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

  • 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


    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.


    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


    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!


    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