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Welcome to Reception, for some children the beginning of their schooling. We understand that this can be an exciting but nerve wracking time for both children and parents. Through this stage of their learning journey, the children will be learning through a balance of child-initiated play, carefully supported by knowledgeable staff and adult-initiated small group activities. They will be busy exploring and discovering exciting activities, both in and out of the classroom, including visits and visitors.

This website, Weduc and Tapestry, will keep you updated on all aspects of your child’s learning.  

Week beginning 12th February 2024

This week we have been exploring how to measure length and then height. We all did a fantastic job of comparing who was taller / shorter and ordering ourselves from tallest to shortest.

Week beginning 5th February 2024

This week we got to take part in Muddy Monsters with Phil. We had lots of fun exploring our forest school and working on our hammering skills!

Pupil of the week 2nd February 2024

Well done to our reception pupils of the week!

Week beginning 29th January

This week we went on our first class trip to Saltwell Park. We all did an amazing job of walking there and back and had lots of fun exploring in the play area.

Pupil of the week 26th January 2024

Well done to our reception pupils of the week!

Week beginning 22nd January 2024

Reception children have been having lots of fun learning about comparing mass and also capacity this week. The children have been so engaged and loved exploring with the balance scales and containers.

Pupil of the week 19th January 2024

Well done to our superstars of the week!

Week beginning 15th January 2024

This week we have been learning about Noah's Ark during our small group time. We shared the story and talked about the different animals, then drew two of each of our favourite animals and labelled them.

Week beginning 8th January 2024

We've settled back into school life straight away after our Christmas break and had a great afternoon exploring in our forest school this week. A little bit of rain won't stop us from having fun!

Week beginning 18th December

We have had a great last week of school in reception and some of us took part in our first talent show, Brighton's Got Talent!

Week beginning 11th December

This week we performed our Christmas celebration for our grown ups and enjoyed a Christmas party...with a special visitor.

Week beginning 4th December

This week we have been getting ready for the festive celebrations and had a special visit from Mr Parkin's band! We got to sing lots of songs and have a go at using some of their special musical instruments.

Week beginning 27th November

Its been such a cold week this week we have been wondering if it would snow, and on Friday, it did! We had a fun morning sledging down the hill, making snow angels and playing with our friends making wonderful memories.

Week beginning 20.11.23

This week we had a special visit from Alan Windram who is an author. We had such a fun afternoon singing, dancing and sharing stories with him

Week beginning 20.11.23

This week we all did very well on our walk to the local Post Office. We talked about what we could see in our area on our walk, then when we reached the Post Office we bought our stamps, stuck them on to our envelopes which had our special invitations inside, then finally put them in the post box. We can't wait for our adults to receive them at home!

Week beginning 6.11.23

This week we have been learning all about why we have Remembrance Day. We have talked about the different colour poppies and what they are for and then made some of our own using paint. On Friday we joined Nursery and planted our poppies on the hill to make our own garden of remembrance. We did so well holding our two minutes silence together.

Week beginning 23rd October

We've had a great last week of the half term in reception. Our Golden Day on Friday was so much fun and we loved collecting our prizes from the 'In It To Win It Shop', going to the tuck shop and wearing our lovely clothes from home to school!

Week beginning 23rd October

This week we had a very exciting visit from our school nurse Wendy. She came to tell us all about people who help us and showed us lots of equipment that doctors and nurses use!

Week beginning 9th October

This week we have been learning about 'full' and 'empty' as part of our maths focus. We looked at 'half full' too and compared who had 'more' or 'less'

Week beginning 2nd October 2023

This week in reception we have been busy practicing writing our names in RWInc. In maths, we have been exploring how to make sets of objects by sorting them in different ways. We have been learning the vocabulary; same, different, more and fewer. In small group we were talking about a special photo from home, and we've had lots of fun playing outside as well as practicing our harvest festival song!

Week beginning 25th September 2023

We have officially done our first month in reception, and it's been a busy one! This week the children got themselves ready for PE and blew our socks off with their balancing skills! They had lots of fun travelling along the benches in different ways and jumping off at the end!

Week beginning 18th September 2023

Another busy week in Reception! The children have enjoyed Read Write Inc, Maths and in small group time, explored the different resources in the construction and painting areas, as well as tidying up. In the hall, the children played different games and had fun playing with the parachute!

Week beginning 11th September 2023

This week the children haven taken part in phonics groups where they have been looking at rhyming stories, playing I spy to see if we could hear the initial sounds in words and looking at the 'm' sound using the rhyme 'Maisie mountain mountain'. We were all superstars at writing the 'm' sound! In small group time the children learned how to pay for their fruit when the snack table is open, how to pour their own drink and then wash up their cups! We've also had lots of fun playing and exploring in both the indoor and outdoor environments.

Week beginning 4th September- A fantastic week for Reception settling into their new environment.