Welcome to Reception

Welcome

Welcome to our page! Our Reception year has two classes: Bell and Boot.

Class Bell

Class Bell is made up of 21 bright and brilliant children. Our Class Teacher is Miss O'Donoghue.

Class Bell is named after Alexander Graham Bell. He was a famous Victorian who invented many important things like the telephone and the metal detector. He was very clever and creative, just like us! To find out more about our namesake, click here.

Class Boot

Class Boot is made up of 20 wonderful children. Our class teachers are Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Kershaw.

Class Boot is named after Sir Jesse Boot. He was a famous Victorian from Nottingham who trained as a pharmacist. He helped lots of poor sick people in Nottingham by selling his medicine at cheaper prices than all the other pharmacies. He was a clever businessman who set up lots of his own shops, which we know today as Boots. Sir Boot inspires us to be helpful, kind and to work hard. To find out more about our namesake, click here.

Spring 2

We're ready for another half term of learning, exploring and having fun! Our topic this half term is "Shopping". We will be learning about the different types of shops, about how to pay for things and how to write a shopping list. On Wednesday the 21st March we will be going on a walk to the local shops to buy some ingredients to make smoothies. We would really appreciate some helpers to walk with us so please let a member of staff know if you can help!

This half term we are continuing to learn how to ride bikes with the help of "Go Ride" https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/young-people

We are already so much more confident riding the bikes! We've been working hard on our balance and steering, as well as learning to follow instructions and directions.

Don't forget your wellies every Friday for Forest School! Also it is very cold at the moment so please make sure children are sent to school with appropriate coats and winter wear e.g. hat, scarf, gloves.

Spring 1

What a brilliant half term it was! Our topic was "Transport" and we learned lots about different vehicles and what they do. We loved looking at the emergency vehicles. We even went on a "Transport Spotting" walk on our school field and we saw lots of different vehicles like bikes, trams and buses.

We celebrated lots this half term, including Chinese New Year and Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day). Take a look at what we got up to!

Autumn 2

Another busy half term is finished and we have all worked so hard! We have continued to practise our handwriting each morning and have done lots of reading in school and at home. Our topic this half term was Christmas and other stories. We learned all about the birth of Jesus and performed the Nativity story for our parents and friends. We were amazing! Our teachers spotted lots of budding actors among us. We loved dressing up in our costumes and singing the nativity songs. Have a look below at some of the exciting things we got up to!

Snowflakes are falling...

We have been busy making beautiful snowflakes to hang on our school Christmas tree. It's arriving this Friday and we're all excited to hang up our sparkling snowflakes!

Children in Need Nov 17th 2017

We dressed up spotty and sold some spotty Pudsey biscuits to help raise money for Children in Need. We had a fantastic day and our school raised £237.25 - what a wonderful effort! Check us out in our spotty dress up. Don't we look great?

Parent's Yoga Demo - Monday 13th November

Thank you to all the parents who came to join in our Yoga. It was lovely to see everyone having a go at some of the poses that our children have mastered. They had a chance to be the teachers!

Soup Making and Tasting - October 9th 2017

Thank you to all the parents who came to try the soup we made!

Autumn 1

What a fantastic first half term we had! Our teachers were so impressed with how hard we worked in lessons. Lots of us got prizes for reading at home and learning our Bear Words. We enjoyed doing Yoga every Monday in our P.E. lessons. We can all do the dog, tree and snake pose really well. Each week we went to Forest School with Mrs. Walker where we had lots of fun learning to take care of our new school pets: Candy and Munchie the guinea pigs. To see what else we got up to, take a look at the notice boards in our cloakrooms!