Christmas is coming!

This week in Reception we have started our Christmas celebrations! A tree arrived in our Home Corner, with some lovely decorations. We have spent lots of time carefully placing the baubles and tinsel on.

We have also introduced our Advent celebrations, we have a storybook Advent Calendar where we unwrap one story a day, and a Makaton Advent Calendar where we are learning one sign a day! So far we have learnt ‘Snowman’, ‘Christmas Tree’, ‘Sleigh’ and ‘Family’.





Welcome back!

Welcome back Reception – we hope you had a lovely Christmas and are ready to get back to your learning!

This half term we are looking at lots of different Fairytales!

The children will be looking in depth at one story per week.

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Trip to the Moon!

This week, we read Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy. In this story, Baby Bear finds a rocket under the stairs and goes on a quick trip to the Moon!

We wanted to go too, so we built a Rocket ship and practised making some Space helmets. We had to work together to make sure our rocket was safe to fly.

We made sure to give a countdown…

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… blast off!

On the journey, we saw our new friend Owl. We invited him to join us and then carried on our journey.

We landed with a ‘bump!’, carefully got out and explored the Moon’s surface.

We realised that we were quite hungry so we decided it was time to get out our picnic. We sat and ate our picnics, sharing al the food, until it was time to get back in the rocket and go home. Luckily we made it just in time for bath time!




Vincent van Gogh

This week we learnt lots about the artist, Vincent van Gogh, and his famous painting ‘The Starry Night’.

The children made their own versions of the painting by drawing with chalk and then using their fingers to smudge it, creating a similar effect to Van Gogh’s original. The children also collaborated to create a whole class version, which is on display outside our classroom.







This week, we have been looking at Fireworks.

We have designed our own fireworks and the children came up with some brilliant ideas; square fireworks, triangular fireworks and even fireworks with faces!

We made Firework fruit kebabs, with lots of different fruits. We used our favourite fruits – apples, grapes and strawberries, but we were also brave and tried new ones like blueberries and pineapple!

We have also been talking about how important it is to look after our teeth. We spoke about how to brush our teeth and have been practicing on the big teeth in class! We already knew lots about our teeth, Eric knew that our teeth help us to chew our food and Emilis knew that they help us to smile. We can’t wait to find out more about them next week!




Welcome to Reception 2021-22

Reception children are known as Chipmunk & Meerkats Class


We welcome the children back and into The Foundation Stage.

The Reception Class Staff are:

Teacher:      Miss Roscoe:     Chipmunk Class    All week

                     Miss Holland:   Meerkats on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

                       Mrs Risby:         Meerkats on Thursdays and Fridays


Support Assistants:             Miss Sault, Miss Tibble and Miss Sullivan


CLICK HERE for our Reception Curriculum map 2021-2022

CLICK HERE FOR Reception’s Medium Term Plan Summer 1