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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.  

Pupil of the week 14th June 2024

Well done to our reading superstar this week! He has been persevering and working his socks off to become a more fluent reader.

Week beginning 10th June 2024

We have been impressing our teachers with our independent writing skills this week! Here are some examples of our amazing writing.

Pupil of the week 7th June

Our superstars this week who have been blowing our socks off with their reading skills and have made so much progress. Well done!

Week beginning 3rd June 2024

Wow! We can quite believe we are in our final half term in Reception! Our first week got off to a flying start and we have loved exploring our investigation area which is all about growing. In small group time we read the story Fran's Flower and have been learning about what plants need to grow. Then we planted our own sunflower seeds, we are hoping they grow as tall as our beanstalks have! We are very excited to meet our new caterpillars next week as we learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly.

Week beginning 20th May 2024

Our last week of this half term has been jam packed! We have been working hard to extend our writing skills, thinking of independent sentences about our recent trip to Gibside National Trust. We continued to look at number bonds in maths and are becoming subitising superstars! Our beanstalks are growing more each day and we have been recording their measurements in a diary. One of our favourite activities this week was using the parachute in PE and we ended the week with 'Fun Day'! During fun day we visited the 'In It To Win It' shop to collect our attendance prizes, we bought sweets at the tuck shop then played lot's of games and had fun with our friends. We also had our book token winners who got to visit the book vending machine and choose a book to take home. A very busy week in reception!

Week beginning 13th May 2024

This week we have been exploring numberbonds. We are getting more and more confident with our number knowledge and have even been challenging each other and our teachers with tricky maths challenges!

Pupil of the week 10th May 2024

Well done to another two reception superstars who have been working hard this week.

Week beginning 6th May 2024

This week we had a class visit to Gibside National Trust. We had an exciting day exploring the grounds, taking part in a bug hunt and playing in the sunshine. We were all amazing and have earned a well needed rest this weekend!

Pupil of the week 3rd May 2024

A huge well done to our reception children this week who have been blowing our socks off with their positive attitude towards their learning.

Week beginning 29th April 2024

This week for our outdoor learning afternoon we explored our forest school area on a bug hunt, painted the plants and blossom tree for our observational drawings, created with powder paints and so much more. Some of us even managed to get our wellies stuck when digging in the mud pit!

Pupil of the week 26th April 2024

We are very proud of our amazing reception children. Another two superstars showing us that working hard and showing resilience pays off!

Week beginning 22nd April 2024

This half term we have music with Mr. Parkin. We loved learning how to find a steady beat and started learning about different instrument names and how to use them.

Pupil of the week 19th February 2024

Well done to our superstars in reception this week!

Week beginning 15th April 2024

We've had a fun first week back at school, exploring our reception environment.

Week beginning 25th March 2024

We have been learning about Easter in Reception this half term, and this week we have enjoyed completing lots of Easter themed activities. Some of us even made our own egg's for a competition. We all did an amazing job!

Pupil of the week 22nd March 2024

We're very proud of our reception superstars!

Week beginning 18th March

This half term we have enjoyed learning about space. For our small group time this week we made our own solar system. As you can see, we did a great job and had lots of fun!

Pupil of the week 15th March 2024

A huge well done to our pupils of the week for all of their hard work!

Week beginning 11th March 2024

This week we went on a visit to Beamish Museum. We have been thinking about how things were different a long time ago and loved seeing what this looked like. We explored the old houses, shops, clothes, a school and travelled on lots of old buses and trams. We particularly enjoyed watching how sweets used to be made!

Pupil of the week 8th March 2024

Well done to our reception superstars this week!

Week beginning 4th March 2024

We loved celebrating World Book Day this week. Wearing our pyjamas to school and swapping books with our friends were our favourite activities!

Week beginning 26th February 2024

Our small group focus this week was Bee Bots. We all did a great job exploring how to use them on the grid maps.

Week beginning 12th February 2024

This week we have been looking at an artist called Wassily Kandinsky during our small group time. We used his methods of using watercolours to create our Valentines day cards.

Week beginning 5th February 2024

We had lots of fun this week taking part in Muddy Monsters with Phil. We explored our forest school and worked 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 wonderful 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.

Pupil of the week 8th January 2024

Well done to our first reception pupils of the week!

Week beginning 8th January 2024

We've settled back into school life straight away after our Christmas break and had a great first PE lesson. This half term we are focusing on dance and moving our bodies to the beat. This week we were creating movements like dinosaurs!

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

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 different in ways and jumping off at the end!

Week beginning 18th September

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

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.