Category Archives: Reception

Well done Reception!

The children had a fantastic week in Reception and they managed their first full day so well today!

We have been busy learning about the areas in the classroom with a grown up. All the children listened to the instructions given. They can now set up the painting equipment, use the bikes safely outdoors and also do the washing up after they have eaten snack. We were so impressed!

During Phonics this week the children practised writing their letters in shaving foam, glue and paint! We had lots of very messy hands!

Just a reminder for our Welcome Meeting on Monday 17th September at 2:45pm in the classroom.

Also please check out the notice board daily as I will be updating it regularly with news, dates and events coming up.

Have a wonderful weekend and see you all on Monday!

Mrs Kent, Mrs Gelborova and Mrs Archibald


Welcome to Reception!

Wow! We were so impressed with how well the children settled into school this week. They have all done extremely well.

We have had a very busy week exploring the classroom both indoors and outdoors. The children started Phonics on Day 1 and they did such a fantastic job! We have now learnt the letter sounds m, a, s and d. We have sent these four letter handwriting sheets for you to practise with your child at home. All the children joined in with the Jolly Phonics songs and loved meeting Scrap the dog and Fred the frog who help them with their reading.

The children made lots of new friends and played in many different areas of the classroom. They also enjoyed many activities such as cutting up courgettes, painting, riding bikes, building rockets and much more!

We introduced Bruno Bear today which the children were very excited about. Today Bruno chose to go home with Jack for the weekend. I wonder who he will choose for next Friday!

Please take a look at some of the photos below from this week. Also as you come into the classroom on Monday you will see our Learning Journey display which shows what they have been doing each week.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Fantastic PE sessions

Last half term our PE lessons were taught by Mrs Hutchins who is a specialist PE teacher. It has been a great learning opportunity for both the children and staff. The children gained valuable knowledge about a range of gymnastic positions and even got the chance to go on the apparatus.



It has been an exciting Monday in Reception! We received a message from Superhero HQ with a challenge. The Evil Peas from the story ‘Supertato’ had muddled up all of our sentences so we had to spend time fixing them.

It was also Messy Monday again this week…the children got the chance to use pumps and sprays to make marks in the rain! They got very wet and messy today!

Last week we learnt the cherry method in Maths. They had to select a number and then work out different ways to make the total using objects. Take a look at our fantastic problem solving! Have a go at home with your child and see if they can show you how to use the cherry method.

We also had a visitor from the Road Safety Officer who taught us all how to cross the road safely. The children listened beautifully and all cross the zebra crossing extremely well.

It has been a busy two weeks…and there is still more to come!


What a week and it’s only Wednesday…

This week has been extremely exciting for everyone, especially the children. Starting the week off with a snow day and then back on Tuesday for our Nativity Dress Rehearsal which went amazing. In the afternoon we had the best afternoon sledging and making snow angels on the field. The children had so much fun (even the adults got involved!)

Today’s show was absolutely fantastic, we were so proud of the children singing, dancing and speaking so clearly. We hope you enjoyed watching them on stage performing so well.

Please let us know if you can help on Friday with the walk to the church. Thank you!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

The Reception Team

Growth Mindset Week

It has been a fantastic creative week. We joined with Nursery to learn how to draw or paint a tigers face. Each day we focused on a different part of the tigers face, for example nose, ears and each group used a different media, such as watercolours, paints, crayons etc.

A huge thank you to Ethan’s Grandma who came in to school to be our Secret Storyteller, as well as all the parents who helped out during our Forest School session on Thursday and Deco Day today.

Have a great weekend!

The Reception Team

What a great first week back!

It has been such a busy week and it’s only the first week back!

Messy Mondays continues to be a great success. This week the children made slimy potions using wallpaper paste, glitter, finger nails, bats and bones! 

On Thursday the children had their first Forest School session which was fantastic. A huge thank you to all the parents for bringing in their clothing and overalls, it really helped. Thank you to Amy’s Mummy and Joel’s Mummy for coming in to help with the session.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Ward. Mrs Gelborova and Mrs Archibald




Happy Half Term!

We were so proud of Reception performing the Little Red Hen in Harvest Assembly on Thursday! They spoke so clearly and remembered the whole story. Well done children.

A huge thank you to Jack’s Mummy for reading to the class on Monday. The children loved the new version of ZOG and the FLYING DOCTORS!

Messy Mondays was a huge success! Thank you again for bringing in all the children’s overalls!


Hope you all have a wonderful half term!

See you all on Monday 30th October.

Miss Ward, Mrs Gelborova and Mrs Archibald

Reception have been busy!

Another busy week in Reception. We were lucky enough to have two Secret Storytellers this week. Both Heylani’s Mummy and Holly’s Daddy visited us and read two great stories. It was even Holly’s Daddy’s birthday today so we all sang Happy Birthday and cheered!


On Wednesday the children enjoyed a lovely Autumn walk around the school grounds where they collected many different coloured leaves.

We have had lots of children wanting to play ‘cops and robbers’ so to encourage some writing based on their interests Mrs Archibald helped them to create a ‘cops and robbers’ head quarters. Each day when they choose to play this game outdoors they have to sign their name in the book and identify which character they are going to play. It soon developed into even more mark making opportunities….

We have had a lot of ‘robbers’ causing mayhem in our Early Years outdoor area so the ‘cops’ managed to capture them and record their details.

If you would like to see some more pictures of this learning there is a display in the classroom for you to enjoy!

Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday.

Miss Ward, Mrs Gelborova and Mrs Archibald

Another wonderful week in Reception!

We enjoyed another Secret Storyteller this week! Maya’s Mummy visited us and read ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ which the children loved! They joined in with all of the words and we even got to read it again at the end of the day.

The buddy assembly was a great success, it was so lovely to see all the children interacting and getting to know each other.


Some parents mentioned in the parent forum that they would like some guidance and explanations on the Early Years Assessment. We have uploaded a link and the document for ‘Foundation Years – Guidance for Parents.’ I hope it is useful.

Also during the Curriculum Meeting on Monday 2nd October at 3:25pm I will go through expectations in Maths and how to support your child.

Have a wonderful weekend,

See you all Monday!