Welcome to Willow Reception Class

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


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Half Term Residential Experience (at home)

May 20, 2020

Hi everyone, with holidays cancelled and residential trips not going ahead, we have found a great resource for you to use over the holidays with your child. It is a safe and enjoyable way for children to enjoy the great outdoors (or indoors) and we really hope you enjoy using it together. In this activity, children can build a den or pitch a tent then enjoy a variety of activities just as if they were on a real residential trip. You can  do this inside or outside, with lots of fun for the whole family.

The attached timetable gives an example timetable for half term week as well as some great resources that can be used to support your half-term experience. Don’t forget, timings are flexible and you can follow the timetable to suit your family.

Happy residential everyone!!!! J 


April 22, 2020

Sing-Up are uploading a new song every week for the children to learn whilst being at home, along with lots of different fun singing activities.

Follow the link below to sign up for free! 




March 30, 2020

Please click on the link below for information on keeping safe online.



March 16, 2020

Reception Willow really enjoyed the French day, we carried out different French activities. We loved tasting French food, and all decided how nice it would be if we had crepes and croissants for breakfast! We made flags, constructed the Eiffel tower using straws and learnt about the famous landmarks in France. The children were excited to come to school dressed in French flag colours. We also learnt a French rhyme, ask your child to perform it to you! Au Revoir!

World Book Day

March 10, 2020

Reception Willow really enjoyed taking part in 'World Book Day'. The children were very excited to dress up as their favourite book character, and really liked seeing their friends and teachers dressed up. The children listened to lots of stories throughout the day, some that the children brought into school to share. During the afternoon for Helicopter story time,  the children enjoyed acting out their character and created a story through role play.  

Road Safety day

March 02, 2020

The children have had a visit from the school crossing patrol officer. She talked to the children about crossing the road safely. They also the opportunity to ask questions and discuss how they cross the road. The children also used the props to show their understanding of how to cross the road safely.  They have shown as a class great understanding of road safety and thoroughly enjoyed pretending to be the lollipop lady/man, the traffic and the pedestrians.  Well done Reception Willow

Hungry Little Minds

February 10, 2020

​Children soak up every little bit of stimulation you give them. All the little things you do with your child – like everyday conversations, make-believe play and reading together – make a big difference to the development of their speech and understanding of words. Everyday moments can be used to boost your child’s learning, as they are interested in all sorts of things. The Hungry Little Minds campaign provides lots of simple tips and activities that you can slot into your routine and that children love. Such as: 

• Play ‘I spy’ on the bus with them and you can see their imaginations light up 

• Talk to your child about what has happened so far in the day – for example, “We went to the shops this morning, didn’t we? We bought some apples.” And talk about what is going to happen next – “After lunch we’ll do the washing up” 

• Look at picture books together. With each new page, give your child time to point out things to you and talk about what they can see.


Improving early communication, language and literacy development is a huge part of what we do here every day at Loxdale Primary School in both Nursery and Reception.  We are delighted to support the Hungry Little Minds campaign.  We would love it if you would join us. 

Search 'Hungry Little Minds' for lots more ideas and resources, including a list of approved educational apps.


Thank you. #hungrylittleminds @educationgovuk

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