to engage with at home. Once the project is complete parents will be invited into school to look at the different projects children have completed.


Both I and Mr Gleadle are always around at the end of the day if you have any questions please ask. We are always here to help in any way we can.

We look forward to working with you and helping your children along their learning journey.