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Welcome to Reception's Class Page. This is the place where you will find out all about our learning journey and achievements , as well as finding out important information. The children have settled in exceptionally well and it has been lovely to see them helping one another and making new friends. Children in older year groups have also ensured that they feel welcome and part of the community. We are looking forward to seeing Reception children grow in all areas of learning.   


If you have any questions please email the office and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.


We look forward to working with you as partners in your child's learning.

Mrs Horler and Miss Lesauteur 

Key Information 

PE days:

Thursday afternoon with the Sports Coach - Miss Lewis.


School start time: 8:45

School finish time: 3:15


Please drop your child off at the KS1 Entrance at the front of the school and collect from the back of the school on the playground.

In the morning, the door will close at 8:55 and the register submitted by 9:00.

Term 4

In Term 4, some of our literacy lessons will be based around the following books, The Tiger who Came to Tea By Judith Kerr and The Three Billy Goat Gruff. We will also be learning about the signs of Spring  and we will create observational Art of daffodils. We will then explore how we can look after our world by recycling. In maths, we will continue to develop our subitising and counting skills and explore the composition of numbers within and beyond 5. In RE, we will be learning about Lent and how it is a time to prepare for Easter. 

Term 3

Some of the books we will be focusing on this term include, Not Now Bernard By David McKee and Penguin By Dolly Dunbar. We will also look explore traditional tales, including The Gingerbread Man and Hansel and Gretel. Our topic this term is called Around the World! We will be learning about how we celebrate New Year and then later compare this to Chinese New Year. We will also be learning about winter and changes over time e.g. weather, animals and plants. We are excited to learn about Polar Regions and the animals that live there. We will also carry out a melting ice experiment!



STAMPOLINES - We have been learning about the different shapes that Numberblock 5 can make. We also played simple track games which helped us to practice counting and stopping at the 'stopping number'. We also played skittles and counted how many we could knock down. 



In RE we learnt that the wise men visited Jesus and thought about the journey they took to find him. We acted out the story using small world. We learnt that God sent a new star to lead the Wise men to the baby Jesus. We represented constellation patterns using chalk and star stickers. We also made telescopes, decorating them and then engaging in role play finding constellations. 


We have been learning to play the glockenspiel and keep the beat. 

Chinese New Year 

Term 2 

This term we will be focusing on the stories Room on the Broom and The Christmas Pine By Julia Donaldson. Our topic this term is called 'Let's Celebrate!' as we will be learning about different celebrations such as Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas. We will also be learning about Remembrance Day. In our RE lessons we will be learning about Advent and how it is a time to prepare for Christmas. We will also explore the story of Mary and Joseph and take part in a KS1 Nativity which will be performed as a gift to parents. 

We enjoyed performing our Nativity in the church to our parents. We also had lots of fun at lunch time with Christmas music, a roast dinner and cracker jokes. 


We listened to the story of Mary and Joseph and enjoyed taking part in role play of the story with our friends. 

People, Culture and Communities 

We enjoyed making our own firework pictures using pastels to make different patterns and sprinkling glitter. We also made Rockets by cutting out 2D shapes and positioning them on paper. We talked about the names and properties of the shapes. 

Term 1


To start Term 1, the children will practise their early mark making by painting their self portrait and drawing a picture of who is in their family. They will use their communication and language skills to tell us about their family. 


They will then learn how to perform a poem with others. We will learn the poem 'My First Day' and come up with actions together. We will practise and then perform our poem to the whole school via Zoom. 


After we have settled into school, we will focus on our class story 'The Three Little Pigs'. The children will engage is class and group discussions about the story. They will also have a go at retelling the story using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary. We might even make our own puppets and masks!  



We have been matching, sorting and comparing objects in maths.


We learnt a poem called 'First Day' and performed it on Zoom to the whole school. We loved thinking of actions to go with the words.

People and Communities 

We had a visit from the Community Police Officers who told us all about their role. We were able to ask lots of questions and use some of their equipment.