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Let all that you do be done in Love. – 1 Corinthians – 16:14.

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Reception – Owls

Welcome to Reception!



We like to get stuck in! 

Our aim is to provide the children with a smooth (but exciting!) transition into school. We believe that if you sing, dance, look, touch, listen, play, make, explore, act, draw and sometimes get quite mucky, then you're learning lots.


Each week, we will email out a sheet outlining some of the things that your child will be doing and learning that week so you can talk to them about their learning at home. We love to hear about what your child has done at home so please share their achievements using a 'WOW' moment sheet. We will then be able to add these to their learning journeys.


The Owls have six topics over the course of the year. For more information about our Reception curriculum, please click on the link to go to our curriculum page.


Term 1

Marvellous Me!


In this first term we focus on settling children into school and ensuring that they are confident and happy.

Our first topic is 'Marvellous Me!' and some of our key texts will be 'Ketchup on Your Cornflakes' by Nick Sharratt, 'Mr Big' by Ed Vere, 'Once There Were Giants' by Martin Waddell and 'Wash Your Hands' by Tony Ross. 'Mr Big' is an excellent pianist so we'll think about things we can do really well. Stories like 'Once There Were Giants' will provide us with opportunities to think about how we've changed since we were babies and consider what we might be like in the future. 'Wash Your Hands' will help us to learn about about why it's important to do just that!

Here are some websites that you and your child might enjoy looking at together: