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Welcome to Reception

Butterfly Class Teacher: Miss Trimble

Butterfly Class LSA: Mrs Williams

Caterpillar Class Teacher: Mrs Champion

Caterpillar LSA: Miss Reed

Dragonfly Class Teacher: Miss Cooper

Dragonfly Class LSA: Mrs Jarman


In Reception, we love learning through play and exploring new activities through exciting new topics.  We have three indoor classrooms and a large outdoor classroom where the children love to play in our mud kitchen, sandpit, construction and role play areas. We love getting messy and having lots of fun!  We spend some time in our class groups and the rest of our time mixing together as a year group and making decisions about which area to visit.  Each classroom is based around an area of learning.  We have a literacy and communication based room, a maths and construction based room and a science and arts based room.

Caterpillar Class is the literacy based room and we do lots of drawing, mark making and reading in this classroom.  We have our very own reading space where the children love to share a collection of fiction and non-fiction books and act out stories that they know well using puppets and story props.  We also practise our Talk for Writing stories and using a range of new vocabulary in our discussions with others.

The next class is Dragonfly Class which is the maths based room where we do lots of counting, sorting and shape work.  Children can use their building skills to create their very own masterpieces using our construction equipment.  We love to explore shape and measure in our play too and we create some fantastic shape models and pictures.

Finally, we have Butterfly Class which is the discovery room where we explore lots of science activities, art and design work and imaginative play.  We have our own stage area where children love to act out their favourite stories and songs.  We also love put on our own puppet shows using our puppet theatre.

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