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Welcome to Reception

Mrs Freed, Mrs Pearce and Mrs Varley warmly welcome you to the Reception class web page. 

 We hope that you will be regular visitors so we can keep you up to date with what we have been learning, any class news and other key activities or events that may be taking place. 

Please look through the site below for our most recent learning, achievements and useful information such as letters and curriculum overviews.

If you have any questions or queries that you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Who’s who

Michaelmas A

What an amazing start to fulltime school the children have had. They have adapted so well to all the routines that comes with life in a Reception Class! Last Friday we welcomed our Buddies from Year 6, what an exciting moment for one and all. As we were celebrating "International Fairy Tea Party Day" the Year 6 visitors got a sprinkling of fairy dust  they were not expecting. We will see them every Friday and our children can't wait to see their Buddy's again.

Pictures will follow shortly. 

The children are also enjoying Forest School on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Pearce and Mrs Varley. Getting muddy seems to be very popular with the class!

Once I have the photograph consents approved I will post pictures weekly to celebrate the children's learning and achievements. 

What have we been Learning?

Learning week beginning: 21st September 2020

This week we have been focusing on the number 3 and the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears. 

The children acted out the story and drew story maps to demonstrate how well they had remembered the story.

We began our phonics lessons with the sounds S.A.T.P and have them on our working wall to remind us of our learning. 

Our science focused on the question, "What would happen to a gummy bear when it is left in water?"

The children made some amazing predictions -

"it will dissolve"

"It will disappear"

"The water will change colour"

They were not disappointed as the Gummy bears did dissolve over a period of 4 days and the water changed colour but what we were left with was a ghostly version of a Gummy Bear that the children were fascinated by, and the adults too!

Learning week beginning: 21st September 2020

Our core story this week was "The Gruffalo" always very popular with the children in Reception.

We made our own Gruffalo Cave outside, good for hiding from the big scary mouse, labelled him using our  initial sound knowledge and write short sentences to describe him. 


This week were thinking about the numbers we know and which ones where more or less than the other. We counted objects and decided who has the most or the least  and reviewed our numerals 1-10


Our new phonemes this week were " i.n,m,d" We focused on hearing the sound at the beginning of a word and matched objects to the phoneme


We love the rain

Nothing stops us form learning outside!!

Learning week beginning: 5th October 2020

Our core story this week was "We're going on a bear hunt!"

What a brilliant time we had writing our own versions if the story, creating new obstacles and ways of travelling "through it." We drew our ideas to shar with the class.

We also made a Bear Hunt trail outside, the picture tell the story.


Our number this week is the square number 4. We made four and found it around our classroom. 


We continue on our phonics journey and are really enjoying writing and reading words with our sounds in.


We continue to learn about our 5 senses and focused this week on our sense of sight. The children made a trail and were not allowed to peep as their friends talked them safely through the trail. 

Forest School

Tuesday afternoon is one of the best afternoons in the Reception Class as it is Forest School time. 

Every wondered what happens? Well here is a small snapshot. 

Come rain  or shine the children, led by our Forest School experts Mrs. Pearce and Mrs. Varley, discover the joy of nature with meaningful experiences that allow for exploration and discovery and a time to get a bit muddy and jump in the odd puddle. 

Enjoy the chance to peer into their "Forest School" world. 

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