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Welcome to Reception's Class Page 



Here you will find lots of information about Reception and what we have been learning about! 


Important information about Reception 

Contact information: If you ever have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Our PE sessions are on Wednesday mornings. You need to come to school in your PE kit.

Homework is sent out for each half term and needs to be returned to school in the week before each holiday.


In Reception we love to learn through play! Every day the children are given time to work with adults, peers and independently and explore their interests and needs. Our indoor and outdoor provision aims to allow children to develop in all 7 areas of learning. 

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Our Timetable

Reception's Classroom

Each half term we have a theme which guides our learning. These themes do change based on the children's interests. 


This is our first term in Reception so we have been settling into Reception and making lots of new friends. We have talked about what we do in Reception, our class rules and our families. We have been busy learning some of our new sounds and showing each other our fabulous number skills. Here are some pictures of what we've been up to: 

Week beginning 20th/27th September 


This week we have been focusing on the Owl Babies story. We have been retelling the story using a story map, creating our own story maps and exploring our feeling fantastic through looking at how Bill felt through the story. 

Week beginning 4th October


This week we have been focusing on our new story 'Ruby's Worry'. We talked about different feelings and how we could help Ruby or someone else if worried or anxious. The children were amazing at giving advice to others. 

We had a special visit from the Librarian this week, sharing some different stories. 

Our Stunning Start- 12th October 


We enjoyed our stunning start today with a theatre company. We learnt all about Space; acting out stories and finding the clues to find the missing alien! 

We chose a 'Grandma Fantastic' word each week to explore. This week the word is...

Learning through play


In Reception we learn best through play and child initiated activities. Have a look through this slideshow to see us in action! 

What we are learning in Autumn 1

How you can help at home...