Welcome to Reception 2017-18

Reception children are known as Dolphin Class.

The new year has started well with all the children settling quickly into school routines.

The Reception Class Staff are:

Teacher/s:                    Miss Holland

Teaching Assistants:  Mr Fox and Miss Correia

Support Assistants:    Miss Cox-Donovan


CLICK HERE for Reception Curriculum Map AUTUMN 1 2017-18

CLICK HERE for Reception Curriculum Map AUTUMN 2 17-18 

CLICK HERE for Reception Curriculum Map SPRING 1 2017-18





Sleeping beauty


Last week in class we were doing all about sleeping beauty. In class we shared the story of sleeping beauty with our friends and teachers. We learnt about spinning wheels and what they are used for. Children painted their own spinning wheels and labelled them.


On Wednesday we went on our first trip to Norwich to see sleeping beauty at the theatre. There, we got to join in with the story of sleeping beauty as it was being told.




Doctors and nurses

Last week in class we were learning about another group of people who help us. We learnt all about doctors and nurses.

With our teachers we made our very own doctors bag and we talked about what we would find in our doctors bag. Using pictures of our equipment, children were able to identify and say the letter sounds of each piece of equipment.


Just a reminder that Dolphins class have PE on a Monday and Wednesday every week.




People that help us

Last week in class we were learning about the different kinds of people that help us. We had a visit from our lollipop lady who helps us cross the road when we come to school.

We went out and visited our local zebra crossing where we were able to learn about the different colours that are on our zebra crossings.





NSPCC NetAware

Please visit this very helpful website that is designed to help parents understand websites that their children use and what the risks are, as well as reviewing them and offering advice on parental controls.





Norfolk Wildlife Trust

In the first summer term Reception had a challenge from Norfolk Wildlife trust. We were challenged to encourage minibeasts into our school environment. We decided to plant new plants in the garden to encourage them. We succeeded and Norfolk Wildlife Trust came in to see our garden at the end of our topic and were really pleased with our efforts. They gave us a certificate to say well done. We also successfully looked after tadpoles and watched them change into froglets before releasing them back into a pond.




Time and Tide visit

Reception went to visit the Time and Tide museum on Monday 12th June. We had lots of fun following the adventure of a herring fish and were amazed by how tall the smoke houses were and how stinky they were.

In the afternoon we looked at a herring and had a go at drawing it. We also tried smoked haddock. 17 of us really enjoyed it.




Welcome Back

We hope you had a great half term. We have now finished saving the school as Paw Patrollers and our learning about Julia Donaldson books for the next two weeks. This week is ‘Sharing a Shell’. Click on the link below to see the parent sheet.





Reception Maths Stay and Play 2/2/17

Thank you to all the parents who came along. We loved learning with you and hope to see you again very soon.

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New Paw Patrol mission!!

Today Mrs Fearns was very distraught as she couldn’t remember her bike lock combination!! Luckily Reception Paw Patrol were on hand and were able to channel their ‘Chase the Police Dog’ skills to sort the problem out. They even used real walkie talkies in the challenge!! ‘No Job is to big, No pup is too small’

Mrs Fearns -bike (click on the link to see the mission)

First we had to calculate the numbers by using our addition and subtraction skills….

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Once we had the numbers for the code we had to unlock the bike!

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Finally we gave the good news to Mrs Fearns

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Next weeks parent sheet:paw-patrol-parent-sheet-5