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Reception have lots of fun learning through practical activities throughout our structured school days. Mrs Armstrong and Lynsey work with your children to cover a selection of different lessons throughout the day. We take lots of pride in their hard work when it comes to learning and like to share these with you all! If you have any questions or would like to know more then please feel free to come and see us. smiley

Mrs Armstrong and Lynsey

We have had a really busy week in Reception this week!  In our number work we have been investigating different ways to make numbers to ten.  We have finished our Naughty Bus book and have made our own - photos to follow!  Continuing with our transport topic, we have been making vehicles and other modes of transport with Lego.  In PE the children have loved learning archery with Mark and dance with Daniel.  A great week - well done everyone!

This week in Reception class we have been looking at different ways to make the number 6.  We also have been investigating one more.  We used our bus to help us identify numbers that are one more - some of us even used a number line to 20!


In line with our topic on Transport we made and tested parachutes - they floated really well.  We have also been reciting a different nursery rhyme every day to celebrate World Nursery Rhyme Week.  

Anti Bullying Week


This week has been Anti Bullying Week.  The children (and staff) came to school in odd socks on Monday to celebrate the fact that we are all different.  We have been talking about being kind to each other and the qualities of a good friend.

Anti Bullying Week

Lest We Forget


On Monday 9th November the Reception and Key Stage 1 children walked to Jacksdale War Memorial to lay poppies and remember the soldiers who gave their lives.  


Remembrance Day



We have had a very busy start to the second half term.  In Maths we have been investigating numbers to 10.  Some of us can identify what one more than a given number is. 


Following the firework theme this week the children have been creating some brilliant firework pictures using cardboard rolls and paint.  We also added lots of glitter to make them extra sparkly!  The children have been creating rockets using a wide variety of 2D shapes and have enjoyed using the construction to make fireworks of varying shapes and sizes.


Miss Cokkinos has been teaching us some sign language this week.  We have started the alphabet and now know how to sign the letters to L. We will be continuing this in the coming weeks and are hoping to be able to sign our names soon.


We are looking forward to making our poppies and will be learning about Remembrance Day ready for our walk on Monday.



We are learning to sign!

A Very Busy Week!

Fantastic Fireworks!

Autumn Half Term 2


We hope that you have had a wonderful half term despite the rainy weather!  We are moving our topic focus this half term to Transport and have some great activities planned.


Our first book is a big secret (we will have a big reveal next week!) but our second book will be the wonderful 'The Jolly Christmas Postman' which we can't wait to share with you.  We will also be looking at different methods of transport as well as investigating how things move and work.


In Maths this half term we will be continuing our number work but will also be looking at 2d shapes and their properties.  We are hoping to add small numbers together and continue our counting forwards and backwards to at least 20!  Keep looking at the class page for lots of photos!



In the penultimate week before we break up for half term, the Reception children are enjoying retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs.  We are going to have a go at writing a whole class version of the book next week.  


We have been looking at ways of making a single digit number this week - we are beginning to recognise that two small numbers added together can make a larger number.  Our Ten Frames have also been used for the first time!


The children have loved making paper chains which has enhanced their fine motor skills as well as cutting paper to create their wonderful houses which are now gracing our classroom.  Lots more fun guaranteed for our last week of half term in week 7!

Some of our Activities from Week 6

What a Busy Week!


The Reception children have been super busy this week and have produced some wonderful work.  From our Houses and Homes topic, we are now busy putting the finishing touches to our own houses and these will be on show very soon.  We had a great class discussion on houses and talked about what type of houses we all live in.


In Maths this week we have been continuing our number recognition and also have been counting and matching numbers to objects.  We are able to talk about the different ways of making 3 and 4 as well as practising writing our numbers using number cards to help us.


Our English continues to look at The Three Little Pigs - we have been acting out the story and the children have been thinking of captions to match pictures from the book.  A great week's work - well done everyone!

What a Busy Week! Activities from Week 5

We love PE

The Three Little Pigs


The children have been reading the story of 'The three Little Pigs' this week and have been working hard to develop their cutting skills through cutting out story characters.


A wonderful walk around Westwood

Welcome to Reception


We have had a great but busy first week in Reception.  The children have settled brilliantly and have enjoyed lots of different activities.  We have been creating buildings out of Lego and Stickle Stars, using Numicon to count to 10 and beyond and practising our scissor and pencil control.  

Reception 2020-21