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.

Support Assistant:      Miss Wilson

CLICK HERE for Reception Curriculum Map 2018-19






Please remember your child has PE every Tuesday morning. They will need to have their PE kit in school and earrings removed on these days.

Please be aware that we monitor reading at home. It is school policy to read with your child at least three times a week at home. Remember to complete their reading record to inform us that this is happening.

New homework activities have been sent home. These contain activities/games that focus on your child’s next steps in reading, writing and maths. Please work on these as often as possible to ensure your child progresses well with their attainment.

Finally please can I remind you to ensure your child’s clothing is labelled with their name, especially their coats and jumpers/cardigans.

Thank you for your continued support 🙂




Week 1 – Sleeping Beauty

The children worked hard to produce a water colour painting of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. They drew their favourite characters from the story and added them to their painted setting.

We discussed the different gifts the Fairies gave to Sleeping Beauty and the children thought of their own gifts they would give if they were Fairies. They wrote these in speech bubbles trying really hard to sound out and write all of the sounds.

We used the internet to research what a spinning wheel is. We found out how the coat shaved from sheep is turned into wool using a spinning wheel and how this wool can then be used in knitting to make clothes. The children painted their own spinning wheel pictures and labeled them.




Spring Term 1

This half term our topic is Fairy Tales.

Each week we will focus on a different Fairytale;

Week 1 – Sleeping Beauty
Week 2 – The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Week 3 – Little Red Riding Hood
Week 4 – Jack and the beanstalk
Week 5 – Rapunzel
Week 6 – The Gingerbread Man




2018 Nativity

Chipmunks were adorable in the Christmas play.




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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.