Reception Class News

Thank you!

Posted on Friday 23 July 2021 by Mrs Wood

I can’t believe it’s the last day of school!

Even though the school year has been a bit of a crazy one, this video highlights what a fantastic year you’ve all had!

I just want to say that I am so proud of all of you and how you’ve persevered with all of your learning both in school and at home.

Thank you to all the F2 children for being such an amazing class!  I sure will miss you next year.
I will make sure I pop my head into your new classroom to see how you’re all getting on.
On the other hand, I am excited to welcome back our F1 children and continue their learning journey in Reception.

Have the best summer Foundation!

Our trip to the park

Posted on Thursday 22 July 2021 by Mrs Wood

Click here to see how much fun we had at the park!

Animal Day

Posted on Tuesday 20 July 2021 by Mrs Wood

Click here to watch some of the highlights from our ‘roarsome’ day.

Health week

Posted on Friday 16 July 2021 by Mrs Wood

We’ve had a happy and healthy week doing lots of fun activities.

Personal Challenges
On Monday, Thursday, and Friday we had a go at 3 challenges: speed bounce, standing long jump, and a stork balance.  The children recorded their scores on their personal challenge cards to see if they managed to beat their previous scores.

Sports day
Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to watch.
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Click here to watch some of the highlights.

Dance workshop
On Tuesday, a lady from Wetherby Arts Festival came to teach Foundation some contemporary dance moves.  Throughout the session, we used our imaginations to create different moves.
At the end of the workshop, we used all the skills we had learnt to create our own simple routines.
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4

F2 Parents
Please can all reading books be returned by Wednesday 21 July.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend in the sunshine.

Space, doctors and hot air balloons

Posted on Friday 09 July 2021 by Mrs Wood

Our focus story this week was The Great Balloon Hullabaloo by Peter Bently.
On the carpet, we looked at the solar system and found out lots of new facts. The children have loved learning about space and were eager to find out more information by asking questions. We used Google to help us find out some of the answers.
On Tuesday, we did a space quiz to see if we had remembered all the key facts. The children smashed it and scored 6 out of 6!  
The F2 children used their imaginations to draw and write about what they if they went on an adventure to space.

At the beginning of the week, the creative challenge was to make a hot air balloon. All of the children were fabulous at following instructions and successfully made their very own hot air balloons.
This week, we’ve been at the doctors’ surgery. It’s been super busy all week… at one point the waiting room was full!
Sticking to the space theme, the challenge at the playdough table was to make odd and even aliens.
“My alien is even because it has 4 arms.”
“My alien is odd and even.”
“My alien is odd because it has one leg.”
“My alien is odd because it has 3 legs.”
Home-Link Challenge

  • Your child can come to school in their PE kit all week.
  • Sports day 10.30-11.30 – only 1 parent to attend
  • Please make sure your child brings a sun hat and water bottle to school every day!
  • 16.07.21 – outdoor transition activity for the F2 children.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
If you’re watching the final, I hope you enjoy the game!
Is it too early to say…it’s coming home?


Posted on Friday 02 July 2021 by Mrs Wood

On Thursday morning, we had a hedgehog visit our outdoor area. The children were amazed! We named the hedgehog Harry and watched a  video all about hedgehogs. All-day the children kept looking under the bush until they found… A FAMILY OF HEDGEHOGS!


Posted on Friday 02 July 2021 by Mrs Wood

This afternoon, we did our honesty challenge in collective workshop. The children were asked to hold a glass pebble and think about a time when they haven’t been honest.
We talked about that it can be hard to be honest, although it’s the right thing to do, it can feel very scary so we don’t get it right.

Road safety

Posted on Friday 02 July 2021 by Mrs Wood

This week, we’ve been learning all about road safety.
Thank you for sending pictures of your local walks. The children loved sharing and talking about the different road signs they found with their peers.

In literacy, we talked about The Green Cross Code and the F2 children created road safety posters. Ask your child if they can remember the green cross code.
Click here to watch us practise crossing the road.

Like every week, there are 6 new challenges for the children to do when learning in the areas of provision. Some of the challenges are planned according to the children’s interests. The two most popular challenges this week were creating puppets in the creative area and writing letters to the Fairy Godmother asking politely for three wishes.


Please remember to apply your child’s suncream before they come to school! Suncream will be reapplied at lunchtime with adult guidance.

Your child needs to bring a named water bottle every day!

Foundation’s sports day – Wednesday 14th July

Home-Link Challenge


A busy week!

Posted on Friday 25 June 2021 by Mrs Wood

Outdoor learning day
Of course, the biggest highlight of this week was our outdoor learning day. The children were split into four groups and each group got a go at each of the activities. To end the day, we decided to make a huge puddle and get really wet! The children’s behaviour was amazing and we just had so much fun learning outside. Scroll down to Monday’s post to watch the video.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the F2 children looked at photographs from the day and wrote about what they did/enjoyed.

On Wednesday, the F1 children also wrote about the outdoor learning day in their group.

This week, our focus number was 19. When watching the Numberblocks 19 video, the children loved that 19 made lots of different crazy shapes. The video focussed on 19 being an odd number. A  group of children explored making their own crazy shapes using the cubes.

“capital letter L”

“wonky bird”


We’ve also been investigating which numbers are odd and which numbers are even. We divided different amounts of objects into pairs/groups of two to find out. The children were brilliant at noticing if there was an odd one!
We are coming to the end of Phase 4. After next week, we will focus on applying the phonics skills. The children will be encouraged to read and write longer words independently. To support your child, please keep practising the phonemes and tricky words at home.
This week, we talked about not needing to blend every word. I emphasised that they don’t need to segment every word if they know it. This will support their fluency. When reading at home, please encourage this.

Sports day is just around the corner so we thought we’d better start practising.  This week, they loved showing off their amazing running, jumping, skipping and balancing skills. It was great to see the children cheering on their peers, saying well done and having a positive attitude.
Some more highlights of the week…

Sharing the biscuits equally at the teddy bears’ picnic.

Our very own mini Euros football tournament.

Sorting real and nonsense words.

Practising our fine motor skills.

Working together to build a bridge for the train.

Making models.

The hula hooping experts!

Home-Link Challenge


Outdoor learning day

Posted on Monday 21 June 2021 by Mrs Wood

 Click here to watch some highlights of our outdoor learning day.
We had so much fun!