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❄️ Snow day activities❄️

Can you build a snowman? How tall can you make it? Is it taller or shorter than you? Can you give your snowman 10 buttons?



Can you set up an outdoor art gallery? Make a frame with sticks or stones and paint away! 



What can you see from your window? Can you draw a picture of your snowy view?


Can you see any footprints outside? Are they longer than yours? Are they all from people? What other footprints can you see? 


Can you find a stick and write your name in the snow? What else can you write? 


Too cold outside? Can you draw your own snowman?

Follow along with the tutorial to draw your own snowman.


Please upload any pictures of your snow day fun on Tapestry or email them to Mrs Dobson.




Welcome to Reception – Shine Class

"Don't be afraid to shine, the world needs your light" Gabby Bernstein.


Welcome to Shine Class, a group of 30 pupils who are all eager and enthusiastic to grow, learn and have fun together. My name is Mrs Dobson and I will be teaching Reception alongside our class Teaching Assistants Miss Rawlinson, Mrs Beeson and Miss Quigley. We look forward to watching and supporting each of the children to achieve their greatest potential.


In Reception children will be learning through the Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. Children will acquire new skills and knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.


The first 3 are described as prime areas, these are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are those most essential for a child’s healthy development and future learning.


As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.

These are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design


These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. We will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and extend their learning.


Children will learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. 


If you have any worries or concerns about your child, please don't hesitate to speak to us at the door or contact me on my staff email


Our Timetable


Snack Time 

Please send one small, healthy snack for your child every day as they take a snack out at morning break. Please label your child’s fruit or put it in a container to avoid confusion.

In the afternoon, we have a rolling snack time where your child can choose to have a piece of fruit provided by school.



Your child will receive a home reading book and a home reading record when they start school in September. They will also receive a phonics reading book which will link to your child’s phonics learning in class and will be changed every Friday, we will begin sending this home after phonics lessons are fully underway. Book change days will be Monday and Thursday, we will ask children to hand in their Reading Record and Reading Book on those days and change it when your child has completed it - please fill in your child’s reading record to inform us of this. If you have read only a few pages, please still fill in your reading record and write down the pages you have read.

Our expectation is that you read with your child every night for at least 10 minutes. You can choose to read either your home reading book or your phonics reading book each night. When you are reading with your child, please encourage them to sound out the letters in each word first, and then have a go at blending them together e.g. c-a-t, cat. Please give your child time to think and have a go independently before you intervene.

Your child will also have the chance to choose a school library book each Monday. This is a book you can read to your child and discuss. Please return library books on Mondays.



Reception class will have two PE sessions each week. During the Autumn Term the first will be with Coach Tom on Tuesday morning. The second session will be led by Miss Rawlinson on Wednesday afternoon. Both sessions will focus on the children's physical development in line with our EYFS curriculum.

Key Worker Groups