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         Welcome to Reception

This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

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Mrs Liggat and Mrs Oldfield would like to welcome you the the Reception class page for 2019-2020. Our aim is to keep you informed of things that are happening in our class.

Autumn Term


Dates for your Autumn Diary

Autumn 1

  • Monday 23rd September – Allday’s farm animals visit into school
  • Thursday 26th September - Reception Welcome Meeting
  • Friday 27th September – 9am Stay and Play – Grandparents’ Morning (more information to follow)
  • Friday 4th  October – MacMillan Coffee Morning – School Hall
  • Friday 18th October – Non-uniform day (children bring in unwanted toys or gifts for the Christmas Fair)
  • Monday 21st October – Parents’ evening (a chance to discuss how your child has settled into Reception)
  • Friday 25th October – Non-uniform day (wearing red and blue to say no to racism)
  • Friday 25th October – Stay and Share and break up for Half Term (3:00pm)


Autumn 2

  • Tuesday 5th November – Return to Reception
  • Friday 22nd November – Non-uniform day
  • Friday 29th November – Non-uniform day (Chocolate donations)
  • Friday 6th December – Non-uniform day (Bottle donations)
  • Wednesday 11th December – Christmas Play
  • Friday 13th December – Santa Dash, Xmas jumper day and Xmas Fair
  • Wednesday 18th October – Stay and Share
  • Friday 20th December – Christmas Party and break up (1:30pm)

Problem Solving - Finding All Possibilities

The children were challenged by Captain Conjecture to make as many different faces as they could from using two different eye colours and two different hair colours. We had lots of different predictions, but after working systematically and introducing the terms rows and columns we discovered that we could make four different faces. Great problem solving Reception!

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R.E. - learning 'God Loves Me' from 'Come and See'

The children were learning the hymn 'God Loves Me' to fit in with our theme of 'Myself.' They all listened so carefully and joined in with the words and the actions. It sounded beautiful.

Building the Numicon staircase

The children were engaged in building the staircase, they were encouraged to check what they had done using the number lines, then they were challenged to add digit cards underneath and finally they were encouraged to count out accuratley using two hands.

Data Handling

Initially the children were challenged to place themselves on a human pictogram on the carpet depending on their eye colour. They were then encouraged to discuss what they could see about the pictogram they had created. This information was then transferred onto a paper pictogram. The children were then asked by Captain Conjecture to talk about what they noticed. The children were encouraged to use the vocabulary of more and less, most and least.

Observational painting

The children have been developing their observational painting skills. We have been collecting seasonal objects and the children have been studying them carefully and then completing their own representations of them.


Grandparent Day

Our grandparents were invited to come and look around our setting. What a wonderful morning we had sharing what we do with them. There was lots of wonderful working together in evidence. Thank you for coming and making it such a special morning.

Allday's Farm Visit

The animals from Allday's Farm came to visit Foundation Stage. We had a wonderful time learning about them and handling them. We learned about the similarities and differences between ourselves and the animals.We even had the chance to brush the pony.

Accessing the outdoor provision

The children have loved exploring the outdoor setting. They have been showing off their physical development skills by balancing, climbing, reaching, stretching and pulling. They also worked well together to create a bridge around the garden using all the available resources. Great communication and co-operation skills in evidence!

Mission Statement Display

In Reception we have been exploring the book 'We're All Works of Art' by Mark Sperring and from this we chose to represent our faces in the style of Pablo Picasso. We discussed how very special we all are and began to understand that we are indeed 'God's Work of Art.'

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