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Welcome to Reception 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Reception Class.  Here you will find lots of information about what your child is learning in school.  

In the home learning section there is work set daily, alongside live Teams sessions during each day.  Remember to check at the end of each day to take a look at all the amazing learning which has taken place.


A member of Reception team will be available to answer any questions between 8am and 4.30 pm.  We hope you love our learning!

Welcome to the Summer Term in Reception Class.  We have been busy making sure the classroom is all ready for the children returning after the Easter break.  Take a look at our classroom and also all the activities we completed to celebrate Easter.  It's great to have you all back Reception Class!  Here you will also find an overview for the work we will cover this half term.

Receptions Got Talent

We have had so much fun outside this week. We have been spotting planes, counting the windmills,looking for baby lambs, making daisy chains and finding mini beast.

Our rights matter! In Reception we have a class charter which we follow and we wrote our own rules.

We had so much fun in school at Easter.

We all love being back together again! (Week beginning 8th March)

Look how talented Immy and Pippa are!

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Look how busy we have been in Reception Class this half term. We have learned lots about hot and cold countries. Look at our remote learning pages for even more!

Today we all made party hats and enjoyed our Christmas dinner.

We have had fun dressing up and pretending to be the Smartest Giant at Northern!

The Fun We Have...

Autumn 2 learning jigsaw

Take a look at our classroom

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Now look at our outside area

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Looking back at Reception 2019 - 2020

Information to share with children about returning to school.

Hello Reception class. It’s Miss Nuttall here. I hope you are all well. I’m missing you all lots. I would love you to send me some pictures of you at home with your family. Please email your pictures to I will really look forward to seeing all your pictures. 😘

Wow !! This is fantastic to see. I love the picture of you measuring your sunflower. Miss Nuttall.

How nice to see Pippa and her sister making Pizzas. Keep up the good work girls. Miss Nuttall.

I was so happy to receive some fantastic work from Olivia this morning. Your sunflower is looking great and your drawing is so neat. Keep up the good work Olivia . Miss Nuttall

We have been learning how to wash our hands correctly and how important it is. When using the soap we sing happy birthday in our head then at the end of the song we wash the soap off.

As our topic in class is Dinosaurs we really enjoyed getting the opportunity to go and visit Dippy the Dinosaur in Rochdale. On the way we all sang songs on the coach and loved the gifts we got from the shop.

We have been planting sunflowers seeds in class. The children will bring them home so you can watch them grow. We have also been drawing and labelling our plants.

Numeracy is always fun to learn in Reception.

Look what we have been doing in January 2020. Learning is always so much fun in Reception.

We were very lucky that Kylie from PDSA came in to talk to us about looking after our pets.  Reception and Year One then joined together to learn the essentials for our pets.  They need food and water, exercise, people to love them, shelter and warmth.  We are now going to be the best pet owners ever!


Curriculum overview for Spring 2


Smartie the Penguin has been helping us stay safe online.


In Reception Class we have been learning how to stay safe online.  We have followed the story of Smartie the Penguin ( know who we must tell if we see something which is not right on the internet.  We know that we mustn't click on things if we don't know what they are and always ask permission to use the internet so that an adult can make sure we are accessing content which is appropriate for our age.


Thanks Smartie!

A class full of bookworms!

Today we welcomed parents and carers into class to look at all the different ways we use books in Reception Class.  We don't just enjoy listening to stories and trying to read them ourselves.  We like acting out the stories in the tuff trays, dressing up as the characters, building the settings in construction or retelling the stories using puppets.  We have also been looking at lots of non-fiction books and have tried to replicate Antarctica using sugar cubes.  We loved showing the grown ups our classroom!

Gong hei fat choy!


We had a wonderful time in Reception Class dancing with fans, learning traditional Chinese dances and also taking part in a mini dragon parade.  We have really loved learning all about Chinese New Year. 

Today in Reception we have been tasting Chinese Food. We tried spring rolls, prawn toast, rice, noodles, sweet and sour chicken and Prawn crackers. We also had our very own fortune cookie at the end. Thank you to Bacup Chippy for supplying us with this lovely food.

Reception Class loved meeting Harold the giraffe today! We learned about the organs in our bodies and some of us had to demonstrate where these organs are located.  Harold loves to dance so we all danced around and then felt our hearts as they were beating faster.

All of the Reception children promised Harold that they would brush their teeth every morning and night.  Thank you Harold and Stephen!


These last 2 weeks we have been reading the story of Handa's Surprise.  Mrs Ewens brought the fruits from the story into class for us to try.  Most of us loved them!  

We know that these fruits can't grow in Weir (or anywhere in the UK) as they need to grow in hot countries and we have been looking at which parts of the world are usually hot or cold.

This week Reception have really enjoyed taking part in Learn to Ride Bikeability. It has been lovely to see how much they have progressed over the three days.

Spring 1 overview

We are learning about winter in Reception Class and how other parts of the world are cold and icy all of the time.

We have been so busy in Reception Class over the Christmas period. We have written the Christmas story, celebrated by making Christingles, snow globes, rice krispie Christmas trees, festive musical instruments and bird feeders! We also performed a fabulous nativity play, had a trip to the Boo Theatre and met the man himself, Father Christmas! We are looking forward to Christmas so much. Merry Christmas to everyone from Reception Class.

Reception Class had the most magical time at the Boo Theatre.  We went on a magical mystery tour through time to help Santa save Christmas!  At the end of our time-travel journey, we were amazed to find it snowing inside!  We also made our very own snow globes which we will treasure.




Autumn in Reception Class

We are proud to be a UNICEF Rights Respecting School!

We have had a busy first week back in Reception Class!  We have been learning about the festival Diwali and have made some beautiful Rangoli Patterns.  We have also used the globe to find countries which traditionally celebrated Diwali.  Also this week, we have completed and written some scary potions and labelled Halloween objects we have found around the classroom.  We have enjoyed listening to Room on the Broom and have re-enacted the story using the characters in the role play area.

Curriculum overview for Autumn 2

We are learning about how Christians and Jews celebrate Harvest.

Parents come to see Reception children at work!

Over the last few weeks we have had lots of fun reading Supertato books.  We have made our own super hero veggies and have also made traps to capture the Evil Pea in the construction area!  We even made Evil Pea soup!  Here is the display of all the super hero vegetables we have made.


Roald Dahl Day

We had a fabulous day dressing up for Roald Dahl Day! We made new machines for the chocolate factory in the construction area, potions in the mud kitchen for George's Marvellous Medicine and wrote shopping lists for the Twits. We all had so much fun!

Parent drop in letter and Read Write Inc links

Wow! What a fabulous first week the children in Reception Class have had. Each and every one of them has settled in so well and myself and Miss Nuttall are extremely proud of them. We have enjoyed our supermarket role play area, construction, crafts and also playing outside in our very own garden. We are looking forward to next week for our first full week in school. Well done Reception children, keep it up!

Welcome to Reception Class!