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Welcome to Reception!


Welcome to our Reception Class page! Here you will find information about our class and our topic for each half term. You will also find videos connected to our theme as well as some useful links! Please let us know if there is anything else that you would like included on here. Mrs Smith will be teaching on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Mrs Cawkill on Thursday and Friday. Β Mrs Preston will be our Teaching Assistant every day.

Spring 2

Why Don’t Snakes Have Legs?


This half term we will be learning about different reptiles. Β We are having a visit from Sam’s Safari to get our topic off to a great start! The children will continue to develop their literacy and maths skills. Β Remember to read at home regularly. Β 

If you can help in any way please let Mrs Smith, Mrs Cawkill or Mrs Preston know.Β 

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We had great fun making bubble snakes! We compared our snakes to see who made the longest and shortest.

We used lots of describing words when we were investigating the snake skin.

Spring Term

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This half term we will be doing a topic called β€˜Why Are Carrots Orange?’ Β We will be learning about healthy eating, reading stories about food, trying new foods, having a visit from Morrisons, drawing fruit and vegetables and reading the story Handa’s Surprise. Β We will also learn about Africa, where Handa comes from.Β 

If you can help in any way please let Mrs Smith, Mrs Cawkill or Mrs Preston know.Β 

Breakfast with our families

We had great fun making healthy sandwiches with our friends in Year 3.

We made healthy banana milkshake, it was delicious!

Vicky from Morrison’s in Worksop came to help us learn where our fruit and vegetables come from. We enjoyed looking at the world map and trying the fruit.

Autumn Term 2

This half term our topic is called, Why do Squirrels Hide Their Nuts? The children will be learning about what happens during Autumn, looking after nature including animals. Β We will be doing some cooking for us and the birds. Β We will also be rehearsing for our Christmas Concert with Nursery. Β If you can help in any way please let us know. Β 


Wow! We were amazing in our Christmas Concert; Away in a Manger.

Wow! We were amazing in our Christmas Concert; Away in a Manger. 1

We have been making food for the birds. We hung it in our outdoor classroom. We hope the birds come to eat it.

We made delicious vegetable soup. We all tried it!

The Little Red Hen and Baking Bread

Outdoor Learning Day with Nursery

Sherwood Pines Trip

We had lots of fun celebrating Bonfire Night with Nursery. The children made breadstick sparklers, painting fireworks, making patterns, making fireworks with construction, collecting interesting things from the school field.

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