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Reception Lisbon is taught by Katy Laws. Her CA is Sophie Ringland. Reception Padua is taught by Amy McMahon. Her CA’s are Sally Blasi and Marzena Zych. The Reception classrooms are in the Early Years building. At break times and lunch times they share their playground with the Year One children.  

Classroom actvities 

Below are a variety Maths based and RE based classroom activities. 

Nativity cribs and blessing 

In December 2017, the Reception children and their families made a Nativity scene.  They were so imaginative and thoughtful.  Then Father Joseph came into school to bless the cribs. 

EYSF Nativity Play

In December 2017, Nursery and Reception classes performed ‘A Little Bird Told Me’, which followed the story of a dove and a robin flying to Bethlehem and learning the Christmas story along the way. 

Children in Need – PJ Day

In November 2017, the EYFS children organised a chairty day for Children in Need.  The whole school could wear their pyjamas to school for the day in exchange for £1. 

Autumn Walk

In October 2017, the Reception Children went on an autumn walk around the school. 

Boxmoor Trust

In May 2017, both Reception classes visited the Boxmoor Trust.  They pond dipped, went on a mini beast hunt and inspired by the book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ the class took part in their own bear hunt. 

RE Resurrection Retreat Morning 

In April, both Reception classes took part in their own RE retreat morning.  They learnt about the resurrection of Jesus and took part in a number of different activities to celebrate this time of year. 

Radlett Theatre Visit

In March 2017, both Reception classes went on their first school trip to the Radlett Theatre to watch a production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.  

Kings and Queens for the day – History Day 

In March 2017, Nursery and Reception Lisbon and Padua came into school dressed as a king or queen for the day to celebrate History Day.  We all met together in the Nursery playground to parade and show off our outfits.  Some of the Reception children also bought in some work they had been doing at home about castles and Queen Elizabeth II. 

World Book Day

In March 2017, the Year 5 and 6 children visited the Reception classes as part of our World Book Day activities.  Each Reception child bought into school their favourite book and the older children read it with them.  


Jungle Jo Visit

In February 2017, Reception were visited by Jungle Jo.  She bought with her a selection of mini beasts that the children not only learnt about but got to handle too. 

Safer Internet Day

In February 2017, Reception Lisbon and Year 3 Padua joint forces to practise and perform an assembly to lead the school in their Safer Internet Day activities. 

Wow! Said the Owl

In January 2017, the Nursery and Reception children were lucky enough to be visited by The Little Angels Theatre Group who performed Wow! Said the Owl for them.