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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.


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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 Three Little Pigs - retelling homework

The children thoroughly enjoyed performing their class assembly this week where they recreated the story of Ronnie the Rhino. Take a look at our video below.

Reception P's class assembly

Watch Reception P's amazing class assembly!

King of the Jungle - Great Worship Songs for Kids

The children celebrated Earth Day this week by looking at the different ways we take care of our wonderful planet. We talked about how human activity has an affect on our planet, and how we need make sure we reduce, reuse & recycle all year round. The children spent some time cleaning up our outdoor area, we also thought about changes we were going to make in our daily lives to help look after God's world. 



A big well done to our prize winner for our class egg competition. Also, a big well done to all children for participating, and  to parents for supporting your children at home. You made Mr Deane's job very tricky!




Happy St Patrick's Day!

This week in class we have been getting ready to celebrate St Patrick’s Day by researching Ireland. The children have been keen to find out more about Irish traditions, so we wrote a list of things we wanted to know. We then spent time retrieving information from books, maps & the internet. We even found more information from adults in school who have travelled to Ireland.


Before our Irish party, we talked about who St Patrick was, and the important work he did for the Catholic Church. The children were shocked to find that St Patrick was actually born in Wales!


Top o'the morning to ya!

Continuous Provision - Spring

Our Little Visitors!

The children arrived in school one day to find that there were some new additions to EYFS! Whilst the children waited patiently for  the chicks to hatch, we learnt all about the life cycle of a hen. Luckily, the children were able to see the chicks begin to pip their way out of their eggs, they could hardly believe their eyes! After the chicks had dried off, we spent time gently caring for our new little friends. We even made information books about chicks to share with our friends around school. 

World Book Day


The children had a fantastic day celebrating their favourite authors, along with parading their impressive costumes to other classes. Thank you again to parents for getting involved in this highly anticipated day!


Forest School!

This term the children have been braving the winter cold to visit our very own forest school venue! The sessions are led by our resident forest school lead Paul Brighouse, who will be spending some time with the children every Friday. The sessions will act as an enhancement to their current curriculum, and recently we spent some time learning about a special Dragon egg during Chinese New Year! Don't forget to provide your child with an extra layer of clothing every Friday!

Congratulations Mr Deane!

Reception P are delighted over the news that Mr Deane will soon receive a special award from The Queen. The children have spent some time making a card, including lots of well wishes to our Headteacher. We are planning on having an afternoon tea party on the 2nd March to celebrate the good news, the day Mr Deane receives his award!


The children have been enjoying baking cakes in school, where they have been putting their Maths skills to the test to carefully measure out the ingredients.  The children have been using balancing scales to equally measure out the ingredients, they have then been using their gross & fine motor skills to mix it up and scoop it into the cake cases. Of course, the children's favourite part of baking is decorating and eating the end product!


Our sponge cake recipe

Measure the following ingredients so that they are each equal to the weight of the egg you want to use. You can increase the quantity of the mixture by simply using more eggs to balance out your ingredients.


Balance your egg so that it is equal to;

self-raising flour

caster sugar




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

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

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.