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Welcome to Reception!

Awwwwww!! indecision


A HUGE thank you to all the children that brought in their baby photographs for us to look at! The children really enjoyed our session on growing up and loved trying to guess who the babies were frown It really open their eyes to how much they have grown and changed!

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!

If we can't get to the beach, the beach will come to us!


We took our shoes and socks off and had a walk in the sand! It was lovely to feel the sand between our toes frown Some of us even buried our feet in the sand, just like at the beach! We thought carefully about how to describe how the sand felt under our feet! We thought of words like, soft, comfy, warm, tickley, and crunchy!


Once we had written our descriptive words down, we made them into flip flops for our Literacy board! frown

Come on England!!!


We loved watching the England game on Thursday! We waved our flags, that we made, while the National Anthem was on! It was great fun cheering on the team and cheering when we scored! frown

Raindrops keep falling on my head!

Have you seen all the rain we have had this week? We watched the rain come down and listened to the thunder storm! We counted in between the thunder and lighting and put a bucket outside to see how much rain water we could collect!!!

The Queen's 90th Birthday!

We had such a fantastic day celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday. We all got dressed up in  red, white and blue or Princess, Prince, Queen or King costumes! We had Big tuck, which was really yummy! Then after dinner, we had a disco and party food on the field.


But, the day got even better when we had a special visit from the Queen herself! Her Corgi's came too frown


The children loved making crowns to wear and flags to wave!


Have a look at the photographs below, to see what fun we had!

Hi Harold!

Last week we visited the Life Caravan! It was great fun! We learnt all about the Human body and what it does. We also learnt how best to stay healthy and look after our bodies frown We also met Harold the Giraffe, he was super friendly! Take a look at the photographs!



Our current topic in Reception is 'Plants and growing'. The children completed a knowledge harvest, telling us what they already knew about plants and what they wanted to know.

mailThe children asked questions like, "how do seeds grow? How do plants drink the water? Why are some plants and flowers different colours?"


So, we have been busy growing seeds! RL have planted beans and sunflowers. While RC and RH have sown cress seeds and special rocket seeds, some of which have been up in space!!! sad


The  children have also been busy labelling the parts of a plant! We have learnt all about the roots, stem, leaves and petals smiley

Take a look at the photographs of us hard at work!

Balloon update! sad


We have received an email telling us, one of our balloons travelled all the way to Norton Lindsey, in Warwick! sad We were all really impressed with how far it had travelled. We showed the children a map of England, pointing out Birmingham and then Norton Lindsey, so they could see how far it had travelled!! frown

Dates for your diary!


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School Closed May Day

Monday 2nd May 2016

School Closed for Voting

Thursday 5th May 2016

Literacy Performance—A Twist in Time

Friday 6th May 2016


Monday 9th May 2016

Literacy Performance—Treasure Island

Wednesday 25th May 2016

Break up for Half Term

Friday 27th May 2016. There will be NO clubs on this day including Tea Club.

Return to school

Monday 6th June 2016

St George's Day!


We had a great day in school on Friday to celebrate St George's day! We had big tuck, which was yummy! We also learnt all about St George and how people celebrate St George's day!

Take a look at the pictures of us enjoying the disco! frown

Up, up and away!


Our new IPC project this half term is 'Up, up and away!' Take a look at the photographs of our entry point! We explored different types of balloons and decided to launch the helium balloon to see how far it travelled. We really hope somebody finds one of the balloons and gets in contact with us smiley


If you see the balloons anywhere, we have written the instructions on the balloons so you can get in touch and tell us where you found it :)

Attendance day!


Well done to all the children that came to school every single day last term! They were rewarded with a day of fun and games. Take a look at the photos.... frown

Sport Relief!

We had a fantastic day, raising money for Sport Relief!


The children did really well, walking 1 mile (That's 8 times around the KS1 playground!!!!). Check out the photographs of us walking around the playground!


A big well done to everybody who was sponsored to walk the mile, as a year group we raised so much money for Sport Relief.


A huge well done to the children of RC for raising £442 sad

Don't forget...


It's Parents Evening tonight (16th February 2016), 4.30-6.30pm. Come and have a look through your child's Learning Journal and Name Writing book frown Teachers and Teaching Assistants will be available in their classroom to discuss your child's progress and to answer any questions. We hope to see you there smiley

World Book Day! laugh


We had a great time in Reception celebrating World Book Day! We had Teachers from different classes come and read a story to us, we had Big Tuck AND we got to dress up as our favourite character! During Literacy week, we focussed on the author Martin Waddell, who wrote story books such as, Owl Babies, Can't you sleep little bear, Farmer Duck and loads more! We absolutely loved the stories and learnt the meaning of the words 'author' and 'illustrator'. Here's a few photographs for you to look at....

Attendance day no


Well done to all the Reception children who had 100% attendance and were rewarded with the fantastic attendance day! It was great to see everyone having so much fun. It is so important to come to school everyday and it's even better when you're rewarded for it frown 

Our Inspire workshops!

A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles who came to our Inspire workshops! It was great to see so many of you here smiley

Take a look at some of the photographs we took on the day. Can you see yourself?

Reception Update! smiley

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a lovely break and the children are ready to start a new half term.

Our project in Reception this half term is ‘Food and Shopping’. The children will be learning all about money and will have the opportunity to pretend to buy things from our supermarket and clothes shop role play areas. We will be looking closely at healthy food choices through the story of the Hungry Caterpillar. We will be uploading lots of fantastic photographs, of all our activities on the website, so please be sure to take a look!




P.E for RL now takes place on Monday mornings.  P.E takes place on Tuesday mornings for RC and RH. Could you please ensure that children have their P.E. kit, shorts, t-shirt and pumps, in school and clearly labelled with their names to avoid loss. It is important that children have their P.E kits in school on Mondays and Tuesdays. We advise that P.E. bags are left in school and children can take them home on a Friday if they wish. Small stud earrings are the only item of jewellery allowed in school, however, earrings must be taken out for P.E. and hair must be tied back. All uniform, coats and bags should be clearly labelled with your child’s name, as we have had several items of clothing lost.




Dates for you diary!


Friday 5th February 2016

Wear it Beat it! Dress in red for the British Heart Foundation heart

20p for own clothe & Big Tuck Shop! smiley


Thursday 11th February 2016

Break up from School


Monday 22nd February 2016

Return to School


Inspire Workshops!

RH - Wednesday 24th February 2016

RC - Thursday 25th February 2016

RL - Friday 26th February 2016


Thursday 3rd March 2016

Staff development day - School closed to pupils.


Friday 11th March 2016

Literacy Performance - A Little Princess

£1 if you would like your children to attend.



Our Pattern Hunt!

As we have been learning all about patterns in this half terms project, we went on a pattern hunt in our playground!


Sid the puppet needed our help to find all the hidden pattern in the playground, so we gave him a helping hand frownno

Here are some pictures of us drawing the patterns we found!

Happy New Year!


We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year and welcome back to a new term in Reception. This half term our project is 'Patterns and Animals', the children will be recognising, recreating and describing patterns in the environment. The children will also be learning lots of things about different animals including animal names, where they live, what they eat and what they look like and in each classroom the role play areas have been transformed into a jungle, vets and a zoo!


New Dates for Your Diary!

Break up - Thursday 11th February 2016

Back to School - Monday 22nd February 2016

RH Inspire - Wednesday 24th February 2016

RC Inspire - Thursday 25th February 2016

RL Inspire - Friday 26th February 2016

Dates for your diary!

Here's some updated dates for your dairy smiley



Christmas Dinner Day

Wednesday 9th December 2015


Year group Christmas Assemblies

Reception Monday 14th December 2015 – Due to start as soon as possible around 9.15am.


Choir Performance

Monday 14th December 2015 (tickets on sale soon)


Party Day!!

Thursday 17th December 2015


Break up for End of Term

Friday 18th December 2015. There will be NO clubs on this day including Tea Club


Return to school

Monday 4th January 2016

Children in Need!


We had so much fun on Friday for Children in Need! It was great to see the children all dressed up and raising money for a good cause! We had big tuck and an afternoon full of fun and games. frown

Our All About Me exit point!


At the end of each project, we do something super fun to showcase what we have learnt! For this exit point, we decorated biscuits - identifying facial features and talking about what we have learnt about our facial features!! Here's some pictures of the fun we had!



Diary Dates

Robin Hood Literacy Production - Wednesday 11th November

Children in Need - Friday 13th November

Christmas Fayre - Saturday 21st November

Christmas Dinner - Wednesday 9th December

Reception Production - Monday 14th December

Whole school break up for Christmas - Friday 18th December

Let's Pretend

This term our project is 'Let's Pretend'. At the beginning of the topic we all gathered together for a knowledge harvest. We talked about what we already know and what we would like to learn. It's going to be a term full of magic and exciting experiences.

Disco Time!

We had a great time at the Halloween Disco. Here are a few pictures of our spooky day!

Don't forget the Halloween disco!!


Thursday 22nd October 2015 2pm-3pm

£1 entry and 20p for dress as you like!


Please return slip to school as soon as possible smiley


What a fantastic way to end a super half term!


From all the Reception staff, we hope you have a lovely break! See you again in November frown

Reception Phonics! mail

We've worked so hard during our Read, Write, Inc phonics sessions! Here are the rhymes that we've been learning to help us with our letter formation. We are currently working on Set 1 sounds and practised, m, a, s, d, t, I, n, p, g, o, c, k!

Everyday we learn a new sound and practise how to form the letter correctly!


Wow! What a busy half term we have had! frown


We have been so busy this half term, learning lots of new things and settling into school life! Here's some photographs to show you all the fun we've been having!

Dates for your diary... yes


Parents Evening 4.30-6.30pm -  Wednesday 7th October 2015

Break up for half term - Thursday 22nd October 2015

Return to school - Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Welcome to Reception!


Welcome to a new school year in Reception! We are really pleased with how well the children have settled in frown

In our first week, we have made lots of new friends, explored our new classrooms and even had an adventure around the school! Together, as a year group we have made our class rules, which we have signed with a handprint!


Our project for this half term is, 'All about me'! The children will be talking about themselves and their families, whilst getting to know each other! smiley


Watch this space for photographs of us having lots of fun and learning new things!!mail

Superbia Perseverantia et Passionem Pride, Perseverance and Passion