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Reception are known as the 'Responsible Rabbits' led by Mrs Nimmo (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Calvert (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) as the class teacher, with Mrs Wilkinson, Mrs Barber and Mrs Briggs as the teaching assistants

Summer Term 2021

Our new topic in Reception for this term is 'In the Garden'. We will be learning about growing and the children will have the chance to plant cress, sunflower seeds and beans. We now have a new mud kitchen area which has some planters for the children to grow herbs and vegetables in as well. In addition to the growth of plants we will also be looking at human growth and how we have changed since we were babies and since we started school. 

After the May half term we will be exploring minibeasts and will go on lots of hunts to find creepy crawlies in our outdoor area and around the school grounds. The children will have the opportunity to observe caterpillars closely in our classroom and watch their amazing transformation to butterflies. We will end our fantastic year in Reception by saying goodbye to the butterflies and releasing them on the school field. 


Autumn Term 2020

Welcome to the start and what we see as the root of your child’s learning adventure. The first few weeks of term will be a settling in period for the class when we will be supporting the children in learning routines of the day and exploring their new school. We will also spend time observing the children to help us plan for their needs and interests. Once the children start full time, learning letter sounds will become part of their daily learning in Reception. 

Our outside area is set up to include balance beams, tricycles, wheeled walkers, musical instruments, skittles, sand and water play. A variety of activities will be available to develop children's fine motor skills such as cutting, tweezer handling, tracing and a selection of malleable materials. Children will also enhance their physical development through handwriting based activities such as pattern, tracing and mark making activities. 

Our aim is for children to become confident to use all areas of Reception. Children will use a range of strategies to take turns and share and use these skills in their play.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask the Reception team anything – big or small. We are here to share your child’s journey together.



Please click the button below to view a video created by our Reception class teachers, Mrs Nimmo and Mrs Calvert, to support your understanding of phonics. We hope this will be useful in supporting your child at home.


Here are some useful website links to support your understanding of phonics teaching and help you at home with your child's learning (click the links below).

Pronunciation video

Explanation of pure sounds

Websites to help your child's phonics learning (click the links below).

Phonics play

Oxford Owl

ICT games