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Reception - Oak Class

Welcome Back!
Yoga and Outdoor Learning


We hope that you all had a fantastic Easter Break! The children have come back into school looking refreshed and ready to learn. We have had a very busy first week back....the children have experienced a relaxing yoga session and also started their outdoor learning sessions with Mrs Huggins. The children had a fantastic time at both of these and loved learning in our outdoor area. We were lucky to even see some sunshine  ☀️ 😊!

Library Visit

The children in reception thoroughly enjoyed our first school trip to Yeovil library. The librarian read us an different version of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Goldilocks and The Three Crocodiles, which the children found very amusing. We were given a guided tour of the library and were allowed some time to look at the wide variety of books. One of the highlights of the trip, was the journey to and from the library on the coach. The librarian said that we were the best behaved school that they had had visit the library, well done reception!

                                                Mother’s Day Assembly


The children worked really hard to prepare an assembly for their mummies, where they sang songs and said the reasons they loved their mums. The children performed beautifully and spoke really clearly. After the show, the children then served drinks and biscuits to their mums. A great time was had by all, thank you so much for coming.

World Book Day

We had a fabulous day celebrating World Book Day. The children all looked fantastic dressed up as their favourite book character! All of our activities for the day were themed around stories and the children really enjoyed taking part in the ‘Stop, drop and read’, where we all had to stop what we were doing, and read. 

Scarf Visit

The children had a very informative visit from Scarf this week, to learn ‘All About Me’. They learnt about what their bodies need to be healthy and which foods are important to eat. The children thoroughly enjoyed meeting Geraldine the Giraffe, thank you so much for such a fun session.

People Who Help Us- Dentist Visit

To continue our work about people who help us, we had a visit from a dentist and their team. They talked about what we need to do to keep our teeth healthy and discussed which foods are healthy and unhealthy for our teeth. The talk was extremely interactive and they showed us how much sugar there is in certain foods. The children understood that whilst it is ok to have these foods occasionally, they should be limited and kept to meal times. Thank you so much for taking the time to come and talk to us, the children thoroughly enjoyed the session.

People Who Help Us- Doctor Visit

As part of our topic ‘People Who Help Us’, we were extremely privileged to have a visit from Muhammad’s dad, who is a doctor in a&e. He talked to us about how he helps people who are hurt or poorly and gave us ideas about how to keep ourselves healthy and safe. The children had some fantastic questions and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the talk. Thank you so much Dr Bilah Ahmed for giving up your time to come in to speak to the children.

Even though pancake day was during half term, we still marked the occasion by making pancakes in school. We discussed Lent and Shrove Tuesday, and outlined the reasons ‘why’ we eat pancakes. The children thought about what ingredients they needed to make pancakes and then wrote lists of these ingredients. The children had lots of fun making the pancakes and even more fun eating them!

Chinese New Year


After a week learning all about Chinese New Year, the children in Reception performed a dragon dance through the corridors of the school. They made musical instruments and shook these as they processed along the corridors, under the chiffon body of the dragon. The other classes came to their windows to wave to us and seemed to really enjoy our performance.

Razzmatazz Workshop


The children in Reception were extremely lucky to have a dance and acting workshop from Razzmatazz. The session was based around traditional fairy tales and the children thoroughly enjoyed participating in various acting and dance activities, that were linked to these fairy tales. Thank you Razzmatazz for a lovely session, great fun was had by all!



Our Reception classes thoroughly enjoyed their first school disco. They had a wonderful time dancing and singing along to all of their favourite songs. The drink and snack was very much appreciated during the disco to replenish their energy. Thank you to our fantastic PTA for the organisation and refreshments. 

Making Play Dough


Reception have been busy making their own play dough this half term using their mathematical and scientific skills. They have learnt how to read and follow instructions, how to measure out the ingredients and how to knead the dough. The children thoroughly enjoyed  the process and have had hours of fun with their end product. 

Welcome Back!

Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope that you had a lovely Christmas break. The children have come back into school really well and are working extremely hard. We are looking forward to another exciting half term! smiley


Artist Visit

Reception were extremely lucky to work with our local artist Darrell Wakelam this week. The children have put all of their artistic skills to work, by, cutting, sticking, glueing and painting, to complete a wonderful piece of artwork ‘The Miracle”, to display in our school hallway. The children were very proud of their accomplishments and we all love the finished article. Please come and take a look at the completed display, outside the reception classes, in the new year. 

Visit to St James' Church

The children in reception enjoyed a trip down to St James’ Church this week to learn all about the Nativity Story. This was their first school trip and the children all behaved beautifully, answering lots of questions from Reverend David.  The children enjoyed finding knitted characters from the Nativity, that were scattered around the church and learnt that the church is 600 years old. Well done reception, what a lovely first trip out.

Thank you Year 2

After our nativity, we received some lovely thank you letters from Year 2! We thoroughly enjoyed listening to them and we are glad you enjoyed our production.

'Shine Star Shine'

Our reception classes wowed their parents this week, with their wonderful nativity ‘Shine, star, shine’. The children sang beautifully and we were impressed that they remembered all of the sign language to go with each song. A special thank you to the parents for providing their fantastic costumes and for encouraging their children to learn their lines. Next step Broadway!

Family Learning


The children in reception were excited to have their parents come into school to take part in some forest school themed family learning. They used the natural resources from our local environment to make bird feeders, nature wands and animal creatures. They also used these resources to enhance their learning in counting, by counting out these objects. The children had a fantastic time learning outside of the classroom with their parents.

Hello Yellow

The children in reception enjoyed dressing up in yellow to celebrate Hello Yellow. They learnt about what it means to look about their mental health and completed a variety of yellow themed activities. A great day was had by all.

Malcolm the Magician

The children in reception enjoyed a visit from Malcolm the Magician, to celebrate their first half term at primary school. The show was fantastic and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you Malcolm for putting on a such a brilliant show!

Guinea Pigs

Our reception classes have been developing their nurturing and caring skills, by looking after our class pet guinea pigs. Everyday the children feed and water them and make sure that their bedding area is clean. The children are proving to be very capable pet owners, well done reception! 

Bird Feeders


To develop the children’s understanding of the world and the animals that live within in it, the children in reception have been making bird feeders. We have discussed what birds need in order to survive within their environment and how we can support them during the winter months. The children thoroughly enjoyed making the bird feeders and were very proud to see them displayed around the school playground. We will be observing what birds feed from these over the upcoming weeks. 

Oak and Chestnut Classes

Our two new reception classes have settled into school life beautifully! The children follow the school routines well and have made excellent progress with their learning. We are very proud of them and are looking forward to the exciting year ahead. 


                      Letter Formation

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Autumn Walk

The children in Reception enjoyed an Autumn walk around our school grounds this week. We talked about why the leaves were falling off the trees and why some leaves were different colours. The children enjoyed collecting acorns and also learnt that these come from Oak Trees. They also enjoyed looking around our woodland and pond area. We talked about what sort of animals might live there and learnt the word 'habitat'.

First Week at School!

We have been so impressed with how well the children have done in their first week of primary school!  The children all look extremely smart in their new uniforms and have started to get to grips with the routines of the day. The children have thoroughly enjoyed playing and exploring in our fantastic learning environment. Well done Reception children...we are very proud of you!