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Welcome to Reception!

It is a pleasure to have welcomed our new Reception children back into school from September and we are really pleased with how well they have settled in. 

You can find out about who is who in our Reception team below as well as seeing some of the fun activities we do each term (we will add to this throughout the year so don't forget to keep visiting our website to see what Reception life is like through each term!)


There are 2 classes in Reception- Orange and Yellow Class. The children spend time in their own classrooms but also have access to the other classroom and our outdoor area throughout the school day where they are supported in their learning by our Reception Team:




Miss Kidd (Orange Class)         Miss Kamillo (Yellow Class)



  Miss Campbell         Mrs Mottershead           Mrs Penkavova




Mrs Broadbent                     Miss Hornby

Term 4- Animals and Habitats

This term our topic is Animals and Habitats- we will be exploring a range of stories about different habitats with a particular focus on the story of Hullabaloo at the Zoo. As we explore different habitats we will be sharing both stories and non-fictions texts to help us learn more about how animals and plants grow and change as well as the things that they need such as food and shelter. We are looking forward to exploring habitats around school and making bug hotels in our forest school sessions too! Look out for some pictures later this term to show what we have been doing...

Term 3- Traditional Tales

This term our topic is Traditional Tales- we will be exploring a range of rhymes and stories with a particular focus on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be re-telling the story, acting it out and talking about the different characters and events in it using our developing knowledge of descriptive language that we began exploring last term.


We will also spend some time this term talking about Safer Internet Day including sharing the story Hashtag Goldilocks which helps us to learn some important messages about being safe online- you can find some more information about this by scrolling down on this page or visiting the online safety section of our Safeguarding pages which can be accessed here: 


You can find out more about this term in our newsletter below:

Term 2

This term we will be exploring the story of The Gruffalo. We will be re-telling and acting out the story as well as creating our own version.

Whilst exploring the story we will think about the different creatures that are in it and how we can describe them as well as learning some facts about them too.

We have also really enjoyed learning some songs and telling the story of the First Christmas in our Christmas concert- we hope you enjoyed it!

Term 1- All About Me

This term our focus is All About Me- we have enjoyed getting to know each other finding out about our likes and dislikes, interests and skills as well as talking about our friends and family and all of the people that are important to us. 

We talked about how each of us are All Different and All Special and had fun creating our own self-portraits.

We will be exploring the story Owl Babies this term as well as learning about autumn changes and celebrating harvest time.



The internet can be fantastic and is full of lots of great resources like those above but it is also important to make sure that children are safe when using it. Please find attached some guidance to support you and your children in using the internet safely when accessing online learning, games and activities.


Thank you.


Below you can find some useful websites for supporting your child in their learning:



Please find below some resources which may be useful if your child is learning from home. These form part of the packs shared with Reception pupils during previous school closures (paper copies can also be requested) and can be used to support home learning but please ensure that you also log in to Tapestry regularly as this will be the main site for school staff to share learning tasks linked to the current topic and learning focus for your child. 

If you have any questions or need any support from school please don't hesitate to contact us via the school office on 01773 602767.


A social story about Covid 19 is also attached below which may be helpful to share with your child.

Please check Tapestry and Parent Hub for ongoing updates about COVID-19 and learning from home.