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Welcome to Reception!

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We hope you can visit the page lots during the year. We will be keeping it updated with photos of our learning, important letters for parents, as well as the 'Maths task of the week'. We look forward to seeing you here again soon.


Miss Jenkinson and the Reception Team

Maths Task of the week

Rest, relax and enjoy a well earned break...but you could always count the Easter eggs the Easter bunny left!


Have fun!

Infant Department dates for your diary: 

Tuesday 25th April: Start of term for all pupils

Thursday 27th April: Chipping Norton Literary Festival Schools Day

Friday 28th April KPSA Quiz Night

Tuesday 2nd May: KPSA Meeting 

Friday 5th May: KPSA Fill the Bag

Monday 15th May: Reception trip to Kingham Hill Farm

Thursday 18th May: Reception Open Door 5

Friday 19th May: Outdoor Learning Day

Friday 25th May: Reception trip to Cogges Farm, Witney

Friday 25th May: End of Term 

Monday 5th June: Term starts for all pupils

Friday 30th June: KPSA Barn Dance

Thursday 13th July: End of Year Reports

Thursday 13th July: Reception Open Door 6

Friday 14th July: Sports Day

Monday 17th July: Reserve Sports Day

Friday 21st July: End of Year - school closes at 2pm

...our attempts at getting a good whole class photo!

Week 2 firsts...

Week 2 saw us even busier than week 1:

- we made our own family trees - cutting and sticking photos of people we love

- we did maths activities in the garden 

- we visited the forest all together

- we started our phonics journey, learning new sounds, reading words and playing games

- we had our first PE lesson - gymnastics, which was great fun

- we watched our first episode of the 'Number Crew' to support our Maths learning 

- we did some more painting - something mysteriously Christmassy! 

- we explored even more of the classroom and made even more friends

- we played on the main playground and school field with the rest of the school

- we met our new Year 6 buddies

- we stayed for lunch - and ate more and more as the week went on

- we went to our first whole school assembly and sat beautifully! 

- we decided what our class rules should be and talked about British Values


My goodness, I think we will all sleep well this weekend....we hope to see you at Tea and Tissues on Thursday 22nd September in the school hall where you can see photos of all our adventures so far. 

Our First Week

What a busy first week we have had! Here are some of the activities we have been getting up to: 


  • Busy Fingers fine motor control activities such as threading beads, play dough, peg boards and hama beads
  • Drawing pictures to go on the front of out new folders
  • Singing number songs and playing number games 
  • Using out big Interactive Whiteboard
  • Going on a tour of the school to meet all the other classes and staff
  • Spending time in our outdoor space getting used to all the new toys 
  • Exploring the classroom
  • Painting pictures of our faces to go on display
  • Visiting the school forest 
  • Listening to stories, eating snack together and making new friends


Phew!...and that was only week 1....what will week 2 bring us?


Every Thursday Reception class bake or cook and learn all about food. Please let us know if your child has any allergies or dietary requirements so we can plan accordingly. 

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