Mrs Simpson and  Mrs Carey


A big warm welcome to Reception children and families!


 Find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage.  Download our Parents' Booklet by clicking here.


Find our curriculum overview by clicking here.


Topic Information

Our Topics this term are  Weather, winter and Penguins Food and growing. We will be studying in detail the books "Blue Penguin," Petr Horacek, and "The Gigantic Turnip"Aleksei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey

Our RE themes areLocal Church- Community: Celebrating, Eucharist- Relating:  Gathering, Lent/Easter

Over the year we will be covering lots of topics in roughly the order stated below.

Every day in Reception is very busy. We love to learn through play in our areas of continuous provision and spend lots of time investigating. Below is a rough outline of what our week looks like (although sometimes things do change a bit)!


As well as teaching RE through the 5Ws, we refer to them on a daily basis across the curriculum and link them to Reception routines and expectations.  Below is how we discuss them with the children.


Our teachers welcome us into Reception every day. We welcome each other.  We try to be like Jesus. Jesus welcomes everyone.


Our teachers look after us. We look after each other. We are all friends in Reception. Jesus looks after all of us.

Word of God

We listen to the Word of God from God’s special holy book -The Bible. We try to be good, kind and caring like Jesus.


We try to be good like Jesus. We try to make the right choices by using kind hands and kind words.


We worship God by praying and singing together. We pray to God Our Father, Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit.

Work and play in Reception

We have been learning lots indoor and out. Can you guess what we were learning?

We ♥ Reading!

We love reading books but sometimes you can't carry enough around.  Don't worry!  Have a look at some of these reading books by Oxford Reading Tree.  They are excellent.  Click here for the library.