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Academic Year 2018-2019

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Welcome to Reception

Both Nursery and Reception work closely together as a unit where we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We are able to access both indoor and outdoor environments and enjoy playing and learning together.


In Spring term we will start using a new classroom for part of the day. During the morning session, Reception will be with Miss Cuddy and Mrs Warrilow following a more structured timetable. Each week we will base our learning and continuous provision activities around a book. The first week back we will be looking at Charlie the firefighter and learning about all the different people in the community who help us.  



Important Reminder

Can all children please bring their reading books in daily so that staff are able to read with the children on a regular basis. Books will be changed every Thursday by Mrs Thomas. Below are some useful websites to help support your children at home with developing their reading skills:

Christmas 2018

As a special treat for all the children in Reception and Nursery we went to the Atkinson Theatre in Southport to watch the play Dear Santa. At the end of the play the children got to meet Santa and were given a very special present to take home for christmas.





Look at our amazing number work:


Remembrance Sunday













The Gruffalo: By Julia Donaldson

During October half term we asked the children to be creative and make something linked to our “Gruffalo” topic. We had some amazing creations including Gruffalo cakes, a Gruffalo carved pumpkin and character puppets. The children have used lots of different creative skills to bring their ideas to life.

Thank you to all the children who participated.








The children have been exploring using different materials to create their own masterpieces. We have been investigating what happens when we mix colours and how we can use a variety of different textures and materials to create prints. 











Marvellous Me

As well as getting to know each other, we are finding out about all our interests and what things we enjoy doing in our mini topic – 'Marvellous Me'.

We will continue through the year to look at broad themes and topics, including the seasons and celebrations, to name but a few. In these topics we will aim to follow the children’s interests and ideas, and this may lead us into other mini-topics so be sure to ask your child, and pop back to our page to see our most current learning.