Welcome to the Reception.

We are the Grasshoppers and Spiders!

Please come and visit our year group page regularly for updates of what we’re getting up to whilst in school!


Things you’ll need in school daily

  • School uniform (all named)
  • Coat
  • Book bag
  • PE kit
  • Water bottle
  • Reading book
  • Library book


Our Power of Reading Book is…

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This is a perfect book for the time of year as it supports children with their transition from Nursery into Reception.

We will learn all about Ruby and her worry and how she manages to enjoy life without it.

We love The Power of Reading as it allows us to understand each book in detail as well as being able to engage in drama, art, reading, writing, maths and singing activities. It really helps to improve our comprehension skills, too!

Key information:

PLEASE NAME EVERYTHING! If items are misplaced they are much easier to return if they are clearly named. This includes water bottles, lunch boxes, shoes and ALL uniform.

We have PE and our Library visit on a Tuesday morning. Please ensure that the children have their PE kit (red polo t shirt, black shorts and velcro trainers or plimsolls) in school along with their library book.


This is the Reading Caterpillar. We race against the other class to see who will reach the top first! To move along the caterpillar you must read at home with an adult who will record the book you have read in your reading log.

Buster’s Book Club!

Every Wednesday is Buster’s day!

Buster challenges us to read 15 minutes every Wednesday with someone at home that can record it on our Buster’s Book Club Bookmarks. On a Thursday morning, all of the children that meet the 10 minute target, plus extra, are counted up in the competition against the rest of the school.

After all of the results are in, we find out who wins Buster’s trophy for the week (the winner gets an extra playtime)!

Key websites for learning at home.

Oxford Owl – reading and maths resources

ICT games – literacy and maths games

Nrich maths  – great ideas for using maths through play  –

CBeebies – Alphablocks –