Reception 2014-15

Our Reception class is taught by Mrs Wilson with help from teaching assistant Mrs Dugdale.

To read this term's curriculum newsletter please click here.

The Early Years Curriculum is divided into 7 key areas. The links below will take you to pages specific to each area with websites that may help you in working with your child.

This year's infant Christmas production was "Little Angel Gets Her Wings". To see pictures of the production please click here.

The Billy Goats Gruff

The Gingerbread Man - 14/11/14

Welcome back! - 7/11/14

The children have settled well after returning from the half term holiday.  Our new morning routine is working really well and we have enjoyed sharing our homework.  This week we have been learning about goodies and baddies in stories.  We have looked at Little Red Riding Hood, St George & the Dragon and the Diwali story of Rama & Sita.  Below are a few photos of us working hard!

Vegetable Soup - 24/10/14

This week we have had a visit from the school nurse who talked to us about healthy eating.  We decided to make our own vegetable soup.  We all tried the soup, some of us loved it and some of us didn't!  We took some for Mrs Ife to try and she really enjoyed it.

In October we asked parents of children in Reception, Year One and Year Two to complete a short questionnaire; we received 16 replies and the responses are detailed below.

We asked;

1. Would you like to attend a workshop about any of the following?


    • How can I help my child with speaking and listening?
    •  How can I help my child read/phonics?
    •  How can I help my child write/spell?
    •  How can I help my child develop their maths skills?




2. If yes, when would you prefer the workshops to be?


  • During the school day so that I can see my child carrying out an activity.
  •  Straight after school.
  •  In the evening (6.00pm-ish)



3. When would you prefer to come for a stay and play/learning journey session? (reception only)



4. Are there any other workshop ideas you would like us to offer?


One parent asked for further information on our Woodland group.

We have analysed the questionnaires and we are now in the process of planning some initiatives to meet these requests.

Thank you to the parents who took the time to complete the questionnaires.

Life Education Centre - 24/10/14

This week we had a visit from the life education centre.  We learnt about different parts of the body and how to keep healthy and happy.  We met Harold the giraffe and he sang a song for us called 'Happy, healthy, Harold'.

In October the children from Reception, Year One & Year Two represented the school at the church Harvest Festival with some wonderful singing and pictures. After church they helped plant poppies in the church yard to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War.

Below the children enjoy their first week at school in September.