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Reach for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars



Welcome to the Reception Page!

2020 - 2021

The Reception and Nursery children are working as a unit for some of the time this year - exciting times!


Meet the Staff...

Mrs Goddard - Nursery Teacher

Mrs Kelly - Teacher & SENCO
Mrs Varney - Teacher & Assistant Head Teacher

Mrs Reynolds - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gibling - Intervention Teaching Assistant

Mrs Holmes - Teaching Assistant

Miss Atkin - Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Johnson - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Holt - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hemsley - Teaching Assistant

Every day in Reception (the early years) is different!  We follow the Early Years Curriculum when we plan our topics and activities, but most of our learning happens through play and exploration.  We learn how to be a good friend and the importance of following rules to keep them safe and happy.  "British Values" are reinforced through our exciting, enriched curriculum.





Summer 1 2021

This half term, we are continuing with our "Transport" topic in Reception, as well as starting our exciting "Welly Wednesday's." 


Welly Wednesday Fun!

We have had great fun exploring the outdoors during our Welly Wednesday's so far this half term.

Here are a few photographs for you to look at!









We can't wait until our next Welly Wednesday!


Spring 2 2021


Transport Topic

This week, we have started a new topic about 


During this topic, we will be finding out about lots of different types of transport including, hot air balloons, helicopters, boats, trains and bikes.


World Book Day

We celebrated our own "World Book Day" on Friday 12th March.  We came to school dressed up as different characters - who can you spot?




Week beginning 8th March 2021 

Welcome back!

It has been such an exciting week as everyone has come back to school! The Reception children have spent a lot of time thinking about feelings and friendships.

It is lovely to see everyone!


Christmas Jumper Day 2020

We were really excited to be able to wear our Christmas jumpers to school today.  We looked at all the different designs and noticed that there were lots and lots of reindeers!  Have a look at our fabulous photographs below.





Autumn Term 2020

Our topic this term is 
"Let's Celebrate" 

We will be thinking about;

- Starting school
- Birthdays and parties

- Making new friends 

- Special celebrations
- Autumn, harvest and the Little Red Hen
- Bonfire night
- Winter and Christmas



Reception Year 2019 - 2020......

Holiday Time!

All the Reception staff would like to wish everyone a happy, safe and fun-filled Summer holiday! 

A huge thank you to you all for your support during the last few months - it means a lot.  

See you all in September!


Spring 2 2020

Our new topic is all about


We will also be celebrating Pancake Day, World Book Day, Easter and Spring.  What a busy time of year!






World Book Day

On Friday 6th March, we celebrated "World Book Day."  We came to school wearing different costumes and we brought along our favourite books to share.

We made bookmarks, miniature books, listened to stories, explored non-fiction books and played games on the IWB.

Look at our fabulous outfits - can you spot any of  your favourite characters?





Spring 1 2020

During the first few weeks of the Spring term, we will be thinking about;



We will be exploring our school grounds for signs of the season, investigating ice (and snow), listening to stories and rhymes about Winter and creating our own icy dances based on the film "Frozen."


We are really hoping it snows during January or February!


Happy Chinese New Year!!

The year of the Rat.

We have thoroughly enjoyed today;

-Dragon dancing

-Tasting Prawn Crackers ….. yummy

-Making cards and dragons




Chinese New Year, dragon dancing & tasting Prawn Crackers

On Wednesday 8th January, we had an exciting time exploring ice!  We talked about what ice is made of and what happens when it gets warm.  We touched the ice and we used some fabulous words to describe how it felt, such as, cold, freezing, wet, icy, slippery, heavy and hard.  We all looked very surprised when we touched it for the first time! Brrrrrr! Take a look at the photographs below.


Autumn Term 2019

Our topic this term is 
"Let's Celebrate" 



We will be thinking about;

- Starting school
- Birthdays and parties

- Making new friends 

- Special celebrations

- Ilkeston fair
- Autumn, harvest and the Little Red Hen
- Bonfire night
- Winter and Christmas


On Tuesday 26th November it was our Christmas Workshop. We were amazed at how many adults came to help us and everyone had a fantastic time! We made lots of lovely pictures ready for decorating our classrooms later in the week.  A huge thank you to everyone for your help!


This week we have enjoyed completing activities around the story 'The Little Red Hen!' We made some delicious white bread and thought about how unkind the animals were.

Larkland's Bakery!

We have been thinking about Autumn this week.  We have explored the school grounds looking for different signs of Autumn, as well as doing some amazing homework about the season (take a look in our Cloakroom to see how hard we've been working)!  On Tuesday we made some tasty Autumn leaf biscuits and we have listened to lots of different stories about Autumn too.




Our Autumn Walk!


Everyone is excited when the Fair comes to town and today we visited 'Larklands' Fair. The children each had 10 pennies to spend on 4 different stalls.

-Hook a Duck

-Tin Can Alley

- A ride on the bikes

-A Doughnut….. yummy!