Welcome to Willow Reception Class

Please download the documents below to understand what we are learning about in reception.


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Reception Willow: Stay and Play

November 11, 2019

Reception Willow really enjoyed our stay and play session on Friday. We had lots of fun taking part in 'bonfire' themed activities and definitely enjoyed getting messy! Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to share the children's learning experiences with them. 

Reception Willow Bread Making

November 04, 2019

 For our 'fabulous finish' to the 'Little Red Hen' topic we made bread just like the red hen did  in the story. As well as making it, we got to choose a topping for it and thoroughly enjoyed tasting the finished result! 


October 24, 2019

This week in Reception the children have learnt about Diwali. Diwali is the festival of light, the children have enjoyed making diva lamps, decorating Rangoli patterns and painting mehndi patterns on hands. 

Visit from a chicken

October 20, 2019

To round off our topic about ‘The Little Red Hen’ , a real hen came to visit us in school! It was lovely to meet her and  she was very well behaved. We enjoyed learning about what she likes to eat, where she sleeps and how noisy she is. She was really friendly and even let us stroke her.  A big thank you to Mia’s Mom and Dad for bringing her in to visit us and we hope that she enjoyed it as much as we did.

Little Red Hen Topic

October 10, 2019

Reception have thoroughly enjoyed learning the story of the 'Little Red Hen'. We have acted out the story using finger puppets and masks. We have explored farms and looked at the role of a farmer. This week we particularly enjoyed making red hens using playdough, and making the 'Little Red Hen' a new house using the 2D shapes. We will finish our topic by making bread just like the Little Red Hen did in the story!

Reading Website Links

October 08, 2019

There have been several parent reading meeting this week. Thank you for your support, the turnout was brilliant. As promised here is the link to the RWI Ruth MIskin Parent Support pages where you will find many helpful videos.


Ruth Miskin Parents’ Page: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
Ruth Miskin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/
Free e-books for home reading: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Reading/

First Cojo Challenge

October 02, 2019

Reception Willow have completed their first Cojo challenge. Every few weeks Commando Joe sends us a different challenge to complete and this week it was all about 'Sophie Self-Awareness'. We had to complete an obstacle course blindfolded, whilst one child at the front gave us instructions. We learnt important skills such as: working as a team, thinking about others and most importantly not giving up when things become hard! Commando Joe has also given us a class bear. Each week a child who has worked hard is chosen to take the bear home for the weekend.

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