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Reception - St. Paul


 St Paul's class


Welcome to our Reception Class page. This will be updated regularly with pictures of the activities the children participate in while in Reception to help their development.


In Reception class, we have daily carpet sessions for Phonics, English, Maths and Religious Education. We know the importance of becoming an independent learner therefore we have activities both in our inside and our outside classrooms to extend our learning and apply new skills independently. More information about our learning can be found in the Curriculum newsletter.


Reminders: Children will receive homework every Wednesday. This needs to be returned on Monday morning.

Reading books and library books will be changed once a week on your child's reading day. Please sign your child's reading record after reading with them.


Miss Holloway

Whole school Science investigation: Today we had lots of fun making a lemon volcano together. We enjoyed seeing the effect created by mixing different ingredients.

Parent workshop- Today we invited our parents to join us to read a new story 'The bad tempered ladybird'. We completed activities in our classroom to help us develop our learning further. Thank you to the parents for joining us.

World book day 2023- We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters and joining in with activities focused around reading.

Spring 2- What a wonderful world: We have been learning about growing and the changes that we can see during Spring. We have focused our learning around the stories' The enormous turnip' and 'The tiny seed'.

Teddy bear hospital- We have been learning about people in our community that help us. We were invited to the teddy bear hospital workshop to explore how to take care of ourselves and our teddy bears.

RE- Celebrations: As part of our topic celebrations, we visited St George's Cathedral to explore what we can see inside to make it a special place.

Father Francis visited us at school to discuss Gods creation. We enjoyed learning about God creation and shared our previous knowledge of this.

London transport museum trip: To develop our understandig of the theme 'People who help us', we visited the London transport museum and explored different vehicles. We enjoyed seeing vehicles from the past and taking on the role as a bus driver.

Maths - We have enjoyed using our Maths area to develop our understanding of different mathematical concepts that we have been exploring during our carpet sessions.

Spring 1: 'People who help us'. We will be learning about the people in our community that help us. We will learn that not all superheroes wear capes. To start our new theme, we have been focusing our learning around the book 'Supertato'. We enjoyed making our own Supertato's using chosen resources.

Christmas holiday projects based around the world cup 2022

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Our trip to the Science museum. We enjoyed exploring the garden and the pattern pod.

RE learning- We visited Father Francis at St George's Cathedral where he showed us how a baby gets baptised to support our learning of a baptism

Autumn 2: 'In the deep dark woods'. This half term we have been learning about the changes that we can see around us during Autumn. We have enjoyed reading a variety of books to explore our theme such as 'Pumpkin soup', 'The Gruffalo' and 'Little Red'. Here are some of or activities.

Autumn 1: 'Getting to know you'. We have enjoyed settling into Reception class and getting to know each other. We are making new friends and learning how to use the activities in our classroom. Our theme this term is 'Getting to know you', we have been talking about our own experiences and the special people in our life in our play. We have been cooking meals and looking after the babies in the role play area and creating self portraits using different media.

Early Years transition: In Summer 2022 we enjoyed spending the morning in our new classroom with our parents, new friends and teachers. It helped us have lots of memories of our new school to talk about over the summer holidays.