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Welcome to Reception

Last update: (17/09/17)


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The class web page is a great place to come to for information about what is going on in class. It also

explains what things you need to be doing, both at home and at school to get the best out of your time in Reception.


The page is updated each week with new newsletters, homework tasks etc. You can also find out about our current topics, see photos of things we've done and reminders - such as important dates.


Keep checking back regularly and any questions please see one of the Reception team. Here's to a great year!


Staff Members:


RP:  Miss Parveen - Class Teacher                                RC:  Mrs Clarke / Mrs Bennett - Class Teacher

          Mrs Halliday - Teaching Assistant                                    Miss Taylor - Teaching Assistant




Key Information about Class Routines:

  • School starts at 8.50am and children should enter school via the Reception classroom sliding door.
  • Reception will have PE on Tuesdays and should ensure they have their PE kit in their school pumpbag.
  • Reading books will be changed each Tuesday, any lost books will incur a £5 charge.
  • Homework will consist of completing a sound book for the first term, a weekend book for the second term and maths or literacy based homework sheets for the third term. This will be given out on a Friday and should be returned any time before Thursday the following week.


Key Dates for Reception:


Tuesday 14th November- de-feet bullying- children can wear different footwear e.g. trainers, slippers, odd shoes, shoes with accessories etc. Contribution of 50p.

Wednesday 15th November

- Individual photos.

 - Pantomime group coming to perform for Reception

Friday 17th November- children in need

Thursday 7th December- Christmas dinner

Friday 8th December- Christmas craft morning 9-11- We welcome you to join us for lots of creative fun!

Tuesday 12th December- apples and reception nativity- 9am

Thursday 14th December- Pears and reception nativity-9am

Friday 15th December- Christmas jumper day and parties


Current Topic: The Nativity story and Christmas

Start date: (13/11/17)

Our topic until Christmas will be based around the festive season. We will be learning the Christmas nativity story and how Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. We will be learning about other customs and celebrations of Christians over Christmas and sharing our own family traditions and customs. 

In class we have Santa's workshop role play where children can become Elves or Mr and Mrs Clause as they make toys, wrap presents, write price tags and lists of children they are sending presents to.

In mark making children will write their letters to Santa to take to the role play. We will also be making a storyboard of the Nativity story as well as many other fun Christmas writing activities.

In the messy/junk modelling area we will be making Christmas decorations to brighten up our classroom, making penguins, angels, stars, snowflakes, Christmas cards and much more.

In construction we will be creating the stable for Mary and Joseph using different building materials.


There will be much more Christmas fun in other areas of provision around the inside and outside classrooms.





We have been learning about 2D shapes, naming them and describing their features such as how many sides and corners a shape has. The shapes we have learnt about are square, rectangle, circle, triangle, pentagon, hexagon and oval. We have been looking for shapes within the environment, making shapes using rubber bands on Geo boards, drawing around shapes, making repeating patters with shapes and playing shape games.



We will be re-telling and acting out the Christmas story using picture cards, story boards and stick puppets.





Previous Topic: The three little pigs

Start date: (13/11/17)

Our topic over the next couple of weeks is based around the traditional tale ‘The three little pigs’. We will have a builders merchants for buying supplies, lots of construction items to build houses using different materials and re-telling the story using different medias.