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Welcome to Reception B's Class page 

Miss Bates

Mrs McGrath

Mrs Olisa


Reception B have had a fantastic start to the school year and have settled really well in their new classroom. We are working hard in Reception and becoming independent learners. We have been having lots of fun, please have a look at what we have been up to. 




We have been very busy in Reception, in Maths we have been focusing on our numbers!


Everyday we practise counting forwards and backwards, we love to show off our skills - ask your children to count at home! We start by counting to 12, then we move on to counting up to 15, and next up to 20 and beyond. Counting backwards is a little more tricky so this is where we may need extra practise. 


In school we have been detectives finding numbers and representations of number around our school environment. Looking out in the local community for different numbers is also lots of fun. Ask your children can they see any around: on the street signs, doors or inside your local supermarket. 


There has been lots of hard work on number formation. Below you can find our number formation guides. These are what we use in school to help the children form their numbers correctly. 

Number Formation


In Reception we have been learning about the changes of season, this half term we have been looking at Autumn.We have enjoyed looking at the different signs of Autumn in our outdoor environment. We collected lots of leaves and other things that had fallen from the trees, after investigating these we used them during Maths to help with our counting. We have looked at different animals and their habitats and made our own bird feeders. We placed these in our outdoor area and we also took some to Forest School.

During literacy we have enjoyed learning an autumn themed poem 'Oaty Porridge'  and reciting this in class. Taking inspiration from this we had lots of fun making some delicious autumn foods such as porridge and vegetable soup. We also got the chance to make some yummy cakes.
During this half term our topic has been Local Community, we have been learning about different places that are a part of our local community. We have been thinking about when and why we might visit these places. The role play in our classroom has been a Baby Clinic, the children have shared lots of their experiences and enjoyed playing the parts of the nurses and the parents that use the clinic. Take a look at what we have been up to. 

Baby Clinic