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Welcome to Reception!

Reception team: Lydia Clements (Teacher), Pariss Gandy (Teacher), Louisa Baker (TA) & Julie Atkinson (TA).


We are really pleased to say that the children have settled in well to Reception life.


Our first topic was ‘All About Me and My Family’.  This helped the children to really get to know themselves and each other!  As part of this topic, the children could paint and draw portraits of themselves, build models and paint pictures to represent their homes, create puppets of themselves, could create link chains to represent how many people were in their family and practised writing their names.



Our next topic was learning all about harvest!  As part of this, we read the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’.   The children really got stuck into this topic by retelling the story using puppets and props in the mud, counted seeds into pots and printing with vegetables.  The children were also really brave and performed ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ and ‘Big Red Combine Harvester’ in assembly in front of parents!  Wow!




Our next topic was Autumn.  We went on an autumn walk around the school to look for signs of autumn and then drew these in our books and practised hearing the initial sounds in the words.  During this topic, children could cut out and order autumnal pictures, improve their fine motor skills by collecting conkers with tweezers and went camping in the role play area.  After reading ‘Leaf Man’, in Forest School, we made our own pictures using leaves and twigs.





Our final topic this half term was Halloween.  We had lots of fun creating potions with the correct number of objects, practising reading and writing CVC words on pumpkins and dressing up and creating story lines in our role play area.


It has been a very successful first half term and we are really proud of the children.  Thank you for your continued support at home.



For information about Reception please select the 'Parents' icon and select 'Early Years Foundation Stage'. 


Tapestry has now been updated with this half terms observations. 


Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.