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Welcome to Reception


Our Class Teachers are:

Mrs Mason and Miss Savoy

We're Graduating!

Things have had to be a little different this year but we didn't want you to miss out on those special moments. We hope you enjoy this special keepsake - we've loved watching all the children in Reception grow. We will miss you all and know you will be exceptional as you move into Year 1.

From Miss Savoy, Mrs Mason, Mrs Foster and Mrs Harkness

It’s Coming Home!

Reception have enjoyed a fun filled day of football activities to celebrate England’s success in the Euros. We learnt how to play football, found the European countries on a map. We watched a game, made England flags, designed football strips and made England flag biscuits. We also sang along and waved our arms to Three Lions.

Our Sports Day

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Diversity week 


In Reception we have been learning about Australia. We looked on a map to find out where it was, we found key landmarks, found out about the  animals that live there and Australian culture. We recreated our own Aboriginal art work and and made a camp fire and pretended we were in the outback. We learnt an Australian song and practised our dance moves. We ended the week by writing  postcards about Australia.

We leant to play Volleyball and work as a team!

We looked at aboriginal art and artefacts. Then we created our own artwork using similar patterns and taking care to use dots.

Our campfire in the outback! We had fun singing songs and toasting marshmallows

We learnt to dance like a Kookaburra and then took our moves to the stage!

Our postcards home from our week in Australia!

Our trip to Little Owl Farm

Reception had a wonderful day at Little Owl Farm. We loved seeing all the animals, following the nature trail to find animal homes, holding the animals and our picnic. We had great fun in the soft play area. We brought our own eggs back to school and ate boiled eggs.

Soft play fun !

Summer 2

This term we are going to explore Space! We began our topic by finding out what we already knew and then we launched off  into space! Next we explored astronauts and were amazed to see how they eat their lunch in space and move around in zero gravity! 

We have some very creative children in Reception.

We have been working hard to improve our writing by using our phonics and neatest handwriting. This is some of our lovely writing about being an astronaut and flying to the moon.

In the Spring term we planted some radishes in our new allotment area. Today we picked our crop and were amazed to see how they had grown!

After picking and washing our radishes it was time to eat them. We  all tried them but some of us weren’t too keen on the taste!

Our morning routine.

Every morning we practise writing our tricky words or writing our numbers as soon as we come in before we to do the register. 

Summer Term 1 

This half term we are learning all about minibeasts. We have shared lots of stories  and information books. we have also explored minibeasts through the outdoors, art , investigation, music , maths and writing.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Placing and arranging butterflies

Symmetrical butterflies

Butterfly view finders

Dancing butterflies

What the Ladybird Heard! Capturing the bad guys by making a trap!

Learning about ladybirds.

Spring Term 2021

We have loved welcoming back the children after lockdown. We have had lots of fun and everyone has worked really hard in phonics and maths and are making fantastic progress. Take a look at all our wonderful learning below:


We have learnt all about Spring, new life and even saw baby ducklings hatch! We've had lots of new resources to play with too, we've had lots of fun!


We've enjoyed listening to new stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk. We found and planted magic beans. Built and created the giant's castle and made our own beanstalk!

We have had lots of fun learning all about Spring, new life and baby animals. We have been planting, painting daffodils and even saw ducklings hatch. It has been very exciting to see things grow!

We have learnt about Easter celebrations and why some people celebrate it. We learnt the Easter story and have decorated our own eggs. We have made chocolate nest cakes and finally we had great fun on an Easter Egg Hunt!

Welcome to Reception , September 2020

What a busy start to Reception! We have been exploring our environment and learning how to play together .

We have been enjoying the story Owl Babies. This has inspired us to make baby owls with loose parts, paint and chalks. 


We have started learning our letter sounds. We have been learning m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g. 

Curiosity and Exploration. 

More fun learning as we play.

Celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night.

We have had lots of fun celebrating and learning about Halloween and Bonfire Night. 

Wonderful witches.
Fantastic Fireworks
Making magic potions


In maths we have been finding out all about 5 and sorting in different ways.



We do phonics everyday, we are continuing to learn our letter sounds and practise writing them.

Celebrating Diwali 

9th November

This week we have had lots of fun learning about Diwali. We have listened to and sequenced the story of Rama and Sita. Reception have been very creative , making mehndi and rangoli patterns and diva lamps. We loved listening and dancing to Indian music and dancing.

Indian dancing.
Mehndi handprints

Kipper's birthday

We had a birthday suprise on Monday when we came into the classroom. There was a suprise invitation and a present! We had been invited to a birthday party on Friday.

We made birthday cards, party hats , wrapped presents and wrote our party food list.

Celebrating Christmas in Reception.

We have been finding out about Christmas, we have sequenced the Christmas story, made cards, tree decorations and wrote messages. We have also continued to learn lots of new sounds in phonics and letters in handwriting. 

Christmas fun in Reception. Party time!
A surprise visit from Santa.

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