Year Groups: Reception

‘WASPS is special because everybody is friendly and helpful. We have fun whilst we learn and there is always lots to do.’

Curriculum Web Spring 3 2020 | Class 0B timetableClass 0D timetableClass 0J timetable | Spellings

A very warm welcome to Year 0!

We look forward to being able to post lots of news and useful information, which will be of interest to everyone in Year 0. So, do watch this space!


We are three classes based in Little WASPS. We play and we learn using the inside and outside environment. We have a dedicated play area outside where we explore using all our senses. During the year we make new friends and we find out about ourselves, dinosaurs, people who help us, growth, animals and traditional tales. The highlight of the year is our trip to Longleat where we get to see and hold a variety of different animals.


Class 0D – Mr. Dismore
Mr. Dismore loves the outside and is a keen sportsman.


Class 0S – Ms Jones
Ms Jones has recently joined the school covering maternity leave. Ms Jones loves the creative opportunities within Reception.


Class 0B – Mrs Bevan and Mrs Markall


Mrs Bevan and Mrs Markall job share. Mrs Bevan loves to sing and garden while Mrs Markall heads up the KS1 school choir.

Some useful information about our learning (click on the links below):


Number Bonds | Number Formation


Sound Chart | Keywords


Letter Formation

Correct Pencil Grip – Right Hand

Letter Formation for left-handers

Letter Formation for right-handers

Muddy Monday

Reception thoroughly enjoyed their science this week during Muddy Monday where they explored ‘What goes through’.  Using sieves and colanders and a range of materials,  we discovered  what materials could or couldn’t pass through a sieve.

Christmas 2019

The Reception children have enjoyed some fabulous Christmas activities. They shared a delicious Christmas lunch together with their teachers. They wore party hats and enjoyed a two course meal cooked by the wonderful kitchen staff.  The adults served them and the children were particularly appreciative!

Each class performed a Nativity show called Whoops-a-Daisy Angel! The children rose to the challenge and the parents loved all three performances. Some adults even admitted to shedding a few ‘happy tears’!


Agnes 0B – I liked the pigs in blankets. I liked the performance because mummy took a picture of me.

Sonny 0B – I liked the pudding – it was a Christmas tree ice cream!  Our show was amazing because everybody clapped.

Lucas 0S – I saw my mum and dad when I was an angel. I sang and sang and sang.

Saffron 0S – Yummy, yummy, it was yummy. I had gravy and an elf came, he hides everywhere.

Gloria 0D – I like the song ‘I have to fly to Bethlehem’.

Thomas 0D – I liked our Christmas lunch. The teachers gave us our lunch and sat with us.

Book Week 2019

During this year’s eco book week the reception children shared many different stories about the environment. They enjoyed the story The Trouble with Dragons and wrote about why they liked this book. They also drew pictures of the Truffula Trees (from The Lorax), drew pictures of Christopher Nibble and decorated themed bookmarks.

The children enjoyed visits from storytellers and poets, including Kate Wilson, and were thrilled when Oreo and Rolo, the Guinea pigs, came to school for the morning. On the last day of book week, the children came to school dressed in something green.

Bertie 0B – Book week was fun, I enjoyed seeing the Guinea pigs.
Elizabeth 0B – I enjoyed stroking the Guinea pigs.
Ivy 0S – I liked it when we dressed up.
Otis 0S – I liked dressing up in green and all the books.
Jan 0D – I liked the story about the dragons.
Hetty 0D – We dressed up in our pjs and we had a drink of hot chocolate.