In Reception we have 3 classes, Class 1 with the class teacher Mr Sayer and teaching assistant Mrs Simm, Class 2 with the class teachers Mrs Roberts and Mrs Wolfarth and teaching assistant Mrs Kearney and Class 3 with the class teacher Ms McGough and the teaching assistant Mrs Hechle. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Each half term we have a new topic and we decide what we would like to learn together. Our learning each day consists of a phonics session, a maths sessions, a story session and topic session. We learn through play in the different areas in our classrooms. We develop our independence in Reception and learn lots of key skills such as making relationships with our new friends and learning how to share and take turns. We also learn key Literacy and Mathematics skills which are important building blocks for our future learning.


In Reception we have been learning all about bugs in our summer topic ‘We Are Bughunters’. We launched our topic with a visit from Animals Take Over and a minibeast hunt in our school garden. All of the children found out some really interesting facts about different bugs and got to hold lots of different minibeasts and see them up close. Some children were so brave they even held a tarantula.

During this topic we have been reading stories written by the author Eric Carle and been learning about different minbeasts through his stories. We used the story of The Very Busy Caterpillar to learn all about the life cycle of a butterfly and we even got to see this first hand as we watched our own class caterpillars transform into cocoons and turn into butterflies. We have been learning about all about the author Eric Carle and the technique he used to create the illustrations in his books. We then created our own illustrations of minibeasts using the same technique.

In Math’s we have been doing lots of minibeast maths, using all of our number knowledge to solve number problems up using addition and subtraction equations to help us.

To end the term we performed our Class Assemblies for all our friends and family members. We hope you enjoyed hearing all about our learning this half term and our retelling of the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We are looking forward to our final half term in Reception when our new topic will be ‘We Are Storytellers’. We will be retelling and writing our own versions of traditional stories as well as reading some different versions and twists on these well know tales.

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