Welcome to Reception!
Class teachers:
Mrs Sharon Moss, Mrs Naomi Rowlands and Mrs Sian O'Connor
In Reception the children follow a curriculum that adheres to the statutory EYFS framework but is led by the children's interests.  Details of the breakdown of this curriculum can be found below.
Dear Children,
Please find below video of Mrs Usher-Wilson and Mrs King's Bubble.
Dear Children,
Please find below video of Mrs O'Connor, Mrs Noel, Mrs Sollis and Mrs Urquhart's Bubble.
Hello Everyone!
We hope you are all well. You will see below a link to an activity pack for your children to complete during half term should they wish. You may have seen on Tapestry that Mrs Rowlands was preparing hard copies of the pack for you to collect, if you were not able to collect one and still would like a copy, please do email us and we can arrange for it to be collected during half term.
We will be calling you all over the next week, just to say 'hello!' and to check that you are all well.
Best wishes,
The Reception Team
Reception Home Learning
It is wonderful to see photos of all the wonderful learning and exploring that is happening within your homes.
Hello Children,
We hope you and your families are all well!
The next few weeks we will be looking at mini-beasts; the small creatures that are all around us, in our homes, gardens and in the environments we see when we go for walks. There are many different types of mini-beasts such as spiders, slugs, butterflies and worms. On Tapestry, we will share some information about mini-beasts, and some photographs to; it would be wonderful if you could share some with us also! 
We will make available some activity sheets for you to complete a mini-beast hunt should you wish, or you could make one of your own!
Take care and stay safe everyone!
We will see you soon.
The Reception Team
We hope that you have had a wonderful Easter weekend - what super sunny weather we have had!
Please find additional sets of sight words for those of you who have learnt sets 1-15 below.
We are hoping to add some Maths videos to Tapestry this week, and of course more Phonics videos and stories!


We hope you have found the learning grid for Reception helpful, along with the daily storytelling and phonics sessions on Tapestry.

A note about Phonics:

On the resource below entitled ‘EY online and home learning resources’, you will find a link to a website entitled ‘Phonics play’ which the children are familiar with. The children in Reception are working at stages 3 or 5, the sound your child has been learning will fit into one of these stages. Stage 4 games are good for practising reading words with more than one syllable or with consonant blends such as ‘br’ in ‘broom’ etc. Googling ‘Geraldine giraffe teaches…(insert sound your child is learning)’ is a great resource to reinforce the sound we have been working on with the children, or indeed, if you have taught a new sound during a home learning phonics session. This is also a resource the children are familiar with, and enjoy.


Do please feel free to email a member of the Reception teaching team if you require any assistance with home learning, or if you have any questions.

Mrs Moss:

Mrs Rowlands:

Mrs O’Connor:

Christmas in Reception:
The Reception children have been busy enjoying the lead up to Christmas.  On Tuesday 17th December, the children performed the Nativity to their parents and carers.  On Wednesday 18th December, Father Christmas visited the children and gave everyone a present.
Little Red Hen Trip:

On Tuesday 8th October, we went to Cogges Farm and followed the trail of the 'Little Red Hen'.  The children joined in with a variety of activities.  They listened carefully and followed the instructions to make a plant pot out of newspaper and plant a seed by pressing it down in the soil.  We learnt how people used to make flour by grinding the corn between two stones called ‘querns’ and had a go ourselves.  We then helped weigh out the ingredients for making bread dough and mixed it with our hands.  In the small kitchen we kneaded the dough to make a bread roll each and had a look in the bread oven.  We watched the puppets tell the story of The Little Red Hen and even had time to see some of the animals and have lunch before the rain came down!  We will go back to visit the play park another day.