The adults working in Reception this year are Mrs.Blakeley and Ms Hudson.

We would be grateful for donations of cardboard boxes and we are also collecting large (4pt) plastic milk bottles to make an igloo! Any clean bottles gladly received.  Thank you!

Week 19th - 23rd March

This week in maths we have been busy building, counting, writing, jumping and painting using numbers to ten. We have shown number bonds to ten and multiples of ten too. 

We also learnt about the Christian celebration of Palm Sunday. We made our own palm crosses and did our best writing to remember the story.

Week 12th - 16th March

We have had an exciting week at school;

On Wednesday as part of our science week we had a full day doing experiments and looking at changes!  We MELTED chocolate to make krispy buns, we used water and felt tips to DIFFUSE colour on paper and took part in other exciting activities around the early years unit.

Then on Thursday we had World Book Day and all came to school in our fantastic 'book' T-shirts! We all got a special gold house point for our wonderful designs and got chance to show everyone our hard work in a special assembly. 

Week 5th - 9th March

We have started exploring our new topic of dinosaurs! We have measured and drawn full dinosaurs in the playground and dinosaur feet in the classroom!  We also made dinosaur sandwiches in cooking!

We really enjoyed our time at the wildlife garden on Monday, making homes for our dinosaurs and enjoying a warm drink of hot chocolate or juice.

 It has been very snowy this week and we have had a few days at home enjoying the snow!

Week 22nd to 28th February

We have been busy preparing for our class assembly by making props and paintings for our superhero characters, and learning a new song!

After a very snowy start to the day we all managed to do our best and really enjoyed showing everyone what we have been doing this half term.

In class we have been postmen and postwomen, and have really enjoyed using our new post office area!  We also had our first visit to the wildlife garden where we enjoyed the 'mud slide', building fairy dens and creating our own river!

Week 19th-21st February

This week in maths we have all been looking at number bonds to 10 and working out our own number sentences.

We have been doing lots of activities about the Chinese New Year.  We made 'good luck' envelopes with a secret surprise, we also painted some Chinese writing meaning 'good luck', 'peace' and 'love'.  Most exciting was our Chinese restaurant, when on cooking day it came to life with fresh noodles, vegetables and rice crackers to taste!

Week 1st - 7th February

This week in maths we have been busy looking at repeating patterns.

We enjoyed our weekly trip to the school library to choose a new library book.

In our cooking session on Tuesday we made chocolate chip cookies, which were popular with children and staff alike, and made the school smell nice!!


Week 25th - 31st January

This week we have been looking at symmetry in maths.  We made paper pizzas, paintings and copied half of our faces to show symmetry.

In PE we have been training to be superheroes!  We used lots of special moves just like our favourite superheros!

We made sandwiches and learnt to 'spread' lots of ingredients.  Then we shared them with our friends! Yum!

We participated in 'Art Week', our focus was the work of a British artist called Bridgette Riley.  We all produced a piece of artwork which was then transferred into a collective work of art as shown in the photograph below.  Can you guess which animal it is?

Week 15th - 19th January

We have been so busy this week in reception! In maths we have been matching the correct number of objects to numbers.  In cooking we enjoyed making some 'angel delight' and sharing it with our friends in our cafe!

Also this week we have had lots of snow to explore outside!  We discovered that when we throw snow in a puddle it melts!

Happy New Year!

We have been very busy since we returned to school after our Christmas holiday! Here are some pictures of the things we have enjoyed!

In maths we have been creating our own number lines and estimating. 

We have also been scientists, investigating strange smells for our phonics challenge!

We all love sharing books with our friends and have been doing our best writing!


We have started our new topic of Magic and some of us have been making magic wands and creating potions in the potion lab!


We absolutely love to play outside here in Reception, so we decided to plant some flowers in our spare tyres. We thought it would be nice to watch them grow alongside us. We even managed to pick some potatoes!

Black History Month

We have looked at Bob Marley as part of Black History Month. We listened to reggae music and even learnt how to do reggae dancing! We went on to make African drums and played them to the beat of the songs. We also painted Jamaican flags. Look at how amazing our work is!

Marvellous Me

As part of our topic, we learnt about looking after ourselves - particularly our teeth! We were visited by Mr O'Donovan, a mobile dentist, who let us look inside his van and told us about the importance of looking after our teeth. Following this, a dentist was created in our classroom, which we have loved playing in. 


We have settled into Reception nicely and new friendships are starting to blossom!

Please see our plans for this term below...


We change our reading books on Wednesdays and our library books on Fridays. Please ensure you read these 3 times a week and add comments to your child's reading record.




Click here to play 'Buried Treasure' and 'Dragons Den' at home - both excellent games for practising the blending of sounds!