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Week 2 in Reception!

The children have completed their second week in Reception!

This week we have been learning the letter sounds i, n, p, g, o. We have also been practicing writing our names.

A huge thank you to Mrs Barnes who was our first Secret Storyteller this year! The children sat beautifully and listened really well.

I hope you all received your child’s home learning today. Please make sure the children’s phonics home learning folder is sent back into school each Thursday so we can update them with new letter sounds.

Just a reminder reading books will be changed Monday and Friday’s!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Ward, Mrs Gelborova and Mrs Archibald

Welcome to Reception!

The children have settled exceptionally well this week! They have enjoyed exploring the classroom both indoors and outdoors.


We have also discussed the classroom rules and introduced a new and improved snack bar which the children have absolutely loved. They have been brilliant with selecting their snack and then washing their bowls and spoons after eating.



A huge thank you for sending in all the bowls and spoons, tea towels, fairy liquid and tissues. We really do appreciate all of your help and support!

Please keep emailing family photographs as we will display them in the home corner in frames which the children enjoy looking at.

Reception Class Meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th September at 2:45 in the classroom.

Have a great weekend and see you Monday!

Supertato has been found…!

It has been an exciting couple of weeks. The Evil Peas captured Supertato and his vegetable friends! The children decided to create ‘WANTED’ posters and stick them around the school and some even built traps to catch The Evil Peas.

Finally, we found some Evil Peas in our outdoor area and we locked them in a jar. Then soon after we managed to find Supertato and his friends.

Just a little reminder that Monday 19th June is our School trip to College Lake. The weather is predicted to be extremely hot so please make sure your child is wearing a hat and sun cream has been applied before school. Also please provide your child with extra bottles of water.

Have a lovely weekend!


Eco Day

We had a great Eco Day! This morning the children enjoyed making bird feeders to hang in the trees as well as planting seeds in pots to keep in the greenhouse outdoors.

Then this afternoon we visited the pond and talked about how to keep it clean and tidy for the animals.

We also have some frog spawn in the classroom for the children to learn about. It’s been a very interesting day!

Please take a look on the website with the updated photos from Pancake Day, Forest Schools and Eco Day.


On Monday Osbornes visited us to begin the ‘Outdoor’ area planning with the children. Year 6 joined Reception with generating ideas on the large computerised plans which were made by one of the Osborne designers. It was a fantastic experience for everyone, we got the chance to put forward some brilliant ideas.

We can’t wait to see the final outcome!!

Please remember to keep bringing in 2 litre bottles for the project.

Also, a huge thank you to Ben’s Nanny who came in to school to read the class a story. The children listened beautifully!

Have a great weekend!

Reception Team



Welcome back!

Welcome back!

The children have come back to school ready to learn! They have been impressing the teachers with fantastic listening, great learning and extremely positive behaviour.

We introduced the topic of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ on Monday which the children loved. They have been retelling the story all week using story maps, the role play area and the small world. Take a look on the website for more ‘Bear Hunt’ storytelling pictures!

In PE today we began retelling the story through dance! The children were absolutely fantastic! We gave each child a piece of green ribbon for the ‘long, wavy grass’ which the children moved in different ways. Then they found different ways of travelling ‘under’ each other in pairs. We are going to continue the story next week. Please make sure your child has their PE kit on their peg ready for Friday. Thank you.

Also, this week we had a visit from Phil who works with Bovis Housing. He donated some huge tubes for the children to explore in the outdoor area. It was very popular!

Next week, in Literacy we are going to begin changing the story of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt.’

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Ward

A festive week!

We have had a very festive week!

On Monday and Wednesday Nursery and Reception performed the Nativity to the whole school and parents. They worked really hard on perfecting their singing, actions and words. We were so proud of them!

Wednesday was also Christmas lunch! The children sat with their year 6 buddies in the hall which they loved.

Please make sure you take a look on the website for more pictures from Christmas lunch, Road Safety visit and the theatre trip!

Have a wonderful weekend,

See you all on Monday.


The police came to visit us…

It was very exciting this week the police visited us in Reception. The children built a police van and invited the police officer to sit in the passenger seat! But then they got the chance to explore a real police van in the car park!

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Today was wear SPOTS day! The children looked fantastic in all their spots.

During the morning a group of boys decided to build a Pudsey Bear using a range of boxes and construction bricks.

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It was a great week! Have a lovely weekend, see you Monday.

Miss Ward

Reception have welcomed many visitors…

This week we have been extremely lucky! We have had many visitors, two secret storytellers, a fireman and a soldier. It has been such an interesting week and we have learnt how to ask lots of questions.

First on Monday, Ayesha’s Mummy visited and read a wonderful story. Thank you Ayesha’s Mummy.

Then on Wednesday Clarke’s Dad came in and talked about his job as a fireman. We found out all about what he does, what he has to wear and that he even has a fire dog who lives in the station.

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Even Mrs Gelborova tried on his fireman hat!

Today, we welcomed Alex’s Mummy into the classroom to read a story called ‘Zog’. We love that story! Thank you so much Alex’s Mummy for coming in.

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Later today, Miss Ford’s Sister visited us to talk about her job as a soldier. We talked about what she has to do, what she has to wear and where she has to travel. We talked about why we wear poppies at this time of year.


All the adults have been so impressed with how well behaved the children have been when listening to all the different people who have visited. IT has been a brilliant week.

Next week is Forest Schools on Wednesday 16th November, please ensure your child comes into school dressed appropriately. Lots of layers and warm clothing please!

Have a great weekend,

Miss Ward

WOW! Busy first week back!

This week the children have been learning about Diwali. On Monday we went into the hall with Nursery and watched a short clip about a little girl called Jessica who celebrates Diwali with her family. Then the children made their own Diya lamps out of salt dough.


After our crafting session we gave out a range of choli’s (scarfs) for the children to wear whilst learning a Bollywood dance.


The rest of the week the children made Indian sweets out of condensed milk, raisins and gluten free flour.


On Thursday we lit the Diya lamps and enjoyed the story of ‘Rama and Sita’ in the hall.

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It was a wonderful week learning about the festival of light ‘Diwali.’

The children also had their first session of Forest Schools which was a great success.


Thank you to Ben’s Mummy for coming in as the Secret Storyteller – an extra special surprise for Ben on his birthday!

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We hope you have a great weekend and stay safe with the fireworks!

The Reception Team