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Welcome to Reception!


  • Summer 2

  • We are extremely happy to welcome the  children back after a well deserved half term break, I cannot believe that we are already into the Summer term!. Can I just remind parents to make sure all their clothes are clearly labelled and to check this regularly. Snack money is due in every term and is £5.00 for this half term. This covers extra milk, extra fruit, biscuits, juice, toast, assembly treats and extra-curricular items.
  • The children continue to be eager to learn and are enjoying a range of learning experiences and topics! they really do have  a love of learning which is just wonderful.



    Every week the children will participate in RE lessons. This term the themes are;


    Good News

  • Friends

  • Our World


  • The children will also be learning traditional prayers like the Hail Mary and Our Father alongside their class prayers.


    Children will take part in collective worship daily.



    The children will also have a daily maths lesson with topics altering weekly. The topics will be based around counting and ordering numbers, 2D shapes and data, addition and patterns and symmetry. Lots of their learning will be hands on, visual and through song. On occasion the children may receive maths homework to help embed what they are doing in class.



    Each morning the children will also take part in a phonic lesson. This term we are recapping and consolidating learning on the Phase 3 letters and sounds. We are recapping Phase 3 sounds until the children are confident enough to move onto Phase 4. The sounds and graphemes  are:

  • Set 6: j, v, w, x

    Set 7: y, z, zz, qu

    Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng

    Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er


  • The children will also learn a set of 'tricky words'. They are called tricky because they can not be sounded out. Therefore, children need to learn them for how they look. the tricky words for Phase 3 are:

    He, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her.



    This Summer term the children will complete the following topics:

    Topic 1- Plants and growing


    Topic 2- Transport and travel




    The topic throughout the term will change depending on the children's interests, which will be planned according to the children. Our topics support the children in developing an understanding of the world around them and enables them to express themselves through art, music and dance.



    P.E will be every Tuesday and Friday and the children will come to school in their PE kits. They do not need to bring a change of clothes with them. Their PE kit is a navy blue tracksuit or black shorts with a white polo t-shirt and black pumps/trainers.




    Every week the children will take home a new reading book to practise. If they read regularly they may have new books mid-week also. We encourage reading as much as possible and if you could hear your child read a few times a week this would help with their progress. We do ask that your child brings in their reading books and diaries daily so they can also read in school. The children will have a spelling test every Monday and will receive new spellings after their test also. The children will be monitored weekly and their spellings will be differentiated accordingly.

  • I will provide home learning tasks each Friday for the children to complete, it is completely optional, however does support and embed learning that we have done in class. Could i ask that any tasks completed are handed in inside your child's home learning book by Wednesday each week.



    The Early Years staff are always there to help and talk to you over any concerns before and after school. If there is a problem and the teacher isn’t available, ring the school secretary Miss Berry and book an appointment, it will be dealt with quickly.


    We look forward to working with you over the year in supporting your child making the most progress through their learning journey.


    Miss Lloyd (Class Teacher) Mrs Scott (Class Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher) , Mrs Davidson (Teaching Assistant), Miss Flanagan (Teaching Assistant)



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Reception singing 'A Million Dreams' for the McMillan coffee morning.

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We have had a really busy week this week in reception. We have focused lots on 2D shapes, practised writing and learning the sounds 'satp' in our phonics lessons and enjoyed a fruit tasting activity as part of our topic work! Everybody has been working really hard.

We have had a really busy first half term in school, we have really worked hard. This week, we really enjoyed making potions! we practised writing our sounds and finished off the week by making our own chocolate apples.

In collective worship this week we have been focusing on the topic 'food and animals'. We said thank you to God for all the wonderful things we have in our lives, we then sprinkled some of 'God's light' on our hands. We said a prayer and blew it away, however, some remained as God's light is with us always.

This week we have been learning about Diwali.

Wow! What a busy week we have had. In RE we have been discussing birthdays, we played party games and decorated our own cakes. In phonics we have been learning and writing our new sounds 'c, k, ck, e, u', in maths we have been discussing measurement and ordering events. We made our own jam sandwich and ordered the instructions independently.

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Our First Nativity

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Reception have been enjoying lots of Christmas fun! Including a cake sale for the rest of the school :)

What a fabulous day! We watched 'The Polar Express' in our pj's and had hot chocolate and popcorn. We also made cakes and biscuits and our own reindeer food!

We had a very exciting discovery in reception class- a dragon egg! The children were very excited and this resulted in lots of wonderful learning experiences.

What amazing homework this week! Amazing efforts from the children and their parents. Well done reception!

Happy Chinese New Year! We enjoyed lots of lovely activities, our favourite was tasting Chinese food.

Pancake day in reception

We really enjoyed our dinosaur topic! We discovered a dinosaur bone and fossils in the Reception garden!

Show and tell! Reception have enjoyed showing and talking about their favourite things during show and tell. It's our favourite part of the week were we listen to our friends and learn from each other.

What a busy start to the Summer term! Lots of lovely indoor and outdoor learning experiences.

What a fantastic day to celebrate the end of our superheroes topic! We really enjoyed dressing as our favourite superhero. We had a big problem to solve this morning when 'Evil Pea' stole our class teddy bear, Paddington. Luckily, we solved those tricky maths problems and discovered the location of Paddington. We had a big 'tricky word' hunt in the garden, finding all of the words that 'Evil pea' had hid. In the afternoon, we had lots of fun making healthy fruit kebabs for snack and tasty superhero biscuits,