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Welcome to Reception smiley



We are starting our final countdown in Reception- we are just astonished that we are nearly at the end of the year!

Time really does fly when you are having fun.  

Thank you to all who came and supported us during Sports Day. Well done to team Ennis for winning the cup and a big well done to every child who took part. 

We will be doing a lot of activities over the next few weeks to get us ready for Year 1 and all the children will meet their new teacher. 


Dates for the Diary 

Friday 12th July - Reports sent out 

Tuesday 16th July @9.30am - RB class assembly

Wednesday 17th July @9.30am- RM class

Wednesday 17th July- 4pm-6pm- class teachers available for appointments regarding reports if you need us.

Thursday 18th July- Transition with new teacher. 

Friday 19th July- School finishes for Summer @3.15pm 


**Please Note** Children will start Year 1 on Wednesday 4th September. -




Thank you for your support this year


Miss McDaid, Miss Black & Team




Our Topic Overview


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3


Seasons-Winter & Spring


Celebrations & Traditions.

Celebrations & Traditions.

Celebrations & Traditions.

All About Me

New Life

Growing and Keeping Healthy.


Topics will arise according to the children's interests. We believe in following the children's interests to springboard our topics for the week. So look out for lots of interesting learning going on!



Reception Curriculum Overview

The children will work towards these learning outcomes through a mix of adult led and child initiated activities.

Term 3


Topics will include: Spring/Summer, Growing, Celebrations and Traditions, Stories and Traditional Tales. Further topics will arise according to the children’s interests.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

· Children learn to play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and will form positive relationships with adults and other children.

· Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.

· Children learn to talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They learn to adjust their behaviour to different situations, and learn to take changes of routine in their stride.

Communication and Language

· Children will be able to listen attentively in a range of situations. They learn to listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They can give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately.

· Children learn to follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They will develop confidence when answering ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

· Children learn to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They will be developing their ability to use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

Physical Development

· Children will develop good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They practise moving in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They will learn to handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. They will be taking part in the bike ability project and will learn how to ride a balance bike.

· Children will learn the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They will continue to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.


· Children will aim to read and understand simple sentences. They will learn to use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They will also read some common irregular words. 

· Children will also learn to use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They will also write some irregular common words. They will aim to write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.


· Children will learn to count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. They will learn to add and subtract and solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

· Children will continue to use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They will practise recognising, creating and describing patterns. They will continue to explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Understanding the World

· Children will be given opportunities to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They will learn about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

· Children will learn about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They will learn about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They will continue to make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

· Children will continue to recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They will select and use technology for particular purposes.

Expressive Arts and Design

· Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

· Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. We will continue to  develop their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

Religious Education

New beginnings


Our Planet- Recycling

Religious celebrations



















What a fantastic, busy week! We have had a lot of fun making some of our final memories of Reception. We enjoyed watching the school production of 'The Wizard of Oz'- it wont be long until we grace that stage! 

We also enjoyed a visit to the book bus, enjoyed our camping experience of toasting our own s'mores on the BBQ and we even managed to squeeze in a visit with to our Year One classrooms to meet our new teachers! They were lovely and now we are getting excited about Year One! smiley


Miss McDaid's class will move on to Miss Jennings (1J)

Miss Black's class will move on to Mrs Lowther & Miss Davis (1LD)


It's the final countdown....

Fun in the Sun!

Save our planet- reduce, reuse and recycle!


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What a week...sun's out, we're out!

The floor is lava!!

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Dinosaur Invasion in school!


This week we have enjoyed learning about growing, we enjoyed discussing what we can do now that we couldn't do when we were younger. The children are so grown up now, they can do so much!


We also enjoyed planting and gardening this week and we are eager to see our cress grow in school.

We enjoyed a walk around the school grounds to discover the signs of Spring and discussed new life at this time of the year.


Our favourite part of the week was playing 'guess the baby' with our baby photographs! :)

Have a go again below and see how many you can get!


Planting cress

5,4,3,2,1...blast off!

learning about halving

Term 3!

Pancake Day

Stay and read - we loved sharing our books with a grown up

World Book Day - we love books!