Welcome to the Summer Term 2024
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‘A pathway to grow, be curious and discover’



Welcome to Reception!

We are excited about our journey together this year. We are looking forward to a great adventure to be curious, discover and grow. In Reception, we are already busy discovering our environment both inside and out. We are getting to know the routines and making friends. This year, we will be having a brand new classroom and we are monitoring the progress daily. We can't wait to get in there!

Team Reception

Mrs Cain, Mrs Mills, Miss Spear, Miss Lumley & Mrs Derisa.

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Summer 2024

Mastering Number - we have been working hard on our number mastery. We have mastered subitising, counting accurately and recognising even and odd numbers. This term we have been introduced to the rekenreks. Starting positions all!!

Reception children have observed that there are 10 beads on each row. 5 white and 5 red. 

Spring 2024

We were lucky enough to have six eggs arrive in our classroom. The children carefully watched and waited, and waited some more. Eventually, all six eggs hatched. They have been swimming and have joined in with our Maths lessons!

Parent play date - lots of parents came in so that we could share our learning with them. Thank you to all that made it in!

Liz the farmer came into school and spoke to us about her job. We loved having her in, she brought us a sugar beat so that we could see it close up. It was heavy and a bit earthy! The children had lots of questions and learnt about the different types of crops and animals that live on the farm. Thank you Liz

We have been learning about food and where it comes from. The children made bread and then with some extra help from our Year 6 buddies made butter too. The children thought it was delicious!

The children went on a Winter walk to see what signs of winter were around. There was a lot of discussion about if it would snow or not. 

We had a brilliant trip to the library this week. We walked up to the library at Campus West. The librarians there told us all about how we could become members. We listened to some stories and did a treasure hunt. There were so many wonderful books to choose from. 

The children have been busy learning how important it is to keep their teeth clean. We have learnt a song that we can sing in our heads whilst we are cleaning them. Children have taken home a chart this week to keep track.

Autumn 2023


The children have settled well into their new environment and have loved having access to our garden. We love to learn outdoors in Reception.

Counting Crow and Hal are making their way home with the children. Hal loves to read and is loving hearing the children’s recommendations. Counting Crow loves numbers and is enjoying spotting numbers with the children.

We walked over to St John’s Church to have our Harvest service with Father Rob. We sang ‘Thank You God for the Harvest’. We signed the song as we sang. 

We had a great session with Gosling Tennis. The children persevered and concentrated hard. 

Children have been building relationships with their peers well this term. They have been getting to know each other and our new classroom. We have been super impressed with their kindness and consideration towards others. Keep it up Reception!

We moved into our new classroom at the beginning of October. We are looking after it really well.

Rockstar Day 2023!

When everyone is dressed as rockstars, the children chose to have their own class disco. The children loved sharing what their favourite songs were. There was a lot of discussion about which they liked and which they weren’t keen on. An eclectic and diverse range of music was listened to - Peppa Pig, Barbie to classic like We will rock you.

Our Year 6 buddies have been helping us a lot this term. They helped the children at lunchtime to help them settle and they now come a read with us once every week. They have been fabulous, thank you Year 6. We are very proud of you. 

We had our first PE lesson in the hall with Mrs Robinson today - she was impressed at our independence at putting our own shoes and socks on! Good job all. 

We have had a great week of home visits and stay and plays. We are very proud of the children and how they have come in. We can't wait for our first full week next week.