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Welcome to Reception

Good morning everyone! I hope this finds you all happy and well. We have been doing some minibeast investigations in school, and also practising our numbers. I have put some activities for you below if you would like to have a go. Have a great week love from Mrs Roberts x

Hello R1 and R2! This week in school we have been learning about caterpillars and butterflies. We read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and learnt about the butterfly life cycle. I have put some links to activities that we have done in class if you would like to have a go at home. Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Roberts x

Good morning everyone! I hope you have all had a good week. In class this week we have been busy. We have been writing lists, looking for digraphs in words, reading and matching upper and lower case letters. We have also been making number lines, learning about double numbers and, playing the higher/lower game and counting to 100. Yesterday we were very excited because we had some stick insects delivered to class! We are going to find out how to look after them today. I have put some links to the activities we have done below if you would like to have a go too. Have a good weekend! love from Mrs Roberts x

Ladybird doubles

Hello everyone. I hope this finds you all happy and well and enjoying this lovely sunshine. This is just to let you know that, starting next week, I will be updating the website regularly with the activities that the children have been doing in class for you to use at home if you would like to. This will include interactive activities, printable activities and sometimes even a storytime on video! Please continue to post the activities you do at home on Tapestry as well as I always love to see what you have been up to! Take care and stay safe
love from Mrs Roberts xx

Photos of Reception area for September intake

Hello everyone! I hope this finds you all happy and well. I have added the next activity sheet for you if you would like some ideas for activities to do at home. If you create anything you are proud of, please keep it to bring into school when we are back, to share with the class and your teachers - we would love to see what you have been doing at home. As always we love to see your photos and videos on Tapestry too - contact the school office if you would like to join in with Tapestry. Don't forget all the links on the website too for fun activities to do online. Have a good week and hope to see you soon! love from Mrs Roberts x

Activity sheet 4 (word)

Hello! I have now added activity sheet 3 that will give you some ideas for fun learning at home. (There are two versions here as I know some of you have problems with opening a document in Publisher so I have added a Word version too)

Have a good day! love from Mrs Roberts x

Activity sheet 3 (Word)

Hello everyone! I hope this finds you happy and well and that you have been enjoying this lovely sunshine! Today I have added a link to the new online classroom 'Oak Academy' which has lots of activities for Reception children that I hope you will enjoy. Don't forget  that if you scroll down the page you will also find lots of links to the websites that you enjoy when you are at school like Starfall, Phonics Play and ICTgames. Thank you to everyone who has been adding photos of their activities on Tapestry and if you have lost the link that allows you to access Tapestry, just e-mail the school office and we will send you a new link. It will be worth it to see the 'R1 lockdown Challenge' video and the funny activities that Terri has posted for you all! Sending you all lots of love and hoping that we are all together again very soon! from Mrs Roberts x
Hello Reception! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the sunshine! Today I have added the next activity sheet that has lots of ideas for things you can do at home if you would like to. Don't forget to put photographs on to Tapestry so that we can see all the things you have been doing. Thank you to everyone who is keeping us posted with the fab things you have been doing at home - it is so lovely to see you as we miss you all very much! Take care everyone! love from Mrs Roberts x

Activities to do at home 2

Wishing everyone in Reception and all your families a very Happy Easter! I hope you have lots of fun if you are going on an Easter hunt in your garden - look out for that Easter bunny! I have put some links below for some fun Easter activities for the whole family to enjoy. Have a happy time love from Mrs Roberts 
Hello R1 and R2! I hope you are all well and enjoying being at home with your family. Today I have added some music activities for you to do at home and also some fun activity ideas for you to enjoy with your family. I will update these every two weeks for you to use if you would like to. Don't forget to look at the ideas for keeping active at home too (you need to scroll down a bit to find these!) If you go to the Easter activities tab on the website there are lots of Easter and Spring ideas for you to do as well. Have fun!

Hello everyone! I hope you are keeping well. Thank you to everyone who has posted photos of the wonderful things you are doing at home on Tapestry - it is lovely to keep in touch this way. (If you are not sure how to use this feature of 

Tapestry please contact me and I will let you know.) I have put some more links on the website today that you might like to use - and don't forget to let me know if you have any good ideas that I can share with everyone. 

Take care! Love from Mrs Roberts x

Keeping Active

While we are not at school, it is important to keep active, both for our physical health and our brain health. Remember, little and often is best, get out in the fresh air too if you can. Attached is a list of great links to help get you moving (keep checking back as new ones will be added). Parents, you can join in too, no one is watching!


Let us know how you have been getting on, or send a photo/video to mail

The Reception teachers are:

Sally-Ann Roberts (Phase leader)

Zoe Foreman

Tracey Bax


The Teaching Assistants are:

Terri Robson

Jessica Simmons


P.E is on Friday morning. Please ensure the children have their P.E kit with them.

Swimming is on alternate Thursday mornings ( see separate letter).

Please remember that earrings must be removed for P.E and swimming.

Chinese New Year

We celebrated Chinese New Year. We learnt how Chinese New Year is celebrated and found out how the years of the Chinese zodiac got their names - 2020 is the year of the rat! We watched a film about a family celebrating at home too. In class we re-told the story of the animals who ran the race that gave the years their names, we made Chinese lanterns, did some Chinese writing and tried prawn crackers and lychees. We even had a go at using chopsticks! It was lots of fun! 

We have been planting seeds as part of our topic on growing.

It's science week!

The caterpillars have arrived! 

We have been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and are so excited because we have our own caterpillars in class. We are going to watch them grow from tiny caterpillars into big fat caterpillars (just like in the story), and then watch as they form their cocoons and then.....emerge as butterflies! We are going to take a photograph every day to put on the website so that the whole family can watch their progress. Enjoy!

We enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year. We did Chinese writing, made animal masks, retold the story of the race, made Chinese lanterns and tried some Chinese food - fortune cookies, prawn crackers and lychees.

Angel Express - the Reception Nativity production!

We enjoyed well-being week. We listened to the story 'I want my hat back' and made hats for the bear as he lost his! We also drew our favourite part of the story, and made a scene with all the characters. Helen, the cook, talked to us about healthy eating and made us a healthy pizza wrap to taste and Jack played parachute games with us. 
Reception trip to Easton Farm Park
Thomas brought in his snail garden. We had lots of fun watching the snails move around! Thomas and Leo made an obstacle course for the snails and they were great at moving over bridges and climbing. 
 We have been enjoying lots of activities as part of our share a story week. We read 'The Little, Little House' by Jessica Souhami. We noticed that the story was very similar to 'A Squash and a Squeeze'! We created lots of pictures of the little house using paints, pastels and shape collage. We wrote captions to match the illustrations and thought about what the characters were saying. We made puppets and masks and then re-told the story in drama and we also looked closely at the expressions of the characters and recreated them ourselves. Also, every day we listened to a story from a different country - if you would like to find out more, come and look at the display in the corridor!

We have been learning about how to be healthy. We made a healthy lunchbox, sorted food following the 'traffic light' system, made a healthy plate of food with playdough, and talked about the importance of exercise. We also looked closely at some fruit and vegetables; we drew and painted them and also had a taste! We hope you enjoy looking at our photographs!

Share a Story Week! 

'The Most Magnificent Thing'

A day in Reception