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Reception / Year 1

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Our Reception/Year 1 team are:


Mrs Williams (Teacher) & Mrs Price (TA)




Our reception children are settling in well, with their Yr.1 buddies having the important job of looking after them.


Our Autumn Term Topic is 'Toy Story'


This is a history based topic which will give them the opportunity to compare old Victorian toys with modern toys that they might play with today. They will learn about famous inventors including  Bernard Loomis the man who invented Barbie and Hot Wheels.


Homework will go home on Fridays.  Year 1 will be asked to complete a sheet of Maths and English written work and will also need to practice weekly spellings.  Please return homework by the following Wednesday at the latest.  Reception children will have one piece of homework to complete. 


coolImportant Dates
25/9/19 Whole School Mass in Church
26/9/19 Kenyan School Choir in school
27/9/19 MacMillan Coffee Morning
3/10/19 Census day celebration meal for new reception children
24/10/19 Half-Term
25/10/19 Inset Day
4/11/19 Inset Day
6/11/19 Travelling Theatre Company – Wizard of Oz
11/11/19 Parents Evening
12/11/19 Parents Evening
9/12/19 KS1 Nativity Dress Rehearsal
10/12/19 KS1 Nativity for Parents PM
11/12/19 KS1 Nativity for Parents AM
12/12/19 Cinema Visit KS1-PM
13/12/19 Tea @ 2pm
18/12/19 School Christmas Lunch 



 & Tell - Year 1

Your child will have the opportunity to share something with the rest of the class.  This could be information about a place they have visited, a drawing or something they have made at home or a birthday or celebration they have been part of etc.  Please try to avoid sending in toys.  As they will be talking to the rest of the class, it is good to have a practise at home first.  The other children will have a chance to ask them questions about what they have shared.


The days are as follows:

Tuesday- Jamie, Indianna, Archie, Amelia.C

Wednesday- Isaac, Sanae, Preston, Anya

Thursday- Ethan, Joshua, Ciara, Reuben, Amelia.P

Friday - Louie, Sawyer, Madox, Alexander


Rambles Adventures-Rec

The Reception children will not take part in 'Show & Tell.'  Instead they will take home our class toy dog 'Rambles.'  Ramble will go home on a Friday to spend the weekend with your child and family.  He will have a book which you can record any adventures/outings etc you have had with him.  You can also add pictures if you would like.  Ramble will come back to class on Monday and I will help your child to tell the class all about his weekend using the book.






Making windmills. We have really enjoyed making toys from the past during this topic.

Let's go fly a kite! Today we created symmetrical kites with Mrs Page.

Cars are some of our favourite toys so we made some of our own.

Today we made biscuits with Mrs Page. We had to follow instructions and used toy shaped cutters.

Today we learnt about Ole Christiansen - the inventor of Lego. We made our own Lego creations.

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We investigated objects to see if they would float or sink. We predicted and made a conclusion.

We're going on a bear hunt...we're going to make a big one!

We created a cross to remind us of the 'Lampedusa Cross.'  We used paint and sponges to get this effect.

Picture 1

We used clay, cutters and tools to make clay animals and tractors.

In dance, with Mrs Page, we have been creating ice dances using skating, jumps and spins.

English: Following instructions - Today we followed Mrs Page's instructions to make star biscuits.

Today the Year 2 children came to share their Traditional Stories with us!

Making treasure maps with Mrs Page

Remembering the soldiers - Poppy artwork

Remembering the soldiers - Poppy artwork  1 We created our own poppies.
Curriculum Letters



Children will be taking home a reading book and reading log each week. Please ensure children have these in their book bags each school day to enable us to hear them read. 


Homework books are sent home on Fridays, please ensure that they are returned completed by Wednesday to allow marking and resetting of work.


Reception children also have their own Tapestry Early Learning Journal online and remember you can add observations of your child from home which can count to appropriate assessment.