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Welcome to reception.


On here you will be able to have regular updates of what your child has been doing in school. We are very busy in reception playing and learning in all the areas in the classroom.


"Play is the highest form of research" Einstein 

Working in reception 

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Miss Paul (Teacher)    Mrs Andrew (TA)     Mrs Newton (TA)     Miss Connelly (Teacher on Tuesday)

Things to remember: 

Monday: Book swap/ Homework 

Tuesday: Miss Connelly in class forest school 



Friday: Library

Reception Timetable 


Reception Tour


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Our visit to Millbrook Care Home.                                                                                                                   We visited Millbrook Care Home to make soup with the residents. All the children had to bring in a vegetable to cut up to put in the soup. While the soup was cooking we did our talk for writing story for the residents and read stories with them. We had a great time and even had the privilege of meeting a resident who was an amazing 106 years old wow.    

Reception sports day 2017

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Making Dough outside 

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Visit from the snails -Beauty and Beast 

My first week in reception 

Talk for baking 

Every 6 weeks one group work with Mrs Andrew in talk for baking. They will learn how to make either cakes, biscuits, pizzas, pancakes. They will learn a verbal script of how to make the make the dish from a visual map. When they become writers they will then be able to write instructions. 

Talk for writing

In reception we use a tool called talk for writing to provide the children with the skills they need to tell and write stories as they move up throughout the school. The children will learn to tell a story using a story map that we create together as a group. We will practise and practise telling the story until the children can confidently do it on their own. When they become writers they will then be able to write the story easily as the format will be secure. 

Talk for Writing.mp4

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Schemas, or patterns of play, are seen in many children as they are exploring their world and trying to find out how things work. We plan sessions that take into account the children's schema's to ensure the session is tailored to their learning needs.

Growth Mind set

Reading, Writing and Phonics 

Forest schools

Every Tuesday reception will go into the forest with Miss Connelly. (see forest schools page for pedagogy). 


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Characteristics of effective learning

The characteristics of effective learning are a key element in the early year's foundation stage. These are playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically. They detail the ways in which children should be learning from their environment, experiences and activities. Children up to the age of five should all be displaying the characteristics of effective learning every day.

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