Miss Hopper and Miss Kyle

Welcome to Reception


REK and RAH consist of 38 children; our teachers are Miss Kyle and Miss Hopper and our higher learning teaching assistant is Mrs Fulton-Wren.

This half term, we are looking forward to learning all about our favourite stories written by the author, Julia Donaldson. We will be exploring a woodland theme, such as the Room on the Broom, Stick Man, the Gruffulo and the Gruffulo’s Child. We will be exploring Forest school further, through making magical potions, finding the Gruffulo and describing snowy, winter scenes.





The Polar Bear and the Snow Cloud

This week, we listened to the story, ” The Polar Bear and the Snow cloud.” We discussed how the characters felt in the story and we talked about our own feelings. We discussed friendships and came up with our own strategies to be a good friend to others.

Melting and Freezing

This week, we investigated the process of melting and freezing. We explored what happened to water and melted chocolate when we put it in the freezer. We discussed what happened when we took it out the freezer too!

Christmas party

Reception had a fantastic Christmas Party this afternoon. There was dancing, games and lots of laughs! Check out our photographs below!

Christmas jumper day!

On Friday, it was Christmas jumper day! We had a great day of Christmas crafts, games and we even had Christmas dinner (the best part!) Take a look below at our colourful Christmas jumpers and I think you’ll agree we all look fabulous!

A surprise from Stanley the Elf!

This week, Stanley the Elf left a surprise for Reception and Nursery in Forest school! We explored the grounds looking for any clues and we saw the most beautiful Christmas tree, alongside decorations which Stanley had left for us to use. We helped to bring the tree back to the class where we were able to use our creative skills to decorate it! We had lots of fun!

Room on the Broom

We listened to the Julia Donaldson story, “Room on the broom” this week. We sequenced the story, recalled the main events and made our own spooky magical potions!

Wedding celebrations

This week, we enjoyed listening to the “Scarecrow’s wedding” story, written by Julia Donaldson. We decided to have our very own wedding celebration, including our very own bride and groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen and wedding guests. We even had a disco, party food and a dance to celebrate!

Forest school adventures

As part of our “Autumn wow week” celebration, we explored forest school. We investigated the grounds, climbed trees and we even made our own magical potions. We had great fun and warmed ourselves up, by drinking hot chocolate!

Autumn days

We investigated seasonal changes this week. We listened to a range of non-fiction texts, learnt more about Autumn and explored the school grounds for natural objects and mini-beasts. We loved listening to the “Leaf man” story and we used what we found to create pieces of natural artwork.

Exploding Volcanoes

This week, we used a range of materials and tools to make volcanoes! The children discussed how volcanoes were created, they moulded their preferred shape and then painted their final design, using appropriate colour choices.

Discovering dinosaurs!

We had a surprise visitor into the classroom this week! A mysterious dinosaur entered the room when we were playing outside!
He left a trail of footprints, eggs and he even left a huge mess in the small world and paint area. The children had great fun being dinosaur detectives, mark-making and talking about their personal experience.

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