Thursday, 17 December 2020

Reception Nativity

Reception staff have been so proud of our Reception children after the weeks lockdown. We have been so impressed with them performing the Nativity in the two days coming back to school.The children have been very busy this Christmas Week with our Nativity performance, decorating Christmas stockings, making Snowman Christmas cards, drawing and designing a picture of 'Frosty the Snowman' for the Christmas competition, making Christmas hats and more... The children enjoyed their Christmas party and they were so excited to see Santa arriving in class (Ho! Ho! Ho! social distance of course!) These are some of our activites we like to share. Please enjoy!

Wednesday, 25 November 2020



We have been learning about Celebrations in Reception this half term. 

The children have talked about their Birthdays and other cultural family events like Eid, Christmas, Weddings, Chinese New Year, Easter and Diwali.

(Understanding the world: People and communities; Enjoys joining in with family customs; Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends 30-50, 40-60)

The common themes have included dressing up, having special food, decorating the house, giving and receiving gifts, writing cards, parties, dancing and music.

We have also celebrated Children in Need, Remembrance Day, Black History Month as you can see in our BIG BOOK.

These pictures are a selection from our week of Diwali activities which included making cards, Diva pots, learning the story of Rama and Sita, mask making, Rangoli patterns, dancing and singing.

Unfortunately we were unable to invite parents in due to the pandemic but we can share the experience through the School Website & Class Dojo.

The children love to dress up in traditional or celebration clothes (PSED;Health and Self Care 30-50)

Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials; 40-60 builds up repertoire of songs and dances

This is a big year for the children as they learn to read and, here, writing cards for a purpose (Literacy; Writing 40-60 - gives meaning to marks)

Making thumb pots really helps to develop fine motor skills and decorating them enables their creative skills to shine through. (Physical Development: Moving and Handling;  Handles ... malleable materials safely and with increasing control)

Here are some children making masks to act out scenes from the story of Rama and Sita which we read and answered Who? What? and Where? questions (Expressive arts and design: Being imaginative; create props to support role-play)

The children have learned a lot about Diwali and celebrations.

Let's see what we can learn about Christmas...

Thursday, 24 September 2020


We are enjoying settling into our new environment and making friends and relationships. We have been playing together using a variety of resources, learning our friends names, learning
where all the resources go and having fun! Here we are enjoying our Reception space.

Monday, 9 March 2020

Reception Visit to Mount Pleasant Farm


Visit to Mount Pleasant Farm

Reception went on a trip to visit Mount Pleasant Farm. 

We had a very enjoyable day finding out about all of the animals,how to look after them and what the animals produce. 

First, we learnt how to look after the chickens. We fed them and gave them water. We collected their eggs. 

Next, we fed the sheep and lambs. We felt their woolly coats.

Then we went to see Pinky and Perky pigs. We watched them eat carrots, apples and cabbage.

Finally, we went into the cow shed. We saw calves and cows. We saw a calf being born.Also the children enjoyed meeting Tinkerbell the farm dog. 


'The chickens enjoyed pecking'


'Look at me feeding the sheep!' 

  'I was brave stroking the cow'                     

                   'We had a brilliant time and what an experience!'

PSED/CL/UW: Children know about similarities and differences in relation to living things. They talk about how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. They learned farm related topic vocabulary.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Chinese New Year

🥳 Reception staff and children invited parents into school to celebrate Chinese New Year-the Year of the Rat characterising wealth and surplus. Many parents joined us in class to learn about the origin of Chinese New Year and how it’s celebrated around the world. Children sang a quick Dragon song for parents before the activities began. 

Ms Subb was creating a tasty stir fry with children developing their fine motor skills by cutting up the vegetables.

Mrs Thompson improved children’s creativity by supporting them to make dancing dragon puppets.

Mr Reid and Ms Crawford facilitated the remaining activities - writing Chinese New Year cards, cutting out Chinese New Year animal masks, collaging large images of rats, folding Chinese New Year lanterns, taking orders and cooking in pop up Chinese restaurant, good luck red money envelopes.

Kung Hey Fat Choi! Thank you.                                              for your support parents.