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Year R 2018 - 2019

Reception Term 1 

Reception Term 2

Reception Term 3

 Reception Term 4 

Meet the staff


Mrs Wood

Penguin Class teacher and Assistant Head for EYFS and KS1

Miss Read

Elephant Class Teacher

Mrs Alford

Elephant Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tong

Penguin Class Teaching Assistant

Miss Twyman

Year R Teaching Assistant


Term 2

This term year R have been learning about people who help us. This week we have been really lucky to have had some special visitors. We had some firefighters come to talk to us about what they do and they showed us their fire engine. We all got the chance to go and sit in the fire engine. They showed us lots of different equipment that they use including the hose, the animal rescue kit and their uniform. 



Term 1

Today RJW have been to Pizza Express in the Outlet.  The children rolled out their dough, added cheese and then waited for them while they cooked.  The children were then able to try other pizza toppings such as, olives, mushrooms and onions.  We then came back to school and ate a slice of our pizza.  The children are taking the rest of the pizzas home tonight to eat.  We had a great time, thank you Pizza Express for having us!




Term 5

Term 5 has been all about animals!

In the last few weeks we have had some more visitors.  We were visited by Creepy Claws where we were able to stroke a range of animals, including a hedgehog, a python, a tarantula, a tortoise and a bearded dragon.  We learnt that hedgehogs may be extinct in 5 years time so we decided to have a go at building some hedgehog houses for our outside area to help protect them.  

We also had a visit from Cat's Protection who taught us how to look after cats as well as how the rescue process works.

In class we had some caterpillars.  The children have loved watching them grow and then go into their chrysalis'.  After a couple of weeks the butterflies hatched and we fed them fruit and sugar water.  When they were strong enough we let them go.  We have enjoyed looking for bugs in our outside area - we found hairy ones caterpillars.  We have loved learning about animals this term!


Year R Bug Roadshow!

This week we have been learning about mini beasts and had the opportunity to meet some real life mini beasts! Some of the children were even brave enough to hold some of them. In groups, we learned a lot about each mini beast, how they live, eat  and grow. Some of them were friendly so we were able to hold them, however, some insects like to protect themselves so we had to be careful! The moths were so gentle and calm we were able to put them on our noses!


We have frogspawn!

This week Year R have enjoyed looking after the new additions to our class.  We have frogspawn! The children have enjoyed watching and learning about the different changes which have been happening!  So far we have seen the eggs hatch into tadpoles and now they are growing front and back legs.  We can't wait to see what is going to happen next!



Term 3


This term in Year R we have been learning about Superheroes!

We started the term off with a disaster!  Somebody ‘broke’ into our classrooms, we then had to investigate to find out who has been in.  There was water, fire, our tables had been turned upside down and then there was even a spidersweb!  The children enjoyed exploring and coming up with ideas as to what had happened.

The children have been working hard in all areas this term and we are really proud of the progress they have made.

We have been working hard to use the sounds we know to write sentences, remembering our capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

We have also been practising using a numberline to jump forwards and backwards to answer number sentences, as well as using other resources in our classroom!

The children have loved pretending to be superheroes this term, especially on our superhero dress up day - we even had a visit from Banana man!

We have been lucky enough to have visitors this term.  Mrs Quinn, a police officer, a nurse and the dogs trust have come in to see us to talk about their jobs and how they help people.

We have had quite a few wet days this term, but this hasn’t stopped us going outside.  The children have loved putting on our wet weather gear and going outside to jump in the big muddy puddles.

We look forward to lots more exciting learning next term!