Welcome to Homerswood Primary and Nursery School Summer Term 2023
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‘A pathway to grow, be curious and discover’



Welcome to Reception.


Welcome to Reception. We are all very happy four and five year olds who have settled into school very quickly and are loving learning through play. We have lots of fun with our teachers Mrs Manly, Mrs Harrison, Miss Garratt, Miss Watts and Mrs Robinson. We have been very busy learning new rules and routines and getting to know all the different areas within our indoor and outdoor classroom.

We find it easier to learn through exciting topics. This term we are thinking about “Animals” and “Toys”. Our teachers are very proud of us because we are planning our own learning and asking so many interesting and thoughtful questions.

Every morning we come into school keen and eager to learn and are soon very busy with lots of different activities. Every day we have a phonics lesson where we are learning the sounds and letter names of the alphabet. We often play games and sing songs to help us with our reading and writing. We also are very busy recognising numbers and number patterns, learning the names of shapes and using a range of Maths vocabulary.

Reception are very lucky to have a lovely big outdoor area where we love to climb, explore and play with balls, ropes and balancing equipment. You are always very welcome to talk to the adults in the setting to find out how we are progressing with our learning.

Below we will share our exciting news, photographs and our learning, so please keep checking this web page to find out what we have been doing.


Summer Term 

This term in Reception we have a lot of events to look forward to and celebrate, from the King's Coronation to Sports Day. We will continue on our learning journey that we started back in September. Come back and check out how we are getting on this term! 

Reception Summer Timetable

Cultural Diversity Day - We shared what is special about ourselves and our families with our Year 6 buddies.

Bubbles - learning to take turns and the joy of popping them! The children had to persevere and perfect their technique to get the biggest ones.

Some of our learning this week...

Mad about Minibeasts

Creating, counting and climbing

Celebrating King Charles!

We made some amazing crowns for the celebration in our house groups. The whole school came together and did a quiz to celebrate the coronation, our Year 6 friends helped us. The weather meant we had a picnic on the carpet in Reception.

Spring Term

World Book Day-We all loved dressing up as our favourite book characters and enjoyed taking part in lots of activities throughout the school.

We used our gross motor skills to rake the leaves in the garden whilst also enhancing our team work skills.

We ordered quantities using different representations and manipulatives,

Brrr it is cold! We used our appropriate senses to investigate the ice and then used scientific vocabulary to made predictions of what would happen to it next and the reasons why.

We wrote wanted posters to try and find the Gingerbread Man. Have you seen him?

Comparing different representations of numbers by applying our counting skills.

In RE we learned about Chinese New Year and the different celebrations and traditions that take place. We enjoyed making lanterns.

Autumn Term

Autumn timetable

We loved wearing our costumes for our dress rehearsal. Can you see which part we are playing?

Exploring repeating patterns.

We loved exploring different Maths concepts using our Smarties!

We learnt about Guy Fawkes and celebrated by holding a sparkler. This is one of our Homerswood footprints.

We had great fun visiting the library in Welwyn Garden City this week. We listened to a story and learnt all about the different books we could borrow.

17/10/22 Practising our counting skills and recording the correct number.

10/10/22 We had great fun learning new ball skills.

We made animal biscuits and practised cutting and mixing icing sugar to decorate our biscuit faces.

26/9/22 Learning to write our sounds. We are so clever!

20/9/22 Learning to subitise in Maths. Recognising patterns without counting.

12/9/00 Our first week at school.We had great fun!