Reception News

Reception Class have a had another wonderful week and we have been busy as always! We have started putting some of our amazing work on the walls. Do stop and have a look when you are dropping your child off in the mornings.

We have started our phonics programme this week, learning the new sounds S A T P. Please see the books we have sent home with your child we are always available to discuss strategies.

In maths we have been looking at numbers and where we can see them around us - here are a few useful ideas.

At home:

  • in the kitchen

  • on pages in a book or magazine.

In the street:

  • on doors

  • on car number plates

  • on buses.

While out shopping:

  • on price labels

  • on products or shelves

  • in shop windows.

Reception News

Our last full week in Reception has been great! We went to Paddington Rec with our year six buddies and had a wonderful time! Thank you to all joined us.

Our end of year reports have been sent home, do as Miss Bouchey or myself if you have any questions. The children's special books will be sent home on Monday. Also, the remaining word lists will be sent home. Please continue these over the holiday.

We have a special assembly on Tuesday 17th  at 11.00. We will be celebrating the children's achievements with Mrs Husain. Do join us if you can.

As always, uniforms and spare underwear are gratefully received! We would  also be exceptionally grateful of any spare towels, fabrics, blankets, curtains (no duvets please!) for den making etc.

On behalf of all the Reception staff we would like to say a huge thank you. It has been a pleasure to work with you and your families over the last year.  We wish you all a very happy and restful summer holiday. Please come and say hello in September.!

The Reception Team

Reception News

It has been another hot week in Reception Class. We have had lots of fun, making healthy snacks and exercising and keeping fit! We made some avocado crackers after reading Avocado Baby. Then we tasted different fruits from Handa's Surprise.

We are looking forward to our picnic with our year six Buddies on Wednesday. Please send back permission slips as soon as possible. Please join us  if you can - it would be great to round up our year together. We shall be leaving school at 11.00, having lunch and playing some games and shall finish at 2.30. You are most welcome to take your child from Paddington Rec at 2.30. Please provide lunch and water in carrier bag.

We shall be sending our Special Books in the coming days - we have to keep a sample of the books. Mr Bowles will speak with you if we need to keep your child's book for a short while.

We shall be sending a 'Helping your child in English' pack which will help prepare your child for year one in the next few days. Also, we shall be sending any 'word lists' that your child is currently working on. Please ask if you have any questions.

Have a restful weekend.

The Reception Team

Reception News

It has been another wonderful week in Reception. Our week focused on preparation for our Sports Day. We practised our running, jumping and throwing skills. Thank you to all of the parents who came to support the children. Next week we will be having a Healthy Eating week and making lots of healthy recipes.  

As we near the end of the year, please come and read with us if you can. Mornings and afternoons are usually fine- just ask one of us.

Have a great weekend.

Reception Team

Reception News

Reception has had a very lovely week. They did a fantastic job with their song 'Baby Beluga' at this weeks celebration assembly! Thank you to all the parents that were able to join us!

We  have been looking at farm animals this week and all the different things that animals can do or make. We really enjoyed looking at how cheese is made from milk! The children made some really lovely pictures and did some super writing to accompany them.

We have been spending lots of time outside, and it appears that next week will be eve warmer! It is imperative that your child brings their hat and comes to school wearing sunscreen. We will be implementing a 'no hat, no outside' rule next week- he playground is directly in the sun all day.

ave a lovely weekend!

Reception News

We have had yet another busy week in Reception! The children did so well with their assembly on Wednesday and we are so proud of them all! It was fantastic to see so many parents that were able to join us. On Friday morning as well, the children did a great job with the Father's Day Assembly. They were so excited to have so many Dad's attend.  Our next performance will be at next Friday's celebration assembly, where the children will be singing a song for the school.

In addition to such wonderful performance this week, the children have been making some really lovely writing pieces. It was great to send so many of them to receive a headteacher sticker! We have continued to work on our addition and subtraction in mathematics. We have been taking lots of our work outside to make the most of this lovely weather!

Enjoy your weekend

Reception News

We have been very busy this first we back! We have been working really hard on learning our parts for our assembly, which is on Wednesday June 12th. e hope you will all be able to come! 

The children have made such incredible progress over the past few weeks with their writing. It has been lovely to see them taking such pride in their work and they are so proud to show it. In particular, their holiday news writing and healthy living posters were very well done! We also looked at floating and sinking in our science lesson. The children had a lot of fun testing different objects in the water tray and observed how different materials and shapes make a particular object float or sink.

This week we read the Sermon on the Mount and discussed how to be a good friend and how we want to be treated. The children had some really thoughtful words to describe friendship and it was lovely to see how what they can do to be kind to others. We also made sandwiches and the children were encouraged to share with a friend

Have a great weekend! 

Reception News

We have had such a wonderful week in reception! Our living eggs arrived on Monday and they began hatching on Wednesday morning! We have nine chicks at the moment and we are so looking forward to watching them grow over the next week!

We have also been getting excited for the Royal Wedding this weekend. The children have really enjoyed learning about weddings and have done some lovely pieces of work. Do come in and see our pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan and our invitations to the Royal Wedding!

We had a fabulous time at our Royal Party on Friday afternoon! All the children looked so smart and were beautifully behaved with the rest of the school!

Next week we will be going to Paddington Rec on Tuesday afternoon for a science week trip. Please do let one of us know if you are able to accompany us on the trip.

Have a lovely weekend!


Reception News

This week we have been looking at the Ascension. Do ask your child and discuss further with what has been learned at church.

In mathematics we have begun looking at different coins. The children have been using this knowledge in their role play, selling others food items only for the correct change!

We have continued to work on our writing this week, and have been identifying healthy foods. It has been so lovely to see the children writing shopping lists of all the lovely food they are going to buy.

We also had a fun day looking at the different states of matter! The children had many great ideas and were able to classify them into the appropriate category. We then looked at how something could be changed into different states. We made some jelly and could see how the solid changed to liquid when boiling water was added, and how it changed back to solid after it was cooled!

Next Friday we will be celebrating the Royal wedding. Please send your child to school in their wedding best to celebrate this special day!

Reception News

his week in Reception, we have been working really hard on our writing. Many of the children wrote an adaptation of Dear Zoo, and added some beautiful illustrations to make their own books.  Others have been creating their own original stories and have read them to their friends!

In maths we have continued to work on doubling numbers and addition.

We have been learning some great vocabulary with our study of weather this week! The children have really enjoyed being meteorologists this week and observing the different weather we have been having.

e also enjoyed a drama workshop on Thursday where we explored the jungle! We had a lot of fun running from different animals!

We would love to open our classroom to you! If you have any talents, skills or hobbies you would like to share with the children, please let one of us know!