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Welcome to Reception

Christmas in Reception

Learning across Reception
Picture 1 Developing fine motor skills
Picture 2 Hammering nails into pumpkins
Picture 3 Making Diva lamps for diwali
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Picture 9 Maths in reception
Picture 10 adding and writing number sentences
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Picture 12 Beetbots-learning positional language.
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Picture 14 Computing- Learning how to input instructions.
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Picture 24 Yoga-developing gross motor skills and listening
Picture 25 listening games

Drama workshop

Drama workshop 1
Drama workshop 2
Drama workshop 3
Drama workshop 4
Drama workshop 5
Drama workshop 6
Drama workshop 7
Drama workshop 8

Sports Day 2018!

We had the most amazing time and thank you for supporting us!


Easter 1 Easter Egg hunt
Easter 2 Can you find your egg?
Easter 3 Yuuuum!
Easter 4 "I found mine"
Easter 5 Working together
Easter 6 Father Darren shared the Easter story
Easter 7
Easter 8 We made Easter gardens
Easter 9 Making Easter cards
Easter 10 "I've made a repeating pattern"
Easter 11

Spring Hunt

Spring Hunt 1 Ready to start the spring hunt
Spring Hunt 2 What will we see?
Spring Hunt 3
Spring Hunt 4
Spring Hunt 5
Spring Hunt 6 "Is that frog spawn?"
Spring Hunt 7
Spring Hunt 8 "I can see my face in the water"
Spring Hunt 9
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Spring Hunt 11 Can you see the buds?
Spring Hunt 12 "I found a spider"
Spring Hunt 13

Reception went on a hunt on Kingfisher Island to look for signs of spring. 

Traditional Tales

Traditional Tales 1 The Three Little Pigs
Traditional Tales 2 "I'll huff and i'll puff"
Traditional Tales 3
Traditional Tales 4 They lived happily ever after
Traditional Tales 5 Which material will you use?
Traditional Tales 6 "The straw will blow down"
Traditional Tales 7 Bricks are strong!
Traditional Tales 8 Making the pigs houses
Traditional Tales 9 Using puppets to re-tell the story
Traditional Tales 10 I can write the story
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Traditional Tales 12 "Little pig let me come in"
Traditional Tales 13 "My beanstalk is 5 cubes tall"
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Traditional Tales 15 Jack and the Beanstalk
Traditional Tales 16 Planting our beanstalks
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Traditional Tales 19 "I like gardening at home too"
Traditional Tales 20 "When will they grow runner beans?"

Reading In Reception


Please remember to return reading books on Tuesday and Friday so the class teacher can change this for you.  It is important to read regularly at home together with different stories.  Thank you for your support.


Christmas in Reception...the fun times so far! 

Feedback on Communication and Language Workshop for Reception Parents

Reception September 2017


Reception attended a road safety workshop. Thank you to all the parents who attended. 
Our First Few Weeks at School!
Please check the  ‘going home box’, which will be outside the classroom each afternoon, for your child’s work.

Below is a list of skills that will be useful for children starting Reception, encourage your child to attempt the things mentioned, but don't worry if your child can't do all of them.



- greets adults

- talks to other people about familiar objects and events

- answers and asks simple questions including how and why

- makes needs known, practise speaking to less familiar people

- follows simple instructions using first, next, then

- joins in singing familiar songs

- listens to others and responds appropriately


Physical Skills

- uses scissors to cut along a straight line

- enjoys a variety of indoor and outdoor play

- can put on and take off jumpers, shoes, socks,

  coat and fastenings independently -no laces

- uses utensils to eat independently


Personal/Social Skills

- uses the toilet independently

- can say own name and talk about members of their family

- can sustain interest and finish a task, tidying up afterwards

- plays cooperatively with other children - shares and takes turns

- can sit still to listen to a story



- uses books for enjoyment or for looking at pictures

- identifies pictures in books, magazines, on television etc

- makes predictions about what will happen next in stories

- uses a variety of things (pens, pencils, paintbrushes, sticks)

   to draw, to mark-make or to write

- writes first name with 1 capital letter at the beginning only




- counts out 6 objects from a group

- recognises numerals in the environment

- uses words such as many, a lot, more, less

- identifies things in a group that are different

- sees differences in and identifies shapes

- differentiates between opposites - up and down, under and  over, in front and behind, day and night


Understanding of the world

- is curious about the world, encourage new vocabulary.

- observes similarities and differences

- can share an adult's attention with several other children


Expressive arts and design

- makes and designs things using a variety of materials

- participates in imaginative play

- uses circles and lines to represent objects when drawing  

- selects and uses particular colours for a purpose


On the day

Allow your child to carry out morning jobs independently, let them take responsibility for their belongings. Children take their cues from adults- to ensure the best start for your child use the language of excitement about school- motivate them to share their learning and make things to bring home. 

At the end of the day ask your child “What did you learn today?” to develop the language and emphasis on learning rather than behaviour.

*We ask that children do not bring toys from home to school.


Our daily routine includes fine motor activities, phonics, child initiated learning outside and indoors during which adult-led skills activities and observations are led and taken, topic based learning, and a mathematics session.