Welcome to Reception!

Our Reception classes are:

Wren Class taught by Mrs Thomas and Mrs Baldock

Victoria Class taught by Mrs Endersby, Mrs Hollands and Miss Richards

Term 5

Today we had a visit from Fizz, Pop, Science. We learnt all about bubbles and how to make them. We made big bubbles, small bubbles and even sticky bubbles that we could catch!









On Wednesday 25th April Reception visited Godstone Farm. We had a lovely day. We saw lots of different animals and we were able to stroke a chicken, a rabbit and a guinea pig. We went for a ride around the farm on a tractor and even walked the dinosaur trail.

Here are some photos of our amazing day.






Welcome back to the summer term. We hope you had a lovely break.

This term our topic is all about "Bugs and Beasties." We will be going on lots of bug hunts and learning about a variety of mini beasts, what they eat, where they live, life cycles and being aware of  the different environments. We will be using fiction and non fiction books.



Click here to view Victoria Class' presentation from our 'Meet the Teacher' afternoon

Click here to view Wren Class' presentation from our 'Meet the Teacher' afternoon

Click here to view the Phonics Workshop power point presentation.


We have been on a few welly walks. Here we are making leaf kebabs.






In Reception, our day is divided into Child Initiated time (Plan, Do and Review) and Teacher Directed time.

 During Plan, Do and Review we have opportunities to embed the learning that takes place during Teacher Directed time , explore our current interests and create our own challenges. We also love to inspire each other! 

Teacher directed time is initiated by the teacher and led by an adult. We have daily phonics, daily number time and we build on topics that interest the children or that are topical.

Term 1

Our topic this term is 'This Is Me, I Am Special.' We will be doing lots of fun activities to learn about ourselves, our senses and our new school environment, who our classes are named after and much more! We will spend a lot of time finding out about each other and learning to play happily alongside our new friends.

Term 3 

Our topic this term is 'Up, down, round and round.  We have looked around school and at home to find things that go up, down, round and round. We have read the story 'Whatever Next' about a bear that goes to the moon and we have made our own rockets. 


In Maths we have been learning about heavier and lighter. 

We looked for things that were lighter than a shoe.

We looked for things that were heavier than a shoe.

We tried to make balls of play dough that weighed the same.


 At the beginning of February, we were very luck to visit Bore Place.  We went on a walk around the farm and looked at the cows. We did some cooking and made vegetable fritters. 






Term 4 

This term in Victoria Class we are learning about farms using the song 'Old MacDonald had a Farm'. Wren Class have enjoyed reading the story of 'The Little Red Hen' and learnt how to make bread. Hard work and messy but great fun!

 Sieving the flour,   mixing the dough, kneading the dough,



moulding it into a chick shape.


Cooked and ready to eat!





Reception Key Words:

These are important words that you can practise reading and writing with your child. 

the  and a to
said I in he
of was you they
on she is for
at his that but
we my go no
into do me he
them him her  off
 if  it  went  put
 so  from by  day

General Reminders!

  • The class doors will be open from 8.45-9.00am. If your child arrives after this time, please take them to the school office.
  • Please make sure your child’s water bottle is in school every day and that their name is written clearly on the bottle.