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Reception Class' Page

Mrs Wright, Mrs Wadley, Mrs Caton, Mrs Owen


Welcome to Reception Class' website page. We hope you enjoy looking at what we have been learning and doing in school. We have posted useful links for you to help your child at home.

Hello everyone!


Welcome to Reception class 2020-2021

We look forward to sharing your child's first year at school with you.


Mrs Wright and Mrs Wadley


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The Gingerbread Man

What a busy week we had learning about The Gingerbread Man. We listened to the story and had fun retelling it - we liked saying 'run, run as fast as you can!' We even put the words in the right order and tried hard to copy them, practicing our letter formation. We also made bridges for The Gingerbread Man to cross the river. Then, one morning we came into the classroom to find the gingerbread men we were going to decorate had run away! We had to solve some clues to find them. We loved it!

Handas Noisy Night

As part of Black History Week we heard the story of Handa's Noisy Night. We learnt the names of lots of different animals including pangolin, porcupine, bush-baby and woodpecker.

We made African  collar necklaces and we also painted some Ndebele Good Luck dolls.

This week we have learnt all about the Sikh and Hindu festival of Diwali, also called the festival of lights. We have heard the story of Rama and Sita. We made Diyas, these are usually clay oil lamps but we put a tealight in them. In our story of Rama and Sita the people lit the Diyas so that Rama and Sita could find their way home.

We made our own Indian sweets called Barfi and tried Indian food. Some of us thought it was a bit spicy!

We also made Diwali cards and tried on Indian clothing.

At Diwali people put Rangoli patterns on the floor they are made out of rice and pulses we used the coloured shape tiles we have in class. 

Hindus often go to the Mandir (temple) we a saw a picture of a mandir and so some of the children tried to make one with the bricks. 


Remembrance Day

We watched a programme on the interactive white board all about Remembrance day and what we are remembering on this day. We made our own poppies and then we went on a "welly walk" to the cross and placed a poppy wreath from our school.


The children looked amazing in their costumes and we had a super spooky day! 

We looked for spooky creatures in scary spaghetti and made silly soup in cauldrons. We practiced our cutting skills to make a pumpkin and went on a pumpkin hunt! We sang some spooky songs and finished our day watching 'Room on the Broom'. What a busy day!

Our Welly Walk looking for Numbers

We went on a Welly Walk to look for numbers. We noticed that the lamp posts had numbers on. We predicted what number would be next and we predicted what would be on the lamp post after! We identified numbers on the signs and the banners on the community centre railings. The telephone numbers were very big numbers!

Harvest Festival

We had our Harvest Festival in the hall. We recited the story of the Little Red Hen to the Year 1 class. We did lots of actions.

The food we brought in was for the Foxton Centre in Preston for all the families who need food.

Our First Full Day at Cottam Primary School

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