St Stephen's Infant School

St Stephen's Infant School

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St Stephen's Infant School

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Welcome to Red Class

KEY MESSAGES: Please ensure your child comes to school in suitable clothing (e.g. jumpers/coats when the weather is uncertain). We spend time outside every day, so it is vital that your child is equipped for the outdoors. Please send in a pair of named wellies for your child to keep in school. Thank you! 

Red Class Staff

Mrs Tanner (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Otter (Thursday and Friday) are the Class Teachers and Mrs Osborne is the Teaching Assistant. We also have various additional adults that support Red Class across the week including Miss Jones, Miss England, Mrs Harris and Mrs Bendle, 

Click here to see staff team


Here is an example timetable from Term 1 - Please note this does differ slightly each term.

Note: Reception children will be gradually introduced to assemblies once they are settled and ready. 

PE days

Red Class have PE on a Tuesday in Term 5. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on a Tuesday and they will stay in it all day. 

Home learning Folders 

Your child will bring home a phonics folder with activities to practise at home. Please practise regularly with your child. Continued repetition of saying the sound (phoneme) and recognising the letter (grapheme) is vital to support your child in learning to read. New phonics home learning will be given out weekly so please ensure your child's phonics folder is in their book bag every Friday.

Once ready, your child will bring home a reading book matched to their phonic knowledge and a book to share with you. Please practise reading together at least five times per week.

For more information please see our reading page.

Our Topics 

Term 1: Marvellous Me

Term 2: Here and Now, Now and Then

Term 3: Heroes and Villains

Term 4: Exploring Adventures

Term 5: Amazing World

Term 6: Bristol and Beyond 

link to curriculum overview 


We deliver phonics through the DfE approved scheme Little Wandle 

Link to Reception phonics overview

For more information please see our phonics page.

Note: At this stage, we focus on the sounds that the letters make rather than their names (e.g. s = 'sss' not 'Ess'); t = 't' not 'Tee').


If you would like to speak to one of the team you can pass on information at the door at the start and end of the day. Please be aware that this is a very busy time and staff need to ensure children are dropped-off and picked -up safely. If you need a longer chat, it is best to make an appointment using the office email address: