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 Welcome to Willow Class!

                                                   Mrs Duke, Miss Morris, Miss Morris and Miss Peck 

Welcome to Reception!



We are so excited for a brilliant first year at school. Reception is a year full of fun where we learn new skills that prepare us for the rest of our time in school.

In Reception we are:

  • Explorers
  • Investigators
  • Artists
  • Readers
  • Mathematicians
  • Scientists
  • Writers

Most of the learning in Reception is child initiated, where they have access to a range of play based learning opportunities including role play, small world, creative jobs, construction, maths and writing. The children have access to both Reception classrooms as well as our outdoor learning area, The Den. A typical day in Reception sees us learning to read in Phonics, write letters in handwriting and have daily Maths, English and topic carpet time sessions.


Our PE day is a Thursday, children can come to school in their PE kit. Please ensure that your child is not wearing jewellery on this day.


November 2021

Willow class had a fantastic PE lesson being pirates today! We built our own pirate ship with its own plank- look at our scary pirate faces! We practised balancing along the plank, pretended to scrub the deck, rowed our own boats and climbed up the rigging. Well done Willow Class for being fantastic pirates!


 Willow Class were working together as a brilliant team and supporting each other in their PE lesson. 😀

What we are learning about

Autumn Term 1  - Who am I?

Autumn Term 2 -  Can you tell me a story?

Spring Term 1 - Who helps us?

Spring Term 2 - Have you been down to the woods today?

Summer Term 1 - How does your garden grow?

Summer Term 2  - Shall we go on a journey?


Our homework in Reception is linked to our current topic and you will have received a topic overview and suggestions of homework earlier in the term. The suggestions given will link in with what we are learning in the classroom and will help to consolidate your child’s learning, however we would value any other learning your child does at home. We would encourage you to go with your child’s interests when they are learning at home and use play as a means to learn. There is huge value in playing together as you can create opportunities for turn taking, number skills, speaking and listening…the list is endless! Sometimes we will send home extra paper based homework such as Phonics which we would ask for you to do together. Your child will also come home with a reading book and a library book. The reading book is to share together, encouraging your child to talk about what is happening and join in with some words if they can read them. Library books are chosen by the child for you to read to them at home. Any reading can be recorded in your child’s reading record. There are also some book based challenges at the front to do too. We do not have a homework book in Reception but instead would love to see photos or videos of what your child has been doing at home; these can be sent to Alternatively if your child has created some art or a model, they are welcome to bring it in to show us.

What we have been doing!

November 2021

Willow class have been learning about celebrations. We have learnt about Diwali and Bonfire Night. Today we have been exploring making fireworks in lots of different ways!





Our classroom and The Den