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EYFS Reception Classes

EYFS Reception is the first year that a child starts school with us.

The classes in Reception are:

  • Badgers
  • Hedgehogs 
  • Rabbits

Parent Talks and Workshops

Frequently Asked Questions

'Are We There Yet?'

In the second half of the summer term we will be exploring a theme called 'Are We There Yet' all about holidays! We would love to hear about holidays or special day trips that the children have been on with family or friends. Whether they have been to the other side of the world or on a day trip to the seaside we would love to hear all about it! The children will be sharing their stores as well as finding out about different types of holidays and how they would prepare for anything from a skiing holiday in the snow to a hot and sunny beach holiday.

Next week we will be starting our new theme called ‘Super heroes’ The children will be taking part in cross curricular activities related to different superheroes such as, creating their own super hero and vehicle, writing about their super powers and talking about their favourite comic and super hero. The children are going to love taking part in this theme!

This half term the children will be learning and exploring relationships. The children will be developing an understanding of emotions, understanding the formation of friendships; thinking about what makes a good friend and exploring different ways we can communicate. 

Famous People Theme Web

Next week we will be starting our new theme called 'Famous People'. The children will be learning about the famous author 'Michael Rosen' exploring his work such as 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and some of  his famous poems. They will also be learning about the Royal Family where they will be looking at 'the changing of the guard', 'the crown jewels' and their family tree.
We are really excited to start our new theme 'Colour Creations'.  This will give the children an opportunity to be as creative as they would like to be.  During this theme, the children will be able to explore with colour; using primary colours to make the secondary colours. They will also have the chance to learn about different artist and their work. Then will be creating their own version of the the particular artist's work. We cannot wait to see what they will create!
When we come back to school after Christmas our first theme will be called Super Scientists! The children will be learning about some famous scientists as well as having a go at being scientists themselves and conducting some experiments. Please have a look at our Theme Web above to see more about the exciting things we will be learning!
Our theme for the next few weeks is all about Christmas. The children will be taking part in lots of fun activities for Christmas!

Christmas Celebrations

In Autumn 2 we are starting a new theme. This theme is called ‘Teddy Goes Travelling’. The children will be focusing on Geography throughout this theme. Each week they will be looking at a different country and learning all about it such as landmarks, food, and currency. To hook the children in this learning; Teddy will be sending a picture of himself around different landmarks to introduce the country each week.

All Aboard!

On Monday we will be starting our new theme ‘All Aboard.’

During this theme the children will be learning about different types of transport such as cars and trains.


We will be looking into the history of each transport, talking about how the transport has changed over the years and when they were first invented.


This theme also gives the children the opportunity to be creative where they will design and make their own vehicles.

Let's Discover Theme Web

From Monday we begin our fantastic theme of Let’s Discover. This covers ‘All about me’ and ‘All about my family’.

This is great for teachers to get to know the children and their families. The children will take part in a variety of exciting and interactive activities. The children will have so much fun! Above you will find the theme web for this theme. This explains what the children will be learning about for the duration of the theme as well skills and core subjects of mathematics and Literacy.


Every theme will have its very own theme homework. This is a chance for the children to be creative and make or do something with their family to share in school.


This half term the homework project is:

Can you create a family tree? You could draw pictures, write names, stick photos or anything else you like!


The homework is due in on Monday 16th October. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the homework.


I look forward to seeing many creative projects




Badgers Homework Achievements

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