Easter Gardens

Before the Easter holiday children in Reception learnt about the Holy period; the story of Jesus’s death and resurrection and what the cross means to Christians. They engaged in many activities to support their understanding of this special time, including: tasting hot cross buns, decorating crosses, painting flowers and crosses and even participating in a church tradition of going on an Easter egg hunt. Following this, Reception were set a homework challenge to create an Easter garden to which they had previously learnt about too. Creating these wonderful Easter gardens demonstrated the children’s understanding of the first Easter and why it is so important to Christians in a fun and purposeful way. Great work!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

On Monday 3rd December, Reception went on a trip to West Brook Lodge Farm: what an exciting day, full of Christmassy fun!

We met Santa and got a present from his elves, made Christmas cards, reindeer food and wrote letters to Santa. We also took part in a nativity play and dressed up on the stage! Lastly we looked at some of the animals on the farm. It was brilliant and we were so proud of our well-behaved children too.

The Reception Team

Parent/Carer Workshops

We look forward to welcoming parents/carers to our Reception workshops. We will let the children settle and then send out information later in the term.

Please let any member of the team know if you would like to attend.


  • Arrive at school on time- doors open at 8.30am and settle your child in an activity
  • Please label everything!  Clothes, shoes, bags, coats, hats etc!
  • Always bring your child’s book bag.
  • It would be helpful to provide a spare set of clothes to be left on your child’s peg- in the event of any little accidents!
  • Please help your child to be prepared for all weathers with appropriate clothing as we go outside everyday!
  • You can help at home by prompting independence for your child; dress themselves, feed themselves and manage their own toileting needs.
  • Talk to your child about their learning that you can see on tapestry