Welcome to Reception 2018-19

Reception children are known as Chipmunks 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 (Monday to Thursday) Mrs Risby (Friday)

Teaching Assistants:  Miss Thrower, Miss Jordan and Mr Fox.

CLICK HERE for Reception Curriculum Map 2017-18





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New Nursery & Reception Outdoor Area

After around two years of planning we finally have our new Outdoor Area for Reception and Nursery children. We have created areas for play and learning which include a dry river bed and water feature, a workshop, an outdoor kitchen, sandpit and even a Hobbit Hole! Cool Canvas who designed and built the area for us have made a video of the build to show you how it grew.

CLICK HERE to watch the Video of the EYFS area build

Watch out for our grand opening event coming soon!




Royal Wedding

On Friday we had a Royal Wedding party.

With the help of our teachers we made our very own cake. We put love hearts and a crown on it. It was yummy!

We also made hats and placemats for the party. We had lots of food at the party and we got to share it with our friends.




The sea

Last week in class children were learning about transport that we use in the sea. Children found out about boats, ships and submarines. With their teachers they made some boats and painted pictures of the sea. We used different colours to make the ocean and glitter to show the waves.






Land Transport

This half-term, our topic that we are looking at is Transport.

Week one and two – Land transport

Week three- Air transport

Week four- Water transport

Week five- Journey to the seaside

Week six- Journey to the bottom of the sea

For the past few weeks we have been looking at land transport. Last week we had a digger and a car come in to school. We were able to learn about all of the different parts and what they do. We even got to go in the digger and car.




Star signs and constellations

This term in class we are starting to learn about space. In class last week we were learning about our star signs and constellations.

With our teachers we learned about the twelve different star signs and we drew our own.





Jack in the bean stalk

Last week in class we were learning all about the story of Jack and the bean stalk. Using pictures we created our own storyboards to help us plant our own seeds.

With our teachers we were able to plant our own seeds to grow our own bean stalks. Over the past week we have been able to watch as the roots grow.

After reading the story of Jack and the bean stalk with Miss Holland we wrote letters to the giant from Jack. In these we were explaining how sorry we were for borrowing his things.





Red riding hood

This week we carried on with our theme of fairytales. We looked at the story of the red riding hood.

With the help of our teachers we created our own pictures of the story of the red riding hood. This included us drawing little red riding hood and the wolf.




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.