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Miss Clarke & Mrs Lee


We would like to welcome our family & friends to our special class page where we will be sharing all the exciting things we have been learning in class.


What a fantastic start to our first term! The children have settled well into their new routines in Reception and are ready to face the exciting challenges of this important year in school.

Reception year is a busy one, filled to support your child in meeting their ELG (Early Learning Goals) in the17 areas of learning at the end of Reception. Have a look at our new Reception timetable below, we try to make the most of every time of the day!

The children have been enjoying exploring their new classroom where they have been introduced to learning challenges. They children have been enjoying applying their learning from group time during independent play. Ask  your child about the different challenges they have completed during 'leading my learning time'. 


Fine Motor

To get your child ready for writing in Reception, we have been focusing on developing their fine motor skills. You may have noticed us doing this as soon as we hang our coats up, which is why it is crucial that everybody is in the line at 5 to 9. We don’t want to miss this important time of the day!

Autumn 1 Topic


Our current topic in the Autumn term is ‘Our community’. We have been learning about the different services &  the people who help us in our community. Last half term we looked at the Doctors & the baby clinic where we learnt about the different roles during group discussion & most importantly, through play. The children have particularly enjoyed  being Doctors where they have been caring for their hurt patients.


In maths this term we are focusing on number. We have working on securing our knowledge of number during our daily maths sessions. We have also been using our recently taught knowledge to take on Maths challenges in the classroom provision. 

This term we have been improving our counting technique using ‘move it to prove it’ where we use our fingers to move the objects that we are counting. We now understand that number is all around us & how we can count anything with our hands or our eyes!


We have also been exploring the different things we can do with number including counting, grouping, ordering & comparing.  Now we are becoming increasingly confident with this we are now beginning to develop our mathematical language such as ‘more’ and ‘fewer’; we enjoy using mathematical language in our Numeracy area.


We are also keen to take our maths outside where we enjoy number hunts to 12; we look for different representations of our weekly number and record our findings in our outdoor maths area.

Black History Month


To celebrate Black History Month, the children in Reception have been spending time looking at the work of a poet called Grace Nichols. We have looked at her ‘Bubble Bubble’ poem, and have even used the poem to create our own ‘Veggie soup’ and Oaty Porridge’ verses. To bring our poems to life we decided to make the food in our poems, the children absolutely loved getting stuck in preparing the food, but not as much as they enjoyed eating it...even Mr Deane enjoyed our Veggie Soup!

The children loved reciting their poems in front of the whole school during assembly, take a look at our video below. 


Oaty porridge, oaty porridge,

Bubbling in a pot,

Oaty porridge, oaty porridge,

Bubble thick and hot!


Oaty porridge, oaty porridge,

Mix it up a lot,

Sugar and honey,

Nice and runny,

Careful whilst it’s hot! By Reception


Veggie soup, veggie soup,

Bubbling in a pot,

Veggie soup, veggie soup,

Bubble thick and hot!


Veggie soup, veggie soup,

Carrots, spuds and peas

Warm and tasty,

Hot and hearty,

Fill up a bowl ... yes please! By Reception


Sugar cake, Sugar cake,

Bubbling in a pot,

Sugar cake, Sugar cake,

Bubble thick and hot!


Sugar cake, Sugar cake,

Spice and coconut,

Sweet and sticky,

Brown and gooey,

I could eat the lot! By Grace Nichols



Black history month

Reception performed a poem for black history month


Recently, we have been talking about the story of creation and how God made the world. We also talked about how it is extremely important for us, as God’s children to look after the creatures of the world. We know that it is important for us to care for animals, so we made bird feeders so that the birds have a tasty treat when they come to visit our school. 


Everyday we thank God through our prayers, we also love to sing songs. Below we have included some of our very favourite songs that help us to think about Jesus & show the love we have for him.

Jesus Loves Me

A Gift To You

The Butterfly Song