Reception 2016 - 2017

Mrs Fegan

Mrs Cocks

Welcome to Reception

In Reception Mrs. Fegan teaches in RF and Mrs. Cocks teaches in RC. Mrs. Symondson, Mrs. Donnelly, Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Delaney are teaching assistants and Mrs. Markham and Mrs. Burdell provide extra support. Our lunch time assistants are Mrs. Bullen (RF) and Miss Bradshaw (RC).
It is a pleasure to share our learning with you- we hope you find it interesting. Please keep a regular check on these pages to find out what we are up to in Reception.

Handa's Hen by Eileen Browne - Wednesday 15th March 2017

This week we have been exploring the story of Handa's Hen and comparing and contrasting homes in Kenya and the UK, as well as the lives of children who live in these locations. The children have retold the story using masks and played hide and seek, looking for Mondi (Handa's Hen). In class we have made a mud hut.

In maths we have looked at the story of 10. The children have had lots of experience making the number bonds to 10. 


World Book day - Thursday 2nd March 2017

Our theme for World Book Day in Reception was 'The Tiger who came to tea' by Judith  Kerr. After sharing the story the children had the opportunity to try out related activities.  There was messy play using shaving foam, black and orange paint to make tiger stripes; water play where the children filled tea pots and explored what happens when tea bags are put in water; having a chat whilst drinking a cup of tea; singing 'I'm a little tea pot and drawing what they would give to the tiger if he came to tea at their house! The children also enjoyed sharing their own stories.

Noah's Ark Assembly - Thursday 9th February 2017

Wow! What a fantastic spectacle put on by the children in Reception when they retold the Bible story of Noah's Ark through music, movement, singing and dancing. They performed their assembly with confidence and enthusiasm for their various audiences, Busy Bees Nursery, Roots and Shoots, Year 4 buddies, parents and carers and the whole of our school community. Well done!

A brilliant day out at Chester Zoo  Wednesday 11th January 2017

We all had a fantastic time at Chester Zoo, and the children observed lots of animals close up, from leaf cutting ants to elephants! It was a pleasure to take the children out on this, their first school trip, and their behaviour was exemplary. We are now looking forward to exploring our theme of animals in the coming weeks, inspired by our visit.

Please take a look at our latest newsletter below to see what else is happening.


  • Read Write Inc. Speed Sound cards to use at home - If you wish to purchase the First set of the speed sound flash cards to support your child at home, they are available here.

  • Parent Tutorial - Click here to watch a video which demonstrates how you can teach your child to sound blend.

  • Alphablocks - Click here to play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.

  • Jolly Phonics Songs -  Click here to hear the songs that we have been learning during our phonics lessons.

  • Jackanory Character Maker - Click here to create some funny characters by changing their heads, bodies and legs



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