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We have been making the most of the sunshine this week

We made our own trains and train station for role play

Our trip to Crich Tramway Museum was amazing. We learnt so much and behaved beautifully.

We have had lots of fun thinking about transport.

In preparation for our school trip to Crich Tramway museum, we are learning all about transport. Here is our planning

Parachute fun and games

We are learning new skills from our Tennis coach. This will continue every Wednesday afternoon after the holidays.

On Wednesdays we have tennis coaching from Paul Hatton [Chesterfield Tennis club]. Please ensure the children all have PE kits in school [no footwear needed yet] and earrings removed.

It's all about the chicks this week! They are growing fast and changing everyday.

We have some new members of our class - 6 chicks! We have watched them hatch, change and grow into cute fluffy chicks. Please feel free to visit the chicks in our classroom

This term we will be finding out about animals and life cycles. We have some special visitors to hatch out and will go hunting for mini beasts and other creatures

Well done to everyone who entered our decorated egg competition and Easter bonnet parade.

After the Easter holiday we will be finding out about 3D shapes - cubes, cuboids, cylinders, cone, spheres. The children have all taked some homework to support this. Why not have a shape treasure hunt around your home, looking for and naming 3D shapes? Or try using 3D shapes to build models. This website is useful.

On Thursday we went for a walk down in the woods. We were looking for signs of Spring.

We  are going for a walk in the woods on Thursday to look for signs of Spring. Please send your child with a bag of old clothes to change into and also boots/ wellies or old trainers.

We had a visit from PC James Land today. He came to talk to us about his job and even let us look inside his police car.

We had a lovely visit to Eckington Library on Wednesday afternoon.

Thank you for coming to our class assembly about the seasons

We have been scientists this week finding out how animals keep warm. We even had a visit from Y4's guinea pigs!

We've been getting fit this week. We had a visit from hurdler Meghan Beesley on Tuesday and joined her and the 'Sportivator for some sponsored Circuit training. Then on Thursday we joined lots of other schools at Eckington School for the balance bike festival.

Wow it's been windy today. We have taken advantage of it and had a 'windy day'

Thanks to the parents who came to our open afternoon. I know the children loved showing you what we do in Reception Class

Here are the plans for next half term. We begin with 'Winter' and move onto 'Spring'.

Kung hei fat choi!! Happy Chinese New Year!

New reading books.

The children are making wonderful progress with their reading and are learning key words quickly. Thanks for all your support with this. Remember 'little and often' is key and even 5 minutes practice of reading books and word cards makes all the difference. This week some children will start to bring home phonics books [children who recognise all red book words]. These books  are different to our usual reading scheme and do not contain the same key words. Please don't expect your child to read them easily. The idea is that they 'sound out' the words in the books, applying skills they have learn't in school. Feel free to take it in turns reading the pages with your child, or read it to them allowing them to follow with their finger. Please remember that the pictures are so important too and help tell the story. There are also questions and tips inside the covers of these books. These books are to keep for a week and will be changed on a Friday. We will continue reading our usual scheme books on a Monday as these provide key 'tricky' words.


We have been getting lots of exercise this week with 'Balance bikes' and 'We're going on a bear hunt' PE session. We should sleep this weekend!

Today we have been baking buns. We created our own crazy cake recipes and then used a real recipe to bake. We learned about oven safety, protecting our clothes and hygiene as well as lots of other skills. Tomorrow we will decorate them.

Thanks to all the parents who came to open morning.

Christmas concert

Christmas disco, party, party lunch and visit from Santa

Well done to all the children for a lovely Nativity.

We have lots of exciting Christmas events coming up! Here is a list of important dates...

Come and join us for Our Nativity 'Mary's knitting' On Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December.

We have been thinking about day and night.

Children In Need raised over £300

We have been for a walk into the woods. We escaped the rain [just!]. Paige said 'the trees look like they're crying because of the raindrops'!

Have a safe bonfire night

Our topic is 'Sparkle and Shine'. We have been thinking about Celebrations that happen at this time of year, starting with Diwali.

Thanks to all who came to open afternoon. The children loved playing with you and showing you around our classroom.

We had great fun today using the parachute.

We have been learning about road safety including crossing the road, using a car seat and wearing a helmet when riding a bike.

Autumn is well and truly here! We have been thinking about Autumn and Harvest time.

We have been finding out about Superheroes. It has been lots of fun!

Welcome to Reception class page!

It's official, your little ones are now in big school!

We have a very busy class of 30 children. We look forward to getting to know each other and working with you to help your child succeed in all areas of their education. 


The staff are:

Mrs Eyre - Class teacher

Mrs Welsh - Class teacher 

Mrs Rotherham - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Fawcett - Teaching Assistant. 


We are always happy to speak to you, so please come and see us if you have any concerns or questions.


Reception Class is the final stage of your child's Early Years education. It follows on from Nursery and we welcome children from other settings as well as those from Camms Nursery.

Don't be surprised if your child comes home and says they have played all day. Through play they are learning at their own pace and are developing a range of skills and understanding.


The EYFS [Early Years Foundation Stage] is made up of seven areas of learning:

Communication and Language - speaking, listening and understanding

Physical Development - Moving, handling and self-care

Personal, Social and Emotional Development - self confidence, managing feelings and building                                                                                   relationships

Literacy - Reading and Writing

Mathematics - Number,shape, spaceand measurement

Understanding the world - Technology,understanding of people and places

Expressive Arts and Design - Music, imaginitive play, art, DT and dance


We deliver each of these areas through play, groupwork, whole class teaching and one to one teaching.   





Our Class Timetable

Our topic is 'amazing us'. Please have a look at the planning by clicking on the link below.

The children have all settled in beautifully. We have been busy getting to know each other through play.