Year Groups: Reception

‘WASPS: Lessons are so fun it’ll make you want to learn. Expressive, creative and always willing to work. Express yourself through art. Imaginative, creative, committed WASPS! Buzzing about all day!’

Curriculum Web Spring 4 2020 | Class 0BM timetableClass 0D timetableClass 0J timetable | Spellings

A very warm welcome to Year 0!
Our Class Christian Values are: Service (0BM), Thankfulness (0D) and Compassion (0S)

New video message from your class teachers
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Story Time
Each week a different teacher will read a story. This week Mrs Markall is reading. We hope you enjoy listening.




We would love to see all the fabulous work you have been doing at home. If you would like to share any photos of your projects or artwork, please email the school with the photos attached and add the subject “FAO Y0 Teachers” and we will aim to update the website regularly so you can see what your friends have been up to! Please note by kindly submitting photographs/images of your child’s work you are giving permission for the material to be uploaded onto the school website.  Please state if you would rather your work is not included. Thank you.

Independent Work for Home Learning – Week commencing 1st June 2020

This term our topic in Reception is Traditional Tales. Over the next seven weeks we will be looking at the following stories, and linking these with our learning.

· Cinderella

· The Gingerbread Man

· Billy Goats Gruff

· The Three Little Pigs

· Goldilocks and the Three Bears

· The Elves and the Shoemaker

· Little Red riding hood

You could also look at other traditional tales that your family enjoyed when they were growing up. Do you have a different favourite fairy story? Feel free to explore these other stories, especially if you have books and toys at home that relate to that story.


Twinkl has lots of different resources, including a PowerPoint of the story, word banks, colouring sheets and writing frames.

Here are some ideas you could try this week.

· Retell the story of Cinderella – use a writing frame and picture clues to help. Use your sounds to help you spell words. You could copy some words from a Cinderella word mat.

· Write some invitations to a ball or a party. You could give invitations to your teddies or dolls and have a pretend ball.

· Design a shoe for Cinderella. What was the problem with her shoes, what were they made of, why did they fall off? What materials would be suitable for making shoes? Try on lots of types of shoes and talk about them. Can you walk in heels on grass? Why would wellies not be good for a ball? Design a better shoe for Cinderella, one that doesn’t fall off and isn’t made of glass.

· Make an obstacle course around the house or garden. Try to include different ways of moving and things to go under and over.

· Practise telling the time, and see if you can chime like a clock 12 times so Cinderella knows that it is midnight.

· Use a 100 square to say numbers to 100. Try to spot some patterns. Can you make your own 100 square?

Use the RWI website to keep practising the sounds, blending them to read words, and also breaking words up into their sounds (segmenting) to help with spelling.

As well as the work from your class teacher, there are a number of free learning resources available. For example:

Find out how to access some excellent, free eBooks from Oxford Owl.

Hamilton Trust:


Carol Vorderman’s The Maths Factor app:

Sir Linkalot spelling app:

While school is on pause, kids can listen for free on Audible:

Through your Libraries West library card you get free access to: Borrow Box App- audiobooks, Cloud Library App- e-books, RB Digital App- Magazines

Some of your home learning

The Reception teachers are really impressed with the work you have been doing at home.  Well done everybody.  We hope you are enjoying the different topics and we love seeing the additional ideas you are bringing to your learning.  Here are some pictures of your work. Thank you for sending your work in.



Tom’s drawing 


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 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 supported by Ms Pease and Mrs Scudamore
Mr. Dismore loves the outside and is a keen sportsman.

Class 0J – Ms Jones supported by Mrs Jones
Ms Jones has recently joined the school covering maternity leave. Ms Jones loves the creative opportunities within Reception.

Class 0BM – Mrs Bevan and Mrs Markall supported by Mrs Awramenko and Mrs Beech.
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

Literature Week

The reception children studied Rosie’s Walk, wrote a book review and created their own version of the story.

They also enjoyed a drama workshop.



Reception have enjoyed learning about people in the community around us and have had many visitors over the last few weeks.



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.