Reception Lisbon is taught by Katy Laws. Her TAs are Sally Blasi and Daniella McNulty. Reception Padua is taught by Abbie Clark. Her TA is Dominika McKeown. The Reception classrooms are in the Early Years building. At break times and lunch times they share their playground with the Year One children.
School Closure Home Learning
In March 2020, we have been celebrating Lent. We tried pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, Mrs Wilson visited us to place crosses on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday, we re-enacted Palm Sunday and the Last Supper and we learnt about how Jesus died for us on the cross.
Big Me Week
In March 2020, the whole school took part in a Big Me Week and raised money for Action Aid. We have been learning about people who help us and we had a visit from a mummy who is a nurse!
World Book Day
In March 2020, we celebrated World Book Day. We bought in our favourite books from home and then Year 6 came down to read them to us. It was lovely making a Year 6 friend! John, their teacher, then read us all Burglar Bill – even the Year 6 children enjoyed listening! We also went on a book scavenger hunt.
Over January and February 2020, we have been using the climbing and gym equipment to practice our gym skills.
In February 2020, we celebrated Candlemas, when Baby Jesus was presented at the Temple. We learnt about how Jesus is the Light of the World and how we all have a little light inside of ourselves.
In January 2019, we started to learn about Biblical Parables. We read ‘The Lost Coin’, ‘The Good Samaritan’, ‘The Prodigal Son’ and ‘Zacchaeus’ – about when Zacchaeus met Jesus and changed his ways. We thought about how Jesus gave Zacchaeus a chance to change.
Chinese New Year
In January 2020, the Reception children celebrated Chinese New Year together. We read the origin story and spent the afternoon created different New Year crafts. We made lanterns, musical instruments and lucky red money wallets. We even had the chance to visit Katy’s ‘Chinese restaurant’!
In December 2019, the Reception children and their families created these beautiful cribs depicting the Nativity scene. They used many different materials and ideas! Father Joseph came in to bless the cribs and then they were put on display for the rest of the school and families to see.
In November 2019, Reception children went on a shape hunt around the school to look for 2D shapes in real objects.
The Church and Noah’s Ark
In October 2019, the children started to learn about what a Church is. We created a display for the rest of the school to see what we had been doing. In November 2019, we started to look at the Bible. In particular we focused on Noah’s Ark.
Welcome Coffee Afternoon
In October 2019, we invited Reception parents and carers to join us for a coffee afternoon. It was a lovely way for grown ups to meet staff and to meet each other. Thank you to everyone who came.
In September 2019, the new Reception children were thinking about themselves, their families and their homes. They created beautiful self-portraits and started to learn how to write their names.
EYFS Sports Morning
In May 2019, all of the EYFS children took part in their Sports Morning. They each ran three races; a straight race, a bean bag race and an obstacle race. They all tried really hard and cheered each other on too.
In May 2019, Reception 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.