Reception - Oak and Maple Classes

Term 5

Term 4

Well what an amazing term we have had once again in Reception. 

We loved Aspirations Week and we got involved in so many different activities.  We joined with the nursery and had lots of different visitors come in to talk to us about their jobs.  These included a paramedic, doctor, double bassist, pianist, hairdresser, caretaker, fisherman to name a few.  The children learnt about their jobs and got to have a go at different activities too.  We had a Sandzania day, where the children became the grown-ups and got to take on different roles around the school.  These included making their own lunches, pretending to be Mr Lindsay, the librarian, the PE teacher and many more.


Thank you also to the parents who joined us for our Phonics Tea Party.  The children loved receiving a free book, and enjoyed reading with their parents.

We have had great fun exploring African culture.  We have been very creative and explored different art forms.  We painted animals in the style of Tinga Tinga art, as well as decorating our own African masks.  We made up our own rhythms on the African instruments and have been tasting the different fruits that we read about in the story of Handa’s Surprise.

"The banana is so good, it feels slimy. I like the pineapple too.  It is so smooth."

Term 3

This term we have been exploring space.  We dressed up as astronauts in our role play area and we helped the alien Beegu to find his mum.

We read the story Aliens Love Underpants.  Then we went outside to find the aliens and catch them.

We had lots of fun playing maths games at our maths party with our parents.  We each got a party bag to take home.


Parents, have a look at this exciting new website to help your children learn more about numbers. 

Term 2

Well what a busy term we have had once again in Reception. 

We had a fantastic Storytelling Week to start the term.  We had a mysterious visitor to our classrooms which left behind a rather large footprint as a clue.  Could it have been a real dinosaur?  We had great fun digging for fossils and dinosaur bones in our outdoor area as well as stomping and roaring like dinosaurs in P.E.  By the end of the week we had all learnt lots of information about dinosaurs.

Thank you to the Parents who attended our Stay and Play session.  The children enjoyed showing you around the classrooms.

Thank you also to the Parents who joined us for our Phonics Tea Party.  The children loved receiving a free book, and enjoyed reading with their parents.

We have had great fun being Arctic Explorers.  We have loved exploring our Artic role play area and going on a special voyage to the North Pole where we found lots of Arctic animals.

This term we will become Arctic explorers!  We will be packing a bag with our equipment and then boarding a plane for the Arctic.  When we land we will discover what animals live there.  We will find out about the Arctic weather and how it is different from our weather. 

We will be busy learning our songs ready for our Christmas performance. 

We look forward to sharing our photos of our exciting adventures.

Term 1

Well what a busy term we have had.  Did you know that Miss Richford and Mrs MacIntyre disappeared?  Goldilocks and the Three Bears came to teach our classes instead.  The three bears weren’t very impressed with Golidilocks though, as she ate their porridge, broke Baby Bears’ chair and fell asleep in Baby Bears’ bed!

We have been having great fun learning lots of songs with actions in school.  We were very excited to show off our super singing to our families during our sing-a-long performance! 

On the last day of term we had a very special visit from a baby and her mummy.  We enjoyed asking her questions about how she eats and sleeps and how she moves.  We really enjoyed meeting her. 

We’ve got to go now.  We’re busy being Superheroes!

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Superhero Me

This term in Reception we are learning about ourselves, our bodies and our families.

We will be looking at our five senses and will be making up our own superhero senses.

There will also be a visit from a baby. We will learn about what babies can and cannot do and how we have grown since we were babies.