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Welcome to our class page, we are the Reception children, our teacher is Mrs Harvey and our Teaching Assistant is

Mrs White.


We use a play-based creative curriculum to cover the objectives in all the areas of learning of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.  This is done through themes drawing upon our interests. We love to play and work in our spacious classroom and lovely Outdoor Area.  We also go on Welly Walks around the village and to Dinton Park as well as trips further afield.   We welcome visitors and helpers from our very supportive parents, grandparents,  governors and local people in our community. 


Term 1 - How do I Feel?


We have been settling into our new school and classroom, making new friends, learning school rules and playing.








We have been finding out about our sense of hearing and taste.  We checked out the taste buds on our tongues and then acted out the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears - one of our favourites.  We tasted our own porridge and decorated some bear cakes. 






This week we went on a welly walk to Dinton Park, but first we visited St Mary's Church and had a look around.  We went through the woods and found a den, lots of muddy puddles and enjoyed a quick snack.




Term 2 - Celebrations

The first week was a whirlwind of Potions, Fireworks and Diwali, added to our Doctor's surgery.  There's been a lot of eye-testing, bandaging and giving birth to puppies!









We also had a very busy afternoon with Puffins class, wrapping and filling boxes for the Christmas box appeal, we managed 34 boxes - phew!






We have also started our rehearsals for this year's Nativity and we're busy learning lines and getting used to being on the stage.  We spent a brilliant day at Salisbury Cathedral with Puffins, finding out about Advent and doing lots of activities.


On our Autumn Welly walk, we were accompanied by Puffins, Dinton Park was incredibly muddy after all the recent rain and cow activity!  However, we had great fun, slipping and sliding through the woods and collecting sweet chestnut shells and lots of leaves to use in our class 'Leafman' book which we compiled over the following days.





The lead up to Christmas was action packed with lots of making of Mince pies, Christingles, Christmas cards, calendars, wrapping in Santa's workshop and writing about the sneaky reindeer who came in to dance when we weren't here!

            We really enjoyed performing in our Nativity play and loved singing the songs.