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Reception - Cherry & Plum

New parents information for 2022/23


There will be one reception class called Cherry class. The teacher is Ms Bennett and the TA is Mrs Baker. we very much look forward to working with families, new and old, in the coming year. 

Here is the presentation from the parent's meeting for your information

Term 6 - I wonder where we should go?


As we move into our final term in Reception our enquiry will be 'I wonder where we should go?' We will be thinking about travelling and journeys. We will be map making and thinking about our place in the world and exploring how we might get there. In this enquiry we may cover some of the following fiction and non fiction books; 

‘A river ’ - Martin,  ‘Sebastian and the balloon’ – Stead,  ‘Last stop on Market Street’ - de la Pena,  ‘Float’ – Miyares,  ‘Secret sky garden’ – Sarah​, 'Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch​'- Armitage, Under the Sea Non – Fiction-​ World Atlases ​,  'Tiddler-' Julia Donaldson​


Bon Voyage! 

Home learning for term 6

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum of Intent Statement

Reception 2021

Welcome to Reception 2021! We enjoyed meeting all of you at our parents meeting and can't wait to get started.


The Reception teachers are Ms Bennett and Mrs Baker (Cherry) and Mrs Miles and Mrs Studzienna (Plum) . If you have questions you can contact us via email


Drop off - 8:50 - 9:00 via the top playground. We will meet your children at the gate ready to take them into class. Please limit what your children bring in to essentials only (packed lunch, if needed, coat, water bottle, spare clothes, wellies). 


Our day finishes at 3.20 and pick up is in the same place as drop off. We will only release children to a known adult.


Please note that from term 4 Reception will have PE on FRIDAY afternoons. On these days children should arrive at school wearing their PE kit. 


PE kit consists of black shorts or jogging bottoms, a plain t-shirt in their house colour and plimsoles or trainers. House colours will be confirmed during term 1.


We inspire our children to become life long learners by developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning . These are:

Playing and exploring: - Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’. Children who actively participate in their own play develop a larger store of information and experiences to draw on which positively supports their learning ​

Active learning: - Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties. They are proud of their own achievements. For children to develop into self-regulating, lifelong learners they are required to take ownership, accept challenges and learn persistence.​

Creating and thinking critically: - Children develop their own ideas and make links between these ideas. They think flexibly and rationally, drawing on previous experiences which help them to solve problems and reach conclusions. 

Term 5 - I wonder how it moves

Our next enquiry is about moving. We might ask questions like How do I get there? ​Where in the world have you been? ​Where do we live in the UK / world? ​What does actually move?

We will be looking with vehicles past and Present ​and designing our own transport! ​

Stories we might read are -

The Snail and the Whale​

The Way back Home ​

The Naughty Bus ​

Mr. Gumpy’s Outing ​

The Train Ride ​

Bob, The Man on the Moon ​

Beegu ​

Oi! Get off my train! 


Home Learning for term 5

Term 3 enquiry: I wonder who lives here?

In this enquiry we might be exploring the following; Life cycles, Safari, Animals around the world, Climates / Hibernation, Down on the Farm , Mini Beasts , Animal Arts and crafts, Night and day animals ​and Animal patterns. This will depend on where the children's interests take us.



Term 3 Home Learning

Term 2 Enquiry - I wonder what stories we share

This is our enquiry for term 2. We will introduce children to a range of fictional characters and creatures from stories and to begin to differentiate these characters from real people in their lives. We will also spend time thinking about Diwali and Christmas!

Home Learning Term 2

Term 1 Enquiry: I Wonder Who We Are?

We will be talking about starting school and our new class. We will follow the interests of the children but areas we may touch upon include -

Superheroes ​-People who help us 

What I might become in the future

Staying healthy / Food 

How have I changed? ​

My family

What am I good at? ​

How do I make others feel? ​

Being kind / staying safe ​