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

  • February Update for Reception

    date posted: 08/03/23

    Spring 1 ‘Amazing Animals’

    During this topic we explored different types of amazing animals. We started by focussing on Hibernation and Polar animals. The children loved reading ‘The Emperor’s Egg’ and we learnt some amazing facts about penguins!

    In the first Spring half term, we all enjoyed Science Day. There were lots of different science activities for the children to try with their parents,  a particular favourite was finding minibeasts outside! Our year group experiment involved looking at different biscuits and predicting which one would go soggiest the fastest.  This was quite a challenging experiment but we tried to predict what would happen and talk about why we thought so.

    As we continued to learn about different types of animals in our topic, we then looked at under the sea animals. The classes looked at the book ‘Surprising Sharks’ and we also started to talk about the difference between fiction and non-fiction books.

    This half term was a chance to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We were extremely fortunate to have Earth Song join us and host a CNY workshop with each class. The children loved playing Chinese musical instruments and dancing as lions and dragons with the Earth Song team.

    In our final week of our ‘Amazing Animal’ topic, we explored the idea of animals as pets. Mrs Davison was very kind and brought her dog Cooper to school for each class to meet. The children were all very sensible when meeting Cooper, and it was a lovely way to finish our half term.

  • December Update for Reception

    date posted: 31/01/23

    Autumn 2 ‘Heroes’

    During this topic we explored both a fantasy theme and a real-life theme. We looked at fantasy heroes and real life heroes such as doctors and firemen.

    People who help us in real life:

    People who help us in the world of fantasy: 

    We also looked at Remembrance day, and each class made lots of poppy artwork to show in our first assembly with the rest of the whole school.

    December was the build up to Christmas! Each class looked at the Christmas story and each class were amazing performing The Nativity in front of all of the parents. We also introduced sewing to the children this half-term and they all worked hard to make a sewn Christmas decoration.

    To mark the end of an amazing first term in Reception, we celebrated with a Christmas party! The children have worked so hard this past term it was well deserved. We enjoyed Christmas dinner as a class and lots of party food and games. Now time to enjoy the Christmas holidays.

  • Maths Parent Workshop

    date posted: 10/12/22

    Thank you to everyone who attended the maths workshop on Friday 9 December. We hope you found it useful. If you were unable to attend, please click below to see a copy of the presentation.

    Maths workshop for parents - December 2022

  • October update for Reception

    date posted: 22/11/22

    Autumn 1 ‘Marvellous me’

    The children all settled into their new classes fantastically. We spend a lot time getting to know the children through our topic ‘Marvellous Me.’ The children loved creating their self-portraits and talking about their Marvellous Me bags. It was a lovely half-term topic where we found of lots of information about each other.

    During this first half term we also had lots of different types of celebrations. The children all enjoyed bringing in food to celebrate the Harvest festival. We are very thankful to all who contributed.

    We ended the half term celebrating with an amazing multicultural picnic in each class and a visit by Earth Song to help celebrate Diwali.

  • Tech Time Challenges

    date posted: 27/10/22

    The teachers are really enjoying teaching Computing at school and we know the children love taking part in Computing at home too!  Some classes have learnt about Paint and some classes have learnt about Presentations. If you are taking part in Computing at home, please submit an observation on Tapestry titled “Computing Home Learning”. This half term’s optional challenges are:

    Nursery & Reception: Do any of your toys make a sound or move when you press a button?  Are any of them remote-controlled?  Your child could take a photo/video of their technological toy and explain or demonstrate how it works!

    Nursery and Reception Tech Time Challenge

    Year 1: Paint a picture of your favourite animal using different colours and brushes. You could use shape and fill and undo if you make a mistake.

    Year 1 Tech Time Challenge

    Year 2: Create a Presentation about Habitats or a topic of your own choice. Use images and text, which could be found online, and then present it.

    Year 2 Tech Time Challenge

    You will find further details on the images posted on our website and on the 'Computing Home Learning' Tapestry post dated 21.10.22​

  • Attendance and Punctuality **IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ**

    date posted: 04/10/22

    Please read carefully the attached document with regards to Attendance & Punctuality at Nursery.

    Introductory letter for Reception to Year 2

    Introductory letter for Nursery

  • Phonics & Reading in Reception presentation to parents

    date posted: 01/10/22

    Thank you to everyone that attended the Reception workshop this week, covering Phonics and Reading. If you were unable to attend, you can see a copy of the presentation slides below: 

    Phonics & Reading in Reception presentation to parents - September 2022

  • New to Reception in September 2022 - parents information evening presentation

    date posted: 06/09/22

    To the parents of children joining our Reception in September: 

    Thank you to all of you who attended the Reception Parents Evening on Wednesday 6 July.  We hope you found it useful.  For those of you who could not attend, please find attached a copy of the presentation that was shared at the session.

    New to Reception Parent Information Evening presentation