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Reception – Mole

Welcome to Reception, where we have two classes of 30 children.

The unit is split into different areas to allow the children to participate in a wide range of activities across the seven areas of learning.

The children have opportunities to learn both in the classroom and outside in our well equipped Foundation Stage garden.

  • In Numeracy we cover counting and comparing numbers, learning names and properties of 2d and 3d shapes, money, position and direction, days of the week, weight and capacity.
  • We follow the Twinkl validated SSP for phonics.
  • Music – We sing Nursery Rhymes and investigate rhythmic patterns and moving to a steady beat.
  • Art – Our art work will involve activities which encourage the children to explore texture and pattern.

Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about the curriculum.

  • Olympic Athlete Eilidh Gibson

    Mole class had lots of fun taking part in their sponsored sports activities this week and were very excited to meet olympic athlete Eilidh Gibson.


  • Mini beasts

    We are really enjoying our mini beast topic. We have done some super writing about our favourite mini beasts and have been learning lots of facts about them.
    We went on a mini beast hunt around the garden and used our visualiser to have a closer look at some that we found. We also had a special visit from a tarantula! We learnt about its habitat and all enjoyed having a close look. 
  • Pet shop 

    We have enjoyed turning our role play area in to a pet shop this week. We have grouped our animals and made labels for them using our phonic knowledge. We have made pictures to decorate it and also made a price list. We have been really enjoying using our new role play area. 
  • A new term

    We have come back to school ready to continue our learning. We have started our new topic about mini beasts and have enjoyed looking at our non-fiction books together.
    We have been drawing pictures of mini beasts and writing labels for our pictures. 
  • Spring weather

    We have enjoyed the warmer weather this week and have taken our learning outside. We have made smoothies in the mud kitchen, a helter skelter in the construction area, searched for bugs and made sandcastles in the sand pit.

  • Being active

    This week we have enjoyed practising our gymnastics skills in the hall. We warmed up our bodies and then practised different rolls. 
    We have also enjoyed wearing our own clothes for Red Nose Day. 
  • World Book Day

    Mole class all looked fabulous in their costumes on World Book Day. We all enjoyed learning some new words, as well as visiting other classed to hear lots of stories! 

  • Chinese New Year

    We have enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year this week. We have listened carefully to the story and been making dragons, writing cards and enjoyed our new role play area. 
    We have also been practising our new sounds in phonics, we took our learning outside and practised with chalk. 
  • Another great week 

    We have had lots of fun this week. We have been enjoying the weather and doing some of our learning outside and in PE we have being developing our ball skills. We have been practising our sounds in phonics and using them to write captions and sentences. 
  • Lots of learning!

    This week we have continued our topic, Long, long ago and we have been learning one more and one less in our maths lessons. 

    We have used stacking cups in our busy fingers sessions, we were able to make very tall towers! We also continued our learning outside.