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Welcome to the Reception Year Page!

Useful information for parents!

Autumn Term 1 2021

Autumn Term is just beginning and we had the recent delight of meeting our new classes at the ‘stay and play’ event and home visits. We are now eager for the children to start.

This term we are going to be finding out all about your children’s likes and dislikes, who their friends and family are and how they’re settling in. It’s such an exciting time, getting to know these amazing young people. Through play, we will be finding out where they are in their learning, how they sort out problems or ask for help, and how they manage their friendships.

Outdoor days

Just a reminder, each class has a day where much of their learning is done outside. The children will spend the whole day (excluding phonics and lunch) outside and therefore need appropriate clothing for being active and outdoors.

Your child’s outside day is…

Tigers Tuesday 
Lions Wednesday
Bears Thursday


The theme of our learning is ‘Boxes’ for this half term. Our story stimulus is ‘My Cat likes to Hide in Boxes’. We will explore this topic across the curriculum from using boxes in art and design, re-telling the story to our friends to looking at different sizes and shaped boxes in our maths learning and much more. This is a general topic which will be adapted as we get to know the children’s interests.



Wow Cards

We would like to make you aware that we will be sending home WOW! cards for you to fill in. Please send one back if your child does anything significant at home so we can share their achievement in class. This also helps to gain a bigger picture of your child’s learning and understanding.

See example below…..

It’s a very exciting time to be in Reception, as they settle in, make new friends, explore our classrooms and playgrounds and get used to our class expectations.

There’s a lot more to come during this term so keep checking back for updates.

See you soon!

The Reception Team

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