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Welcome to Reception (FS2)


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I will update this page with things you need to know, such as topics we are covering, important dates  or photos and I will always put the new content at the top. Please don't forget to scroll down however as I never delete the previous information.





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Please find below some activities and You Tube videos that you and your child/ren can enjoy to continue their learning.This topic work will change weekly but the other links will remain in order to learn and consolidate what your child knows.

Each activity is linked to a different area of our EYFS curriculum and is labelled as such. There is a video of Pie Corbett telling the story of the Little Red Hen, which you can join in with. (It is slightly different to ours but you can still join in.) Perhaps you can write the story, or even change the story to something else?! I have added some Topic work about Easter (Salvation) for the children to continue their learning.

I have added links, images and episodes of shows in order to keep you busy, including a free sign language course. These will stay each week in order to help consolidate your learning. Please remember to do your phonics (RWInc) everyday as little and often will help you remember them and assist your reading and writing.

Please scroll down for all of the activities as I keep updating them through out the week.

Anything you do, please upload it to Tapestry so we can see the fun that you have been getting up to!

EAD: Toilet Roll Challenge!


With every one running out of toilet roll, I thought that we could use the toilet roll tubes to good effect. Rather than it being household waste, these tubes fill me with imagination and creativity.

My challenge is that you create a model, using glue, paint or whatever you want, and then upload a picture of it on Tapestry. Make sure you tell me what you have used and why, and then I will will share them all with you so you can see your classmates efforts.

As I always say, your rubbish is my treasure! Happy creating!

Click on the document below which will show you all of the hard work your classmates has been putting into their Toilet Roll Challenge. Well done everyone who has taken part and I hope that more can be created!

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Toilet Roll Challenge Pictures

PE (PD): Every morning Joe Wicks will be holding a PE session at 9.00 which he streams live on You Tube. This is something that the entire International Community has been joining in with, and he gives shout outs to children far and wide. Join him each day, in your kitchen or living room in order to get your fitness levels zooming!

Storytime with Mrs Kabesh


Storytime with Mrs Kabesh is here! 


These will be short stories read by me as I miss these sessions the most. Please see below!


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Red; a Crayon's Story by Michael Hall

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Red the Crayon is red. It says so on his label. So why does he feel so blue?

Max the Brave by Ed Vere

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Max is a brave little kitten who only wants to chase mine...if he can find one.

Zog by Julia Donaldson

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Zog goes to Madam Dragon's school - but will he ever learn how to capture a princess?

Handwriting Paper

C&L:Pie Corbett telling the Little Red Hen Story

Reading & Writing: Tricky Words and Sight Words Song Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children co...

Reading & Writing


Maths:3D Shapes Song | Shapes for kids | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "3D Shapes Song" - an upbeat, funky music video that shows various three dimensional shapes. Join our characters as they learn 4 ...

Maths: Numberblocks - Counting Backwards! | Learn to Count

As seen on CBeebies! Watch Numberblocks full episodes on BBC iPlayer: Learn how to count backwards starting from fifteen with the Numb...

Topic: Easter - Salvation and The Good Samaritan


I have added some work all about Easter. Use the Powerpoint to discuss with your child/ren what happens during the Easter time (Salvation) and discuss the feelings of those involved. (eg, 'how do you think Jesus felt when he carried the Cross?') in order to get them to think about others feelings.

They can used the attached handwriting paper to write some simple sentences, such as 'Jesus felt sad'. (The name Jesus you would have to help spell but the rest the children can do by themselves, using their phonics to sound out words.)

There is also work on the story of The Good Samaritan and a sensory story to help the children get involved. From here they are can write sentences about what they can remember.

Maths continues to focus on number order and counting, which we can never have enough of! Remember little and often is the key.

Please continue with the daily Phonics lessons, especially focussing on Set One and Set Two, but remember to challenge them with Set Three if you think they are ready. After these sessions, perhaps encourage the children to write some words down or a simple sentence using the sounds that they have been focussing on.

There are some creative (EAD) activities for the children to do as they go along also. Encourage them to tell you what colours they are going to use and why. Remember the toilet roll challenge too!


Happy learning!heart

Bored at home? No way!

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Bored at home? No way! 2


Spring Term One


I hope that you have had a lovely festive holiday and are well rested!


We start the new year by discovering Space in our Topic, Out of this World! We will be reading How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers, which is a lovely story about a little boy who just cannot catch a star however hard he tries. Our Talk for Writing work will be based around Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy which follows Baby Bear who wants to fly to the moon in his home made rocket ship! We will start with our observatory visit coming to school which will be a great way to discover what is beyond our own Planet Earth. Our daily phonics continue learning more sounds and hearing as many as we can in order to write them down and our Maths continues working with numbers beyond 10.


A Little Nativity


Well done everyone for an AMAZING Nativity! Teachers and parents were so very proud of you all. Your singing was beautiful and brought a tear to everyone's eye. A massive WELL DONE to you all; your very first production at St Mary's!


World Nursery Rhyme Week


A huge thank you to all who supported the children and the Foundation Stage with World Nursery Rhyme Week. The children absolutely loved performing and they blew us all away with their confidence! Across Nursery and Reception classes, a breath-taking £360.00 was raised which we intend to spend on developing our small world and construction provision.


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Forest School

Forest School 1


Choosing Our Own Learning

Choosing Our Own Learning 1


Autumn Term Two


During this term our topic is called I'm the King of the Castle! We will be reading The Knight Who Wouldn't Fight (Helen Docherty) which tells the story of the Knight 'Ned' who does not want to fight trolls or dragons, but is actually more interested in being kind and sharing books with his friends. Through this story we aim to teach to you can be whoever you want to be and be friends with anyone...even a naughty Dragon! During Literacy we will continue with our daily phonics sessions focussing on initial sounds and blending. This will help us when we explore an information text 'Can you Spot a Fire Dragon?' through Talk 4 Writing. Science will see us helping our friends as we rescue them from blocks of ice (could a dragon really be helpful?) and we will continue with Forest School. We are exploring numbers to 10 during Maths through songs., rhymes and manipulatives.

As soon as December hits, it is CHRISTMAS!!!! This means we will be performing A Little Nativity. This is the traditional tale of the Nativity performed through song and action. To prepare us for this, we will be Following the Star by taking a walk all the way to Bethlehem (a local farm) in order to take a visit to see Mary, Joseph and of course Baby Jesus surrounded by the lowing cattle. (12th December)


Godly Play Christening

Godly Play Christening 1


Forest School Introduction Term One

Forest School Introduction Term One 1


The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile 1


Who are we???


Mrs Kabesh - Reception Class Teacher and SENCo

Mrs Powell - Reception Teaching Assistant extrodinaire

Miss Wildsmith - Reception Cover Teaching Assistant

Miss Thompson - SEN Support Assistant

Miss Smith - SEN Support Assistant

Gardener Towner - Reception Gardener

Mr Kirtley - Forest School Instructor

Miss Belnavis - Nursery Teacher

Mrs Bevington - Nursery Nurse



Autumn Term One


During this term we are going to ourselves through the topic All About Me! We will be reading the book Handa's Surprise in order to explore what being a good friend is all about as well as comparing where we live (The UK) to where Handa lives (Africa). We will be learning the traditional tale, The Three Little Pigs through Talk 4 Writing strategies to encourage communication and language as this is a key area for the Early Years. We will start with our phonics programme, RWInc which we will do every day ensuring the children are exposed to correct pencil grips and letter formation. As well as this, we will practise countingsinging and exploring our new school environment.


I can't wait to get going, so I hope you feel the same!


Days to Remember


Monday afternoon - Forest School

Please bring wellies with names inside 


 Friday afternoon - Fitness Friday

Please ensure you have a PE kit with names in all items