Reception class

Mrs Bailey, Miss Foster, Mrs Hall and Mrs Penberthy

Welcome to reception class ...

We are very proud of the hard working children in our Reception Class.  The children help each other with their learning by being caring and kind, every day.  Our children are encouraged to make the right 'Choices' in all they do. 

Mrs Penberthy and Miss Foster  in Reception, love to support, challenge and encourage the children.  

Reception is often a hive of activity where creative, active and outdoor learning enables our children to progress through the curriculum.


Class timetable


Important Information.

  • Busy job letters will be given out every Friday with weekly information and a homework task to complete. Reading books are changed every Tuesday and Friday. 
  • Snack is 20p per day. This provides various healthy snacks for the children and experience food that they may not of tasted before. 
  • On PE days can we please ask that all children have their kits in school and to stay in school until the end of each term.  Our P.E days are Wednesday and Thursday. 
  • Please can we ask to help your child learn these words at home. Please don't panic there is a lot but just the first page would be ok and if you feel your child is learning them really well please feel free to move on to the next page.

Important Dates

World Book Day: Thursday 7th March (children can come to school dressed up as their favourite book character)

Red Nose Day: Friday 15th March

Easter Holidays: Friday 5th April to Tuesday 23rd April.  

School Trips:


The children attended Dinosaur Delight Winter Wonderland and had lots of fun. They looked at different fossils, dinosaur eggs and completed various tasks throughout the day. The children were well behaved and listened to the staff carefully.  

Transition Week 

During our transition week into Reception the children followed our school theme of Spy School. The children made masks to hide and spy on other children around the school and in their class.

Termly Activities


Autumn Term

All the children have settled into Reception fantastically. We are so proud of them.

Our topic this term is Dinosaurs. We have been reading Harry and his Dinosaurs go to school. With this in mind children have designed and named their own dinosaurs using their recent phonic knowledge and looked at various fossils and skeletons. In Maths we have used the dinosaur theme and have been learning numbers through the dinosaur number songs. Using junk modeling children have created their own dinosaurs. Don't be scared when they bring them home. Look out for more work soon.

This term the children have continued to work hard. They have produced some fantastic work by learning through our topic Winter Wonderland and reading the story The Stick Man, They have also been working with a member of staff from Summerhill using the balance bikes. This helps the children with their awareness and movement while riding a bike. Balancing is a vital part of riding a bike and they all did brilliant and had lots of fun at the same time. 

Look out for more work in the spring term from A tiger came to tea and Handa Surprise.

Spring Term

So far this term the children have been reading Handa Surprise. They have been completing various tasks throughout Maths and English around this story. The children also tried some fruit which is from Handa Surprise, some really enjoyed it and some did not like the taste but we are pleased that all children gave it a go. Well done everyone.

Our next story is the Tiger Came for Tea. Keep a look out for more work to come.

In Spring 2 term we have been learning about mini-beasts. We have read the books The Bad Tempered Ladybird, The Hungry Caterpillar as well as non-fiction books about insects. We have enjoyed learning about mini beasts through making bug hotels, painting caterpillars and making butterfly cakes. We have also enjoyed trying many of the foods from The Hungry Caterpillar.   

Summer Term


Last update: 2019-07-16