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Year Reception

Welcome to Year Reception – Miss Amy McNamee and Miss Lucy Widdess

Keep an eye on our class page where we will update you with what we have been learning in school, ways you can help at home and other important information. 

Term 5

Welcome to Term 5! This is a short term, so we will be very busy squeezing as many learning opportunities as we can into it! Click here to have a look at the Learning Log for this term with different suggestions of how you can help at home. 

You may have seen some new additions to the classrooms as we collected tadpoles from our Green Space pond so we can watch how they change and grow. This links in perfectly with our life cycles topic and gives children a good first-hand experience to aid their understanding of growth. 

We are learning the story of the Little Red Hen and have been busy making our own bread rolls which will now inform our writing. Some of us have made a start on our instruction writing. Take a look below:



As you can see we are writing for a much more concentrated length of time now as we reach the end of the year. We are looking for children to apply their phonic knowledge to write sentences that can be read and that include the high frequency words which are sent home. Your children have come on amazingly and are working really hard so they are ready to embark onto their next school year.

Well done! Keep it up!


Term 4

Welcome to Term 4! We are half way through the academic year already! Click here to have a look at the Learning Log that has been sent home for this term linked to our new theme 'Roots and Shoots'.

This term we are learning all about growth. We are focusing on the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. To immerse ourselves into this story we went on a vegetable hunt in the Green Space to find the ingredients to make turnip soup. Once we found all of the vegetables we retold the story and ordered the characters according to when they appear in the story. After that, we compared the weights of different vegetables and then chopped them up ready to cook!  



On a side note, we would like to say a thank you to all of those who attended Parent's Evening. It was great to discuss your child's progress and how you can support them at home to consolidate what we are doing in school. Thank you so much for all the reading your doing at home, it really does make a huge difference, keep it up!

Term 3

Welcome to Term 3! We hope you all have a well deserved break and all enjoyed yourselves over Christmas and New Year. This term we will be learning all about Space! Click here to have a look at the Learning Log that has been sent home, it is filled with ideas of how you can help at home. 

We have had a special visit from the planetarium who brought their very own inflatable dome for us to enter and explore the stars and planets. 

24/01/19- Check out some of the photos of the experience below:


Term 2

Welcome to Term 2 of this academic year! This term will be a busy one as we begin learning all about 'Nocturnal Animals' and start to think about the lead up to our December Christmas performances. Keep your eyes peeled for important dates and information which can be found on the school website, in newsletters, learning logs and on our notice board in the play ground. We will have lots of different events coming soon such as Children in Need, Christmas parties, this year's nativity, a Church Service, and showcases of our work in class. 

We will still be continuing our weekly trips to the Green Space to take part in Forest Schools this term. The weather is more likely to be wet and windy this term so please bring in wellies if you have them and please make sure your child has a coat. 

Wriggly Roadshow visit

To kick start our topic of 'Nocturnal Animals' we had some very special visitors! James from the 'Wriggly Roadshow' brought in a range of animals for us to learn about and we even had the opportunity to hold them. We learnt all about their sleeping habits, diet, habitats and lots of other fascinating facts! Have a look at the photos below.




Thank you for your continued support at home, keep reading at least four days a week and look in the blue Learning Log book for more ideas of how to support your child's learning!


Amy McNamee & Sue Hayfield (London Class)

Lucy Widdess & Rachael Crouch (Edinburgh Class)

Term 1

This term our learning is focused around the theme of 'All About Me'. We will be thinking about how we are all unique and special and will be looking at similarities and differences between ourselves and others. If you take a look inside our classrooms you will be able to see our self-portraits that we have painted proudly on display! 

As detailed in our class newsletter, we are also taking part in 'Forest School' every Thursday this term. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the Green Space and make the most of learning outdoors, getting hands-on whilst gaining new skills. If you have wellies at home, please bring a pair to keep at school for Thursdays as we will be attending whatever the weather! The school will provide waterproofs.                                                                  

  Here are just a few photos of what we have been getting up to when we are at Forest Schools: 



  Noah's Ark 



We look forward to sharing more of our learning with you!


Amy McNamee & Sue Hayfield (London Class)

Lucy Widdess & Rachael Crouch (Edinburgh Class)