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Welcome to Reception

Reception 2019

Welcome to our reception class for 2019! We are so excited about the year ahead as so much happens for the children in their first year of full-time school. We look forward to working with you all and meeting you over the first few weeks at school to find out more about the children. Please see the attachments below to see the plans for this term and don't hesitate to speak to Miss Forster, Mrs Hawkins or myself if there is anything you need to ask.

Mrs Holmes

Spring Term

Happy New Year!!

We are looking forward to the exciting term ahead in reception. During the term, we will be thinking about, night and dark, space, dinosaurs, a favourite author and traditional tales. Please see our newsletters that are attached below to find out more.

Reception Staff

Reception Teacher and Early Years Leader - Mrs Holmes

Reception Teacher (pm) - Miss Forster

HLTA - Mrs Hawkins

TA - Mrs Park

TA - Miss Reed

Reception information

Anti Bullying information

The Easter Story

In R.E. we were starting to learn about the Easter Story.

The children listened carefully to the story of Palm Sunday, then helped to act it out.

They all waved palm leaves and shouted 'Hosanna' as Jesus and the donkey walked through the crowd of people.

Then, Jesus went to the temple. He was very cross to see people buying and selling things, not praying, so he threw everyone out!
We talked about palm crosses and how these are given out on Palm Sunday, in memory of this special occasion.

The children made a leaf shape with their body, then a cross shape, to show how palm leaves are made into palm crosses.

The children in Reception enjoyed making biscuits as part of their dojo treat in February.

They made heart-shaped biscuits then decorated them with icing and smarties to celebrate Valentines Day. 


Our Star of the Week (11.10.19)

Grandparents Day

Our Star of the Week (4.10.19)


Forest session

Sponsored obstacle course in the forest

On Wednesday, 2nd October, the children in Reception took part in a Sponsored Obstacle Course in the forest. We were hoping to raise enough money to buy some new resources for our outdoor area and develop our writing areas.

The children had great fun and they managed to complete all their laps.

A big WELL DONE to all of the children and a huge THANK YOU to parents, family and friends for all of your kind donations. 

Our Star of the Week!

Making a fruit salad

We enjoyed making and eating our fruit salad. We made the fruit salad from the fruit we bought at Tesco from the Handa’s Surprise story. It was yummy! One child asked why pineapple has a spiked skin. We Miss Reed looked on google to help the children find out.

Let’s investigate ...

Trip to Tesco

We went to Tesco to buy some fruit to make a fruit salad. On the way we looked for numbers in our environment. We spotted numbers on signs, cars, doors and hundreds of numbers in Tesco. 


Colour Mixing

Our First Forest School Session

The children enjoyed exploring in the forest area.


As part of our International World Clean Up Day we looked at the recycling symbol. Reception Class have decided to recycle paper. The children tried to draw the recycling symbol. We even found a toy man that had the recycling symbol on his top.

Making a Lamborghini!

Handa’s surprise

We read Handa’s Surprise. The children then enjoyed using the animal masks to act out the story.


We found out about where vegetables grow. As part of our science we thought about how the vegetables would change if we heated them up. The children said the vegetables felt hard and they predicted that they would go soft if we heated them up. We tested this by making vegetable soup. The children enjoyed eating the soup and they found out that their predictions were correct. We then used the spare vegetables to print with. 

Getting Physical

In R.E. this term, the children in Reception are thinking about God's wonderful world and how we can look after it so that it stays beautiful.
We have talked about the rubbish that is spoiling our world and making animals and sea creatures poorly.
The children wanted to do something to help!
Last week, we went for a walk around the school grounds to see what we could do to look after our environment. The children found some things that needed picking up, including rubbish, toys, balls and leaves.
We came back to class and wrote a letter to our new School Councillors, asking if they could help us to tidy up the school grounds. The School Councillors were very keen to help!
On Thursday, we all got ready with gloves and bin bags. We collected litter and toys on the Key Stage one and two fields, and tidied up the leaves in the Nursery garden.
We all agreed our school environment looked much better when we had finished.
Well done to the Reception children and School Councillors for such a worthwhile job. 😁

Launching Numbots

It was lovely to see the children dressed up as rock stars and robots for the launch of our new maths program, Numbots. 

Celebrating Diwali

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The children in Reception enjoyed learning about Diwali.
They learnt how Diwali is celebrated and we talked about how the festival is similar to Christmas.
The children loved seeing the fireworks and all different kinds of lights that are used during Diwali and looked at pictures of Diva lamps. Then, they learnt a lovely song about Diwali called, 'I'm a Little Diva Lamp'. It was lovely to hear the children singing it so well.

Making Beautiful Diwali Lanterns

Children In Need Day

Carol Singing at the Baptist Church

Reception Class went to the Baptist Church to sing some Christmas songs.

All of the children sang so clearly and beautifully, it was fantastic!
They enjoyed some yummy snacks too!