Rachael Allsopp

Welcome to Reception!

Reception have settled into school life well and have enjoyed exploring our indoor and outdoor classroom!

We have had fun in our phonics sessions, listening to sounds and playing games such as ‘eye spy’. We have begun learning our letters and sounds and will soon be learning how to read tricky words too!

In maths we have met Polly the parrot. She is sometimes a little bit silly and gets muddled up when counting. We have been helping her count forwards and backwards to 20, we even made our own number lines!

This term our topic is ‘All About Me’, where we are sharing family photos, taking about our likes and dislikes and discussing feelings and emotions. Lots of children have been interested in the changing seasons and have brought in lots of lovely Autumn items; such as conkers, leaves and pinecones. Some of our children even went on an Autumn walk around school.

As the term continues our themes and topics may change depending on our children’s interests. Stay tuned to see what wonderful work we produce in the future …

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Amazing Animals!

This half term Reception are "Mad About Animals"! Our story focus is "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear". We have been talking about the animals that are in the story and as part of our activities made masks. What sounds do you think these animals made in our...

Reception and Year One Down on the Farm

The children in Reception and Year One had a Christmas adventure and went to the Winter Wonderland at "Down on the Farm". They had a wonderful time writing Christmas lists and making baubles in Santa's winter workshop. The children also got to explore the barns on the...

A blue penguin?

We met the main character in our story, it's Blue Penguin! Have you ever seen a blue penguin before? We talked about the things we already know about penguins and the things we would like to find out about them. In our craft area we then painted our own blue penguins...

Magnificent Monsters!

We have been looking at the illustrations in our new book "Bedtime for Monsters". We looked at pictures of different monsters from the beginning of the story and thought of some words to describe them. We then made our own monsters in the craft...

Big Foot?

When we returned to our class from lunch we found some enormous blue footprints in the classroom! We talked about who we thought the footprints might belong to and decided it could be a Mummy Bear carrying her Baby Bear! To check if we were right we looked in some...

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