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Reception - Lumley

Welcome to Reception - Lumley!




We are Reception. Our class teacher is Miss Clayton and our TA is Mrs Holmes.

During the school day we have a free flow system which allows the children to access the outside area and also Foundation Stage One. The children enjoy sharing activities with the children within Foundation Stage One and working with their class teacher Mrs Cave and TA Mrs Bevington.


This half term we our topic is growing. We are thinking about a range of areas within this topic including animals, plants and ourselves.

We are going for a walk to a local small holding where we will be able to feed some lambs and look at the other animals there.

We are also going on a tip to the Tropical Butterfly House. We are very excited about this and we are looking forward to seeing what creatures we can find.


There are many more things which we will be doing in this topic including. We will be going to visit the ‘Bug Hotel’ which we built last term. I wonder what insects have decided to make home there?


We are going to be thinking about plants and we will be planting sunflower seeds. As a class we will be looking at the artist Van Gogh and his famous pictures of the sunflowers. We are then going to have the opportunity to create our own sunflower picture.


We will also be thinking about ourselves and how we have changed. We will compare ourselves from when we were a baby to how we are now, thinking about our appearance and then things that we can do.


We are going to be very busy this half term!


Our PE days are on a Wednesday and Friday but we do ask for PE bags to be left at school for the whole week.

On a Monday, Wednesday and Friday reading books are changed.  . Please can we ask that your child brings to school a pair of trainers as we will be using the ‘Trim Trail’ at various times through the week. 


Guided Reading is carried out with a small group of children every day. Myself or Mrs Holmes carries out one-to-one reading with each child at least once a week. We ask that every child brings their reading book with them to school every day.  

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!