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Welcome to our Reception page! Below you can find some information about the things that we do in Reception each term. Our termly newsletters can also be found under Newsletters in the Parents section of the website.

Autumn Term 1 2018

This term our topic has been All About Me. We have been getting to know our new friends in Reception, sharing things that we like and learning some new things as well. During the term we have painted our own portraits, shared lots of songs and stories and we have even been on our own Bear Hunt! We also had lots of fun exploring the trim trail.

Autumn Term 2:

Out topic this term is Night and Day and we focused upon the story Night Monkey Day Monkey. We also learnt lots of facts about nocturnal animals, sang songs about animals and enjoyed listening to different animal rhymes. We also looked around our school for animal habitats and had fun exploring our outdoor area.

At Christmas time we all took part in our show 'Christmas Counts', decorated the classroom, made Christmas cards and even had a special visitor!

In Spring Term 3 our topic was Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes...

We have enjoyed sharing lots of different stories and rhymes together. In particular we learnt the story of the Gingerbread Man- we re-told the story together, thought of our own endings and even made our own tasty gingerbread men to eat! We also went on our own races outside to see if we could be as fast as the Gingerbread Man!

We followed recipes for making Crispy cakes too- and really enjoyed eating them.


This term we also celebrated Chinese New Year with our own Dragon dance and had lots of fun re-telling the story of the Great Race.

In Spring Term 4 our Topic is Space...

We have enjoyed sharing space stories such as Aliens Love Underpants and Whatever Next, making our own rockets and alien characters as well as creating stories about them too.

This term we also joined in with STEM activities during World Book Day and making a link to National Science Week- We gave Red Riding Hood instructions to get safely to Grandma's House, helped Jack to get his treasure down the beanstalk and even went on a Nursery Rhyme themed treasure hunt!

In Summer Term 5 our topic was Growth and Change...

We are exploring stories and information books about life cycles as well as looking forward to a visit from the RSPB.

We began the term with the story Jasper's Beanstalk and have enjoyed planting our own beans as well as other seeds in the outdoor area.

In Summer Term 6 our topic was Our World...

We really enjoyed finding out all about the world around us starting from the Magic Beach story. We enjoyed sharing stories and pictures from our very own visits to the Seaside on Tapestry and then we looked at different environments and habitats talking about what you might see, hear, feel and do there.

We also had lots of fun on our trip to White Post Farm, thinking about the environments that the different animals live in and what they need to grow and be healthy.