Welcome to Reception!

Staff working with us this year are:

Miss Kerry

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hudson and Miss Nicoll

Teaching on Monday afternoons: Mrs Harris

Welcome to Reception!  Our Early Years Unit allows for a high level of child initiated learning to take place, in which they can experience how and why things happen. Within the unit,you will see children working in a variety of areas creating their own learning or accessing focused activities.

Children have free flow access to four areas; these include the Reception room, Messy room, Nursery room and the Outdoor area.These areas will be continually adapted and enhanced to meet children’s current interests and to promote further learning. We very much involve the children in this process so they develop a sense of ownership. The children will have access to the Outdoor Learning Area at all times of the day so please make sure children have suitable clothing and footwear.

January 2020

Welcome back! We have been learning about arctic animals and have read the stories, ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘The Last Polar Bears.’

As part of this we have made igloos, painted penguins, learnt polar bear facts and so much more!

In Maths we are learning how to add and subtract numbers. We have enjoyed using the CBeebies series, NumberBlocks!

We love our new glow mountain! We have used added polar bears and icebergs o recreate the arctic in our classroom.
We love our new glow mountain! We have used added polar bears and icebergs o recreate the arctic in our classroom.

Christmas in Reception!

We had a very busy December period! We had a Christmas party and met Santa Claus, performed a sing-a-long for our families, made cards and calendars and had Christmas lunch!

Our first few weeks in Reception 

We have had lots of fun settling into our new class! Here are some photos of us enjoying our learning.

Meet our fish!

So far we have two fish called Rosie and Jim. We are all learning how to take care of them and what we need to do to keep them happy. They have inspired lot of fishy art work too!

Baking and cooking

Every Friday we make, bake, cook or design something! So far we have iced biscuits and made sandwiches. Here are some photos of our delicious food.


We are learning about autumn this week as lots of children have enjoyed finding things outside. We have made beautiful trees using the light box and are building a tree as a team!

Wildlife Garden

After reading the story, 'Stanley's Stick', the class were desperate to make something of their own with a stick! We spent a fabulous morning in the woody wildlife garden exploring the great outdoors! We each collected things that we found interesting and used them to create something using a stick. 

Our fabulous Bird Feeders!

We each made bird feeders using oranges and placed them in the wildlife garden! We had to stay very quiet and still to persuade the birds to visit whilst we were there. It was very tricky but we heard lots of beautiful bird songs and even saw some flying above our heads!

Sorting and Art

We have been so busy! In Maths this week we are sorting objects into different groups and explaining our rules. We are also looking at the British artist, Bridget Riley, who is famed for her stripes and pointillism. We had a go at making our own Bridget-inspired images. 

EYFS Maths Workshop!

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who joined us for our Maths Workshops!

The winner of the competition was Jax.