Category Archives: Reception News

All about Owls

What an exciting time we have been having in Reception, we have been learning about so many new things. This week, we have been reading the story about Owl Babies. The children have been  really engaged and listened to the story really well. As a treat, children had a visit from Bottom, the Owl. Wow! The children were so excited about this friendly Owls visit, and did not forget their manners; they sat very sensibly and took it in turns to hold the owl by wearing a special glove. To extend their learning, children made their very own bird feeders. They were so proud with their creations!

Iggety, Ziggety, Zaggety Zoom!!

In Reception, we have been reading ‘Room on The Broom’ which fits in nicely with Halloween, a time when all the witches make a special potion and cast magic spells! Children in Reception decided to create their own magic potion. They used different coloured water, water that contained glitter, mixed it altogether in their cauldron and then said their magic spell. When the children were asked what their spell was they came up with some very interesting ideas. Watch out they might sprinkle their magic potion onto you!


Autumn Walk!

Children in Reception have been learning about autumn. They went on a walk to see the signs of autumn, they were excited about what they could see. The children were very observant and noticed that the leaves were not green anymore but had changed colour to yellow, red and brown. They talked about how the trees had become bare. Here are a few pictures from our walk.

So much to do!

Our new Reception children have settled into their new classes  and are very keen to learn and experience new things! There is always so much for our little learners to do!

Reception Art morning

Art and craft sessions are always a lovely time because it gives parents the opportunity to come into school and do some fun activities with their children. The children really enjoyed doing these art activities with their family, it was lovely to see both mums and dads taking time out to come and participate in the art morning. Thank you to Mrs Harrison and the parent volunteers who help organise such events. Here are some photos from the morning.

Our little Green fingers!

Now that Summer is finally here, children have been thoroughly enjoying themselves outside. The children love learning outdoors, they always have so much to explore. Recently, as part of our learning, Reception children planted some beans.  They planted them in  small pots, then when they began to grow they transferred them outside. The children, regularly, watered the plants with the help of a grown up. The bean plant grew and grew! Just like in the Jack and the Beanstalk story. Soon flowers started to grow, and the children said their would be nectar inside them. One day, as the children were watering they noticed something growing, they saw real beans growing! The children were so happy with their very own produce. Well done children!

Our trip to Hatton Farm

Reception children visited Hatton Farm for the day. The children had the opportunity to take part in a lot of fun activities. They had the chance to hold some animals and to feed them too. The slide was enjoyed by all the children; they loved climbing to the top and then sliding down. Lots of children were brave enough to go on the Zip wire. The tractor ride was bumpy, but was given big thumbs up by the children! The farm catered for everyone.


Mr & Mrs P  came to Reception to teach children how to ride a bike. The children did lots of warm up exercise to get a feel of what it is like to ride a bike, they had to slide along the bench and walk along on it. After the warm up they were  given bikes to ride, they really enjoyed riding them. Next week they will ride their bikes outside on the playground.

We can use describing words

In Reception, children have been learning to write sentences using describing words. The teachers modelled how to write the sentences, then the children had a go for themselves. They were given an object to describe and were then asked to write sentences, independently. Lots of wonderful sentences were written using describing words.  Keep up the good work!

Yummy Pancakes!!

To celebrate the tradition of Pancake day, Reception children made delicious pancakes. It was very enjoyable, but at the same time it was educational too. Children used lots of good describing words to describe the texture and taste of the ingredients used. As a follow up activity, children will be writing instructions on how to make pancakes, therefore they were encouraged to use time conjunctions like ‘first’ ‘then.’ They did really well and were very sensible. They understood that the frying pan was hot, so putting the batter into the pan and cooking the pancake was the grown ups job!