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Welcome to Reception

Welcome to our Reception page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Reception Staff:


Miss Welsh – Teacher

Mrs Isted – Teaching Assistant

Week Beginning 30.3.2020

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and are keeping safe inside with your families! I have added some extra activities onto this page to give you some ideas to keep your brains busy at home. Each week I will update the page with a range of different tasks to complete.


Daily PE sessions at 9am Monday-Friday with Joe Wicks. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Reading & Phonics

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk – This is a really fun website to practise reading and blending sounds. There is a choice of games to play. Use the free login to join:

Username: march20
Password: home


The video above links in with our reading scheme and are the rhymes we use in school to practise letter formation. Use this video while practising forming your letters.

Can you write a caption for each picture below? Each one is a rhyme! Challenge: Can you write using a capital letter and full stop?

Can you think of any other rhyming words?

Other writing ideas:

  • Write a shopping list for an adult using the sounds you know.
  • Write instructions for a baking recipe.
  • Draw and label your family members and write a caption about them.


There are home learning lessons available on the White Rose Hub website to complete with a grown up. There is an activity to complete for each day. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Practise counting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLxWIHRD4E

Practise subitising with tens frame fun flash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8U_zZ-rW1E

Other fun maths ideas

  • Order numbers to 20 and peg them onto a washing line.
  • Go on a 2d or 3d shape hunt
  • Investigate what items are heavier or lighter than an apple.
  • Find things in your home that are taller/shorter than you.
  • Play a game of snakes and ladders/dominoes.

Creative Activities

You could collect natural objects from your back garden and use them to make a face.

Nature Faces - Self-Portrait Art for Preschoolers | Preschool art ...


Happy new year! We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas break. We have been delighted to meet our new nursery children this week and making sure they feel welcome and happy within their new routine. The reception children have enjoyed showing them the areas of our classroom and helping them settle into activities. Our topic this term is based on transport with our topic title as “Are we there yet?”. This week our theme is based around buses. The children read the book ‘Naughty Bus’. They showed a remarkable effort at writing simple sentences based on events in the story. Our maths learning this week was based on ‘one more’. We role-played a bus journey by having the children as passengers join the bus by showing one more each time which was so much fun .

13.1.2020 – Week 2 Spring Term

This week our theme has been based around trains. Each child was given a train ticket before reading the story ‘Oi, get off our train!’. The children have been working hard at writing speech bubbles from characters in the story. This week the children had their first Coastal school session of Spring term. Despite the very wet and cold weather, the children showed resilience and incredible teamworking skills when carrying out their activities. First the children worked in pairs to collect pebbles of a particular colour. They then used them to represent different 2d shapes. We then had a very fun game of ‘fish, fish, shark!’.

World Religion Day 20.1.2020

On Monday for World Religion Day the children learned about different beliefs and different places of worship. They watched video clips and learned facts about other religions and cultures. The children then got creative by making different places of worship out of junk modelling in groups. The children also practised their name writing in the style of a Jewish ‘Torah’.

On Thursday the children were very excited to be a part of a whole school competition based on handwriting. The children read a story called ‘Only One You’ which encourages self-confidence and self-belief. The theme in EYFS was based on ‘Being a good friend’. We talked about what it means to be a good friend. The children wrote this statement in their neatest handwriting. On the afternoon they painted their very own pebble fish by creating patterns and styles. They were so proud of their end results!

In Maths this week the children worked very hard understanding how two amounts can be added together by using the part whole model.

25.2.2020 – This week we have introduced our new topic of ‘Castles and Crowns’ after following the children’s interests through their play. The children have enjoyed exploring their imagination when roleplaying in our very own ‘Enchanted Castle’ and dressing up using a variety of props. Some children even made their very own castle using junk modelling!

2.3.2020 What an incredible week we had last week! On Tuesday at Coastal School the children were able to apply their knowledge of castles by building them in the sand. They thought about how to represent different parts of the castles by using natural resources found on the sand. They showed teamwork and resilience – they were very proud of their end result.

The children were so excited to show their decorated potatoes for World Book Day. During key group the children discussed their potato character and talked about the materials and how they made them. As part of our World Book Day activities, the children read the story Giraffes Can’t Dance by Julia Donaldson. The children worked on rhyming strings, painting pictures of characters in the story and even made their own dances using inspiration from the story On Friday the children showed so much enthusiasm for our vocabulary parade. The children learned so many new words and their meanings. Check out how fabulous they looked below!