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Reception September 2021 Welcome Booklet

Welcome to Reception!

Elm Class - Miss Houghton

Oak Class - Miss Parker

2021/2022 Events


Weston Playhouse Pantomime Visit on 14th December 2021:
The Reception and Key Stage 1 will be visiting the Weston Playhouse to enjoy a performance of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' on 14th December (more details to follow shortly).


Reception Welly Walk - Term 1: The Reception children went on a welly walk around the school to spot the signs of Autumn. They collected nature's treasures to bring back to the classroom to use as part of their learning. The children enjoyed using the autumn checklist and magnifying glasses to help them on their hunt.






2020/2021 Events

Reception had lots of fun finishing their first year at St Martin’s with a water fight. They all enjoyed playing different games like “drip, drip, drench” and loved getting the teachers very wet! A huge well done for a fantastic year Reception from all of the Reception Team.



Elm Class children had lots of fun investigating and showing determination with the Marble Mazes which Y6’s made during Term 5.
They persevered to travel the marble around the board and helped their friends by finding ways to do it together! 

“We think they are excellent, thank you for letting us play with them Y6”! 

(Reception Classes Easter Bonnet Parade - Term 4)


This week Reception have been learning all about habitats!
The children have all been incredibly creative and focused. Here are some of the fantastic shoebox displays that they have made.  Well done Reception!

(Reception Team 5th March 2021)

(Anti-Bullying Week and Odd Socks Day)

Well done to all our Reception children who worked extremely hard during their home learning; listening to stories from their Teachers, learning new sounds, taking on new Maths challenges every day and also practising their phonics and reading skills on Reading Eggs - we have lots of golden eggs already!  Well done for adapting so well to home learning Reception - we're so proud of you!    (18th November 2020)

Nativity Dressing Up Day Tuesday 15th December 2020: Reception children all enjoyed their Nativity Day. They dressed up and practised retelling the Christmas Story. The children also sang their nativity songs, made their own crowns and built stables for baby Jesus!


They worked really hard on their Nativity which they recorded to share with parents and carers. Please click this link which will take you to the uploaded YouTube video recording:

We hope you enjoy watching!


During Term 1 Reception have been learning about what makes them special. The children all worked very hard and have persevered to paint some beautiful self portraits. They showed lots of resilience skills as they kept checking their features in the mirror before painting.

Here are some examples ... If you are in Reception, can you see yours?😊🎨




CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: For the latest Curriculum Termly Topic for Reception Classes please see link at the bottom of this page.


Phonics Workshop:  For any parents/carers who were unable to attend any phonics workshops, you can have a look at the following Youtube videos which will explain the phonics sounds, actions and blending.


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In time, your child will get an opportunity to take their class friend 'Zack the Zebra' or 'Harry the Hippo' home and share your experiences. We ask you to record the visit in a simple diary which we will read when the Class Friend is returned to school. If you are visiting somewhere exciting let us know and you can take the class friend along too! 



The children will settle into various routines, please be patient with them (and us) if they come out without some of their belongings. We do our best to ensure they have all of their belongings before leaving the class. If they need to collect anything from the classroom we ask that you wait until all the children have been handed to their parents and carers. We want to ensure ALL children are safely handed over to the correct adult. Your child’s safety is of paramount importance to us. Thank you for your co-operation.

School equipment is only for use in school hours whilst supervised by staff, please ensure your children do not use the equipment before and after the school day. 



Children can bring in a piece of Fresh Fruit in a named container to eat during afternoon snack. Water is available in school throughout the day in a named individual water bottle which school provided. 



If you are providing a packed lunch for your child we ask that it is sympathetic to our Healthy Schools policy. For delicious, healthy and nutritious lunch box ideas please check out the NHS website,    Thank you again for your co-operation. 



We have a number of children who are allergic to nuts, therefore we are a nut free zone in school and ask that lunch-boxes do not contain them. This includes peanut butter, chocolate and hazelnut spread and any cereal bars containing nuts. Your cooperation in this matter is most appreciated.



We will begin home learning in a few weeks time, please comment and sign the home learning sheet. Home learning will be given out on a Friday and due in on Wednesday. 



We will be completing electronic learning diaries. All of our observations of your child’s learning will be captured using an Ipad and sent to a secure website where we are able to look carefully at their progress and plan specifically for their next steps. We would like to share your child’s learning with you, if you would like to receive online updates please ensure you have completed the consent form and have provided your current email address.  Feel free to make comments on the observations and send back to us, we are  in partnership with you as your child learns. 

New Reception September 2020 Parents Online Induction and Presentations: