Welcome to reception

In Reception we provide a stimulating and exciting environment where the children have access to both indoors and outdoors every day.

We encourage and develop happy, engaged and independent learners. We work and play very hard every day, with a mixture of whole class, small group, 1-1 and individual activities which can be adult or child led. We always have lots of fun and we do like to get messy at times!

We value the contributions, achievements and views of all the children and celebrate these through circle times, celebrating events and festivals.

We develop positive partnership with all parents as this promotes a smooth transition into school and helps us to build upon your child’s interests. We plan our topics from your child’s interests and through daily assessment we incorporate what your child needs to achieve the next steps in their learning.

We promise long lasting, happy memories of their time in Reception.

This term we will be learning all about winter and habitats. We will be exploring the scientific processes of melting and freezing. We will be making predictions and providing explanations about what we have observed.

Following on from our work on winter, we will be reading stories focusing on different habitats around the world.

Watch out…SuperTato could be about! He will be looking to catch The Evil Pea. We will be using this story to provide stimulus for their writing.

We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year and Easter. The children will have the opportunity to parade their Easter bonnets during our Spring Sing celebration.


Highlights for this half term…

  • Exploring snow and ice
  • Ice balloons
  • Chinese new Year
  • Tasting different fruits
  • Pancake Day
  • Making a disgusting sandwich
  • SuperTato
  • Spring Sing

 Things to look forward to…

  • Reading exciting new texts
  • Telling ‘Helicopter stories’
  • Exploring Autumn and going on a leaf hunt!
  • Adventuring along our learning journeys learning to read and write
  • A visit from Father Christmas.
  • Having lots of fun and trying lots of new activities and experiences in Reception.

Building wonderful classroom communities with parents, carers and pupils.

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