Reception

Welcome to the Reception webpage. We will use this page to keep you informed about events and learning in Reception!

  • Register with your local Children’s Centre

    date posted: 15/07/20

    Please click below to register with your local children’s centre which offers lots of different services to families plus activities for the under 5’s. 

    Children's Centre Registration Form

  • Lockdown Survey

    date posted: 13/07/20

    Dear Parents / Carers

    Please click on the link below to go to our Lockdown Survey.  Please complete the form with your child and respond by 4th September 2020.

    Lockdown Survey for Children

    Many thanks.

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 13 July

    date posted: 13/07/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 13 July (Summer 2 term week 7).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 13 July

    Please find attached a letter with instructions on how to download your child's learning journey from Tapestry.

    Reception Tapestry Instructions Letter

  • Reopening in Sept 2020 - Important Information - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 10/07/20

    Dear Parents/Carers, 

    Please see below for an important letter regarding our plans for reopening in September 2020.  There is also the menu for lunches that will be used for at least the first 2 weeks of term - you can read more about this in the letter.

    Reopening Sept 2020 - Letter to Parents

    Lunch Menu for First 2 Weeks of Term

    The letter also refers to specific times for dropping off and picking up children, by year group.  Please click below for this timetable:

    Drop off and Pick up Timetable - Sept 2020

    Thank you.

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 6 July

    date posted: 03/07/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 6 July (Summer 2 term week 6).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 6 July

  • New Classes for September

    date posted: 02/07/20

    Please find attached a letter with all the new classes for September. 

    New Classes for September

    If you child is currently in Reception, please click on the corresponding class link below to 'meet' your new teacher:

    Hedgehogs to Sapphires

    Rabbits to Diamonds

    Foxes to Rubies

    Squirrels to Emeralds

    If your child is currently in Year 1, please click on the corresponding class link below to 'meet' your new teacher: 

    Emeralds to Saturn

    Rubies to Mercury

    Diamonds to Venus

    Sapphires to Jupiter

    Finally, we understand some children may feel a little apprehensive or have questions about the transition.  There are some useful documents to help guide you and your child through this below:

    Your Child's Wellbeing web page

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 29 June

    date posted: 26/06/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 29 June (Summer 2 term week 5).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 29 June

  • Transition Dates - Important Information - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 24/06/20

    Dear Parents/Carers

    Please find attached a letter regarding dates for your child's transition into the next school year. There is also a short survey which we will need all Reception and Year 1 parents whose children are not currently attending school to complete. Click on the relevant links in the letter. Please complete by Friday 26th June.

    Transition Dates Letter to Parents

    Thank you.

  • Bug Club

    date posted: 19/06/20

    Just a little reminder that all children in Reception and KS1 can read books online on Bug club. It is a brilliant resource with exciting books, wonderful illustrations and interactive quizzes. Your child has been allocated books at their reading ability. 

    Login at www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

    IMPORTANT: Open with Google chrome and allow pop-ups.

    Login with the following:

    Username: enter your child's lgfl login (excluding .314)

    Password: bugclub

    School code: rkhk

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 22 June

    date posted: 19/06/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 22 June (Summer 2 term week 4).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 22 June

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 15 June

    date posted: 12/06/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 15 June (Summer 2 term week 3).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 15 June

  • For Children Returning to School

    date posted: 08/06/20

    For families with children back or soon to return to school, here is a lovely child-friendly way of explaining what 'bubbles' mean and a reminder of how the school experience will be for them.

    Coming Back to School in a Bubble

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 8 June

    date posted: 06/06/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 8 June (Summer 2 term week 2).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 8 June

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 1 June

    date posted: 29/05/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 1 June (Summer 2 term week 1).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 1 June

  • Returning to School - Video on what to expect

    date posted: 29/05/20

    The school is re-opening on Tuesday 2 June with a phased return of children in Year 1, Reception and Nursery.  Those Year 1 children who have accepted a place for 2 days a week will have already received more information from the school office regarding their return from 2 June: class allocation, start / end times and what to bring.  Following a satisfactory risk assessment review at the end of the first week, we hope to welcome back Reception children from week commencing Monday 8 June.  Those children in Reception will receive more information in the coming few days.

    We have prepared a video that shows you how the school will look when children return.  For those of you with children returning as part of this phased return, please share this video with your child to help them prepare for the changes.

    Return to School Video June 2020

    Return to School Video - additional information for Nursery

  • Return to School - how to handle your child's worries and anxiety

    date posted: 26/05/20

    Achieving for Children have put together a useful presentation deck to highlight the possible worries or anxiety your child may have in returning to school after the lockdown, and suggestions on how to handle and manage those feelings effectively.

    View the deck here as a pdf:

    Transition to School After Lockdown as pdf

    To access the voice over and other links throughout the presentation, please visit the link below and download the presentation in Powerpoint if possible.

    Link to 'Transition to School After Lockdown' so you can follow it along

  • Story time

    date posted: 24/05/20

    We hope you have enjoyed your teachers reading stories to you on Tapestry and Google Classroom. If you would like to hear more, Storytime Storytime is a great YouTube Channel where you can hear lots of children's stories being read. Helpful if you have run out of books to read at home. 

    Storytime Storytime

  • We Miss You All!

    date posted: 23/05/20

    Wishing you all a lovely half term break next week. Have lots of fun with your families and don't forget to keep safe and look after each other.

    Our lovely staff have put together a little video message for the children. Please check your Google Classroom or Tapestry account to watch the video. 

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 18 May

    date posted: 15/05/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 18 May (Summer term week 5).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 18 May

    Reception Outdoor Learning w/c 18 May

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 11 May

    date posted: 08/05/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 11 May (Summer term week 4).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 11 May

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 4 May

    date posted: 01/05/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 4 May (Summer term week 3).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 4 May

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 27 April

    date posted: 24/04/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this coming week, w/c 27 April (Summer term week 2).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 27 April

  • Don Rae's Online Mini-Series

    date posted: 21/04/20

    Some of you will know Don Rae from our 'Wake Up Shake Up' sessions during Around the World Week - he's also popular at local birthday parties!  During the schools closure, Don Rae is streaming a fun home-made mini TV show for young children up to age 5 years.  Tune in to BEANIEBOPS: RISE AND SHINE, an online series created by Don Rae himself, streaming every Tuesday morning at 8am on his YouTube channel.

    BeanieBops: Rise and Shine YouTube link

    This week's theme is TEDDY BEARS so grab your Teddy snd join in the dances and games!

    Please help spread the word and subscribe for free to his YouTube channel: Don Rae Academy.

  • Reception Home Learning w/c 20 April

    date posted: 20/04/20

    Please find attached home learning for Reception children for this week, w/c 20 April (Summer term week 1).

    Reception Home Learning w/c 20 April

  • Fun Activities for the Easter Holidays

    date posted: 04/04/20

    Please find attached some fun activities we have put together which the children might enjoy doing over the Easter holidays. 

  • Active Learn Login for Reading and Comprehension

    date posted: 01/04/20

    Please find attached information about how to log in to Active Learn. We will be using this to allocate reading books for your child. 

    Active Learn Information for EYFS Parents

     
  • Reception Home Learning Week 2

    date posted: 30/03/20

    Please find attached Reception home learning for week 2.

    Reception Home Learning Week 2

  • Tapestry Log In

    date posted: 30/03/20

    If you have not already activated your Tapestry account please email the school office as soon as possible to confirm your email address. Your teacher will then set up your account. The teachers will be using Tapestry for home learning so it is really important that you are able to log in to your account. 

     
  • Letter Join - A Resource for Practising Handwriting

    date posted: 26/03/20

    We have organised for all parents to have access to Letter-Join. This is a website we use at school for teaching handwriting. It is for all year groups including nursery. 

    Please find full instructions of how to use the website here:

    Letter-Join Instructions 

    The teachers are in the process of loading tasks for the children to complete but in the meantime you can use the free play section. 

  • A note to parents - Reception home learning

    date posted: 26/03/20

    Dear Reception Parents/Carers

    We wanted to reassure you that we are busy working at home to help further your child’s learning. We have brainstormed some ideas as a Reception team and we aim to use Tapestry as our main way of communicating with you on a weekly basis.

    Our plan of action:

    -We will video bedtime stories that will be uploaded to Tapestry 

    -We will video phonics and maths lessons and add work/ideas that can be carried out at home

    -We will make a very simple structure of planning and objectives that would have been covered in the weeks to come and ideas for you to do at home 

    When videos/messages are uploaded- please do not comment on that observation as everyone will see your comments, Please instead, create a new observation for the teachers to see. Alternatively, please email the school office and it will be sent on to the respective teacher. 

    Please can parent reps for each class text this to the class WhatsApp groups too as we still have a few parents that have yet to activate their Tapestry accounts or provide us with emails to do so. 

    Thank you 

    Miss Chisholm, Miss Dwyer, Miss Braithwaite, Mrs Onslow and Mrs Wilkinson 

    (Ps. please tell all the children we miss them 😊)

  • Home Learning for Reception

    date posted: 19/03/20

    As the school will be closed until further notice, we have put together an information pack for home learning below:

    Home Learning for Reception

    You may also like to check out the following websites:

    Joe Wicks Move Videos

    Draw with Rob

  • Reading Comprehension Workshop - Friday 13 March

    date posted: 13/03/20

    Thank you to everyone who attended the reading comprehension workshop on Friday 13 March. We hope you found it useful. Please find below links to the presentation and handouts. 

    Reading Comprehension Presentation

    Early Years Simple Bookmark

    Early Years Bookmark with Questions

    Year 1 Bookmark with Questions

    Year 2 Bookmark with Questions

  • Cool Milk

    date posted: 04/02/20

    If your child is in Reception and has recently turned 5 years of age, you will need to register them with Cool Milk if you would like them to continue getting milk at school. Please click below to register your child.  All payments are made directly to Cool Milk. 

    Registration for Cool Milk

  • Autumn 2 in Reception

    date posted: 21/01/20

    November

    Reception had a fun start to the Autumn 2 term when we were joined by fathers, uncles and grandparents for FUDGE morning. Thank you to everyone who joined us for lots of different activities both inside and outside the classroom. All the children loved being able to show you their learning environment.

    We enjoyed exploring our different senses this half term. We loved tasting different foods whilst exploring our sense of taste.

    December

    All the children were very excited to perform in the Nativity. The children were amazing playing different roles and they should be very proud of themselves. Thank you again for coming to see all the children perform, we hope you enjoyed yourselves.

    Leading up to the Christmas break, the children were hard at work making traditional Christmas cakes. It was a long process, but we hope they were worth it in the end as we think the cakes all looked amazing!

    To celebrate the end of a busy first term in Reception, all the children loved the Christmas party day. We danced, ate lots of food and enjoyed lots of party games. Merry Christmas everyone!

  • Autumn 1 in Reception

    date posted: 04/11/19

    September

    This half term we have spent a lot of time getting to know the children. We have loved listening to the children talk about their ‘Marvellous Me’ bags and all the special things inside. We have been busy painting portraits of ourselves, looking at similarities and differences and why we are special.

    The children have been looking for shapes in the environment. Each class went on shape hunts in the playground. Look what shapes we found!

    October

    We have been busy looking for signs of Autumn around the school grounds. We explored the big playground and orchard and found lots of Autumnal leaves that had fallen. The children enjoyed looking at all the different colours.

    We had an amazing time at the Grandparent’s Tea Party. The children loved seeing their family members and enjoyed all of goodies that had been decorated. We hope you enjoyed the children’s singing, they had been practising very hard over the past few weeks!

  • First few weeks in Reception

    date posted: 01/10/19

    We would like to say a huge welcome to all of our Reception children and parents. The children have all enjoyed transitioning into their new classes, meeting lots of new friends and exploring their new environment. This is our favourite time of the year as we get to spent a lot of time getting to know all the children, we have particularly loved hearing about their 'Marvellous Me' bag and all the fun things they did over the holidays. 

  • Welcome to Reception

    date posted: 24/09/19

    Welcome to all children starting Reception this September.  Below is a presentation for parents to introduce Tapestry - our online learning journey tool.

    Introduction to Tapestry