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Welcome to Reception Wren and Finch

Our teachers are Mrs Bailey, Mrs MacLeod and Mrs Williams

Starting in Reception parent meeting slides

In the Autumn Term our topics are Into the Woods and Winter Festivals.

In the Spring Term our topics are People that Help Us and Animals of the World.

In the Summer Term our topics are Minibeasts and Fantasy and Adventure .

  • February in Reception

    We have had a busy time this February!
    We celebrated Valentines Day by making and creating cards and pictures for our loved ones and we thought about why we are all special in class. 

    We ended our topic, ‘People who help us’, with an exciting visit from a parent who works in the police force! The children were able to go inside a police vehicle and try on lots of equipment, after listening to an engaging talk about how the police keep us safe.

  • People Who Help Us

    We have been busy! We have been learning about People Who Help Us.

    We have been having lots of fun in our role play areas, dressing up and writing purposefully!

    We also had a visitor in school. One of our parents came in to talk to us about her job and show us some of the things she and her colleagues might use. 

    Mrs Woollison  (Icknield Year 1 teacher) also came to visit us. She talked about how she helps the children in her class and answered some of the questions we had about teaching/teachers.

  • December in Reception

    What a busy term we have had! So much learning has gone on, with the children making good progress in their reading, writing and number work.

     We also had the Christmas performance to practise for and the children were great at learning their lines and actions for this. In class we have improved our fine motor skills by wrapping presents and making decorations and generally having some festive fun.

     Look at the Christmas photos below.

    We wish all our parents/carers and families a peaceful and happy break

  • Diwali in Reception Classes

    In Reception we have had fun learning about Diwali.

    We learnt about how Diwali is celebrated. We made rangoli patterns, mehndi patterns, diya lamps and learnt some Indian dancing in PE!

  • Into The Woods

    Our reception children have settled into full time education very well. We have got stuck into our topic of ‘Into the Woods’ and have been listening to lots of familiar stories like; ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’, ‘Goldilocks And The Three Bears’ and ‘The Gruffalo’. We have been discussing what we might find in our local woods and plan a visit to our wild area very soon where we will use our senses to explore the woodland.

    CIP time has been busy and pupils have been exploring all of the new and exciting toys.

  • April 2023

    Reception have been busy bees.

    Last half term we enjoyed learning about the Easter story, spotting signs of new life in our outside area and going on egg hunts. It was lovely coming back to school and sharing what the children had been up to over the Easter break.

    As the weather brightens, we will be enjoying plenty of time outside. Mrs Gore has been very busy making a great gravel area for the diggers which has proven popular.

    Here are a few pictures of the children enjoying both inside and outside activities.


  • People Who Help Us and Chinese New Year

    The children in reception have been enjoying our ‘People Who Help Us’ topic. There has been plenty of role play action. 


    This week we also discussed Chinese New Year celebrations and practised using chop sticks with noodles and practised Chinese letters and numbers. 

  • December 2022

    Reception have had lots of fun in the snow this week! It is so exciting and a great educational opportunity playing out in the snow/ice. As the week has progressed and with the weather remaining bitterly cold, we have remained a little more indoors….there are only so many pairs of soggy socks we can change!

    Wren have been on a snowy woodland walk, in our wild area, and made an amazing snowman together. Finch had lots of fun outside with Mrs Williams; making snowballs and snow angels. Later on in the week some children experimented by painting the snow too.

    Look at the photos.

  • And we’re off!

    Our Reception children have settled into the routines of school life very well!
    As you can see we have been busy exploring all of the new toys and learning our new rules and routines. Here are a few photos for you to enjoy.
    We will ensure that all children (permission allowing) have photos published over the course of the year.