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Welcome to Reception


Class Teacher: Miss Connolly

Full time classroom Assistants: Mrs Groves & Mrs Shorrocks

1:1 pupil support: Mrs Mottram



Reception Class has adopted the Gospel value & virtue of 'peace' and 'thankfulness'.

Peace - Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called children of God.

Thankfulness- Psalm 104:33

I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to God while I live.

This psalm is a song of thankfulness to our God.

Class information:


The school gate is open from 8.45 until 8.55am. Miss Connolly will greet your child at the gate and we encourage the children to walk along the short path into school independently.

The children all stay for lunch. We would like to encourage as many children as we can to try the free school meals which are cooked on our premises by our kitchen staff. We will help the children to make their meal choices and to cut up the food on their plates.

The school day will finish at 3.10pm. Please come down the path to collect your child at the Classroom door.


Mondays & Wednesday - PE day - Children to come to school dressed in their PE kit (Green school T-shirt, green shorts, pumps or trainers with velcro.) They will wear their PE kit all day in school. You may provide jogging pants if the weather is cold.


Snack - We provide fruit/vegetables at play time for children (apples, pears, celery, tomatoes, carrots, peppers etc.). We try to encourage the children to try a range of healthy foods.


Tissues - Please could you provide a box of tissues. You will be surprised how many tissues the children go through each week! However, it is important that we keep germs away and we teach the children to catch their sneezes and wipe their noses.


Water bottles - Please could your child bring a water bottle (clearly labelled with their name) each day to school. We will keep it topped up with water when it gets empty. We encourage the children to drink plenty of water each day.


Names on jumpers/cardigans - Please could you ensure that your child's name is clearly labelled on their school jumpers and cardigans. Please make sure your child knows where their name is so they will be able to spot it when they put their jumper or cardigan on in school. The iron-on, sew-on or sticky labels are much longer lasting than writing names with a biro which washes off. (In the past, some parents have sewn a coloured button on the inside of the jumper, on the tag, so that their child can clearly identify their jumper!)


Book bags - Please bring book bags to school on Wednesdays to collect new reading books.

Painting, classroom activities, Pentecost and Friendship - Reception have been very busy this summer term!

Bike & Scooter Washing! Working on our gross motor skills

Minibeasts & Plants - using pattern, play dough, loose parts etc

Maths - finding different ways to make numbers

We had lots of cardboard so we decided to make shields.

We love playing in our new home corner!

We love to use play dough in Reception

We love to make small world 'Fairy Gardens' and to build using different construction materials in the classroom

In Reception, we do Dough Disco every morning!

Autumn topic - making bird feeders

Collective worship

Making paper snowflakes and stars

Advent: small world play

The nurses taught us about germs on our hands and how to wash our hands properly.

Sewing our Christmas stockings


Maths: Subitising and writing our numbers

Role playing a baptism

Our visit to church

Learning about Autumn, making patterns in maths and writing our tricky words.

Awe & Wonder week...Reception spent time thinking about oceans and seas, and all of the creatures that live there.

Myself & My Family - We used stones, pinecones, conkers and other natural materials to create self portraits and to talk about our families

Myself - We've been investigating our fingerprints - did you know they are made up of lots of little lines and they are all different?

Myself - Children painted self portraits as part of our first RE topic and showed them in our Welcome Assembly