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This week we have been finding out about Superheroes. We have had lots of fun!

Your child has brought home a yes/ no card that they have made themselves. Please use it to play the yes/ no game. Ask them silly questions eg is the sky purple? Do you like brussel sprouts? Can you fly like Superman? etc. The children show you yes or no

More photos of our first week at school. The children have been a pleasure to teach!

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

Our topic for the next 2 weeks is 'Amazing us!' followed by 'Superheroes'. Click the links below to see what we will be doing...


Class Teachers : Mrs Rachael Eyre/ Mrs Jill Welsh

Teaching Assistants : Mrs Rotherham and Mrs Fawcett

Number of children : 30

Reception routine and curriculum

In Reception class we have lots of opportunities to learn through play. We love to make things, build, play games and pretend! We have Literacy and Numeracy lessons where we learn to read, write, and find out about numbers, shapes and measurement. Through our Topic work we investigate, explore and create. We also learn how to be good friends and helpful members of the class.


This takes place any day of the week. I need a named t-shirt and shorts in a bag. This can be left on my peg for half a term so I don’t forget it.

Topics for this Term:



Harvest Festival





We will be given reading books and words to learn at home. I need to practice these for a few minutes every night.

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We had a great time at Whitepost farm. The sun shone and the children behaved beautifully.

Linda Southwell brought in her potters wheel and we all had a go.

Our topic over the next few weeks is 'Sunshine and holidays'.See below forour topic plan;

To encourage independence and extend the children's learning, we have introduced 'Challenge' books. The children are given 4 challenges to complete over the week. They earn stamps on their 'bronze award' for every challenge completed. When they have 50 stamps they receive a 'bronze award' wristband from Mr Cocking.

We have been finding out about caterpillars...

We are finding out about the creatures that live around us. This topic was sparked by the children's questions.

Paul from Chesterfield tennis club will be teaching us tennis skills for the next few weeks.

Graham from 'Forest schools' came to visit us and we made habitats for our 'Toblers'. We collected natural items to build them a shelter and gave them names.

We have been having a great time learning outside.

This weeks topic is 'out and about'. We are finding out what is around Eckington, following maps, looking at a globe of the Earth and thinking about other planets.

World Book day!

We hope you enjoyed our class assembly about Winter and Spring.

On Monday 'Take a hint' Theatre Company visited us and performed 3 short plays incorporating maths too.

The 'balance bike festival' at Eckington Secondary School

Don't forget the children will need sportswear [shorts or jogging bottoms, trainers or pumps] on Thursday as we head up to Eckington Secondary for a bike riding festival. Please let me know if you are able to help. Children will also need a bottle of water.

We have been finding out about building materials.

We are finding out about different building materials. Here is a copy of our topic plan.

We are thinking about times of day including day and night. and made clocks. We explored light and dark, cogs to make the clocks turn, the moon and planets.

Words are everywhere! We made signs, notices, labels, shopping lists and followed a recipe to make jam tarts.

Our topic this week is all about words everywhere. Can you spot labels, notices, signs, information when you are out and about?

Today [Tuesday] we had training on the balance bikes. It was great fun!

Our Winter topic work

Welcome back and Happy new year. I hope you have all had a super Christmas. The children have settled well in their first week back and are keen to learn. Our topic for this week and next is 'Winter' and the children are all desperate to see some 'white stuff'. Here is a topic plan of the things we will be doing over the next week. Please feel free to send in anything that may complement our topic work.

Our 'little Nativity'

Technology - Wonderful Wheels!

Here is an overview ofnext weeks topic:

We need boxes of all shapes and sizes for junk modelling on Thursday and Friday please. Cereal boxes are great [and any others you may have]. We will be recycling them into moving toys.

Book day! Don't we look great?

Don't forget to dress up as your favourite storybook character on Friday.

We have had a magical first week back!

Thanks to the Parents who came to the Reading meeting today. I hope you found it useful. Please remember staff are always happy to answer any questions. If you were unable to attend, handouts have been sent home with your child. 

This week we have been finding out about the changes that happen in Autumn.

We have been finding out 'why do we have ears?'

We will be going on our Autumn walk on Thursday 15th October. Please remember to send your child in old shoes or wellies and a waterproof coat. More helpers needed to come with us please.

Some of our wonderful models!

Reading meeting

Mrs Gratton wins a wedding on Peak FM!!!!

Information about Early years Education

Reception Class have made a super start to school life

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Thankyou so much for all the lovely cards and gifts. It has been a pleasure teaching your children. We had a lovely end to the week eating home-made lollipops! Have a super Summer

We have been finding out about 'Healthy Living' this week. Here are our rules for staying healthy: Eat fruit and vegetables

              Drink plenty of water

              Get lots of exercise

              Brush your teeth twice a day

              Wash your hands with soap

              Get a good night's sleep

Fun in the Sun!!

We have been very lucky with the weather this week. Not only did we have a great adventure down in the woods but we have been able to enjoy the sunshine in our playground...

We're going on a lion hunt...

Are there lions in Eckington woods....?

We are really looking forward to our walk in the woods on Tuesday. We are going to become explorers looking for lions! We need some grown up explorers to accompany us. If you are able to spare some time we would be very grateful. We will leave at 9am and return no later than 10:30am  

We also need some kitchen rolls so that we can make binoculars on Monday. Please send in as many as you have. Thankyou

Race for life!