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Welcome to Reception's class page!

Here you will find everything you need to know about learning in Reception! We will keep it updated with all of our exciting learning experiences!

Meet the Team!


Reception GO

Miss O'Hara - Teacher

Mrs Greenwood - Teacher 

Mrs Doyle - Teaching Assistant


Reception H

Miss Hamlett - Teacher

Mrs Fagan - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kassam - Teaching Assistant


What will be learning about in Reception this year?


All our topics are based on quality key texts. Over the year we will focus on 12 key texts. These texts will help form the basis for most of our learning, such as in Maths and the creative curriculum. Through the texts, and phonics lessons, we will also be learning how to read and write. Children are sent home with a reading book, so please make sure you read at least three times a week with them.


Here is our yearly overview of the quality key texts:

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Our Talk for Writing Journey


At the beginning of our time in Reception, we read the book The Little Red Hen. We learned lots of things about hens and we even visited our school chickens. During the visits we collected our very own eggs! Mr Campbell was able to show the chickens to all of the children and answer questions about them - thank you, Mr Campbell! We used the eggs to do some baking and then we ate them all up!


The second text we looked at was The Tiger Who Came to Tea. We really enjoyed our Tiger who to came to tea project! The children have learned to change the story and we had ghosts who came to tea, pirates who came for breakfast and all sorts of other imaginative stories that the children have made up! We had an amazing time celebrating the end of our topic with a children and parents tea party on Friday 3rd November.


We also loved The Gruffalo. Lots of our children already had prior knowledge of the book! We were able to change the story and we went on a couple of hunts through Forest School! After the Gruffalo, we looked at Whatever Next! This got us asking some incredible questions about space and gravity - we even watched a live link to the space station and we saw Earth! 


As of Monday 8th January, we have started our Little Rabbit Foo Foo Talk for Writing project which will last for three weeks! Please share this story at home if you have a copy!


Look at Finley's amazing retell of Little Rabbit Foo Foo. Mrs Murray was very impressed with it and even gave Finley a Head Teacher's Award sticker!

Little Rabbit Foo Foo retell

Little Rabbit Foo Foo Retell - Video

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The children worked really hard learning the story! Look how amazing their retelling is!

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Little Rabbit Foo Foo Retell - Video

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Part 2 of 2

Read some of our children's amazing stories!

What does your child need to bring to school?

Please ensure your child brings a book bag every day to school. Currently, books are changed EVERY Monday. If your child is memorising the reading book, try writing down the words from the book in a different order and encourage your child to sound out the word. 


Mondays are also the days that we do P.E. Please bring your child's P.E kit into school so they are ready for the lesson. P.E kits consist of a red t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.


We all know what the weather is like in Manchester so please ensure that your child always has their coat and wellies in school. 


Sometimes children will have accidents, including getting muddy and wet, for this reason we ask that children have a spare set of clothes in school. 


All items of clothing, shoes, P.E kits, book bags and lunch boxes should be labelled with your child's name. 


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Don't forget it is Children in Need on Friday and all children can wear their own clothes for a donation and also bring a £1 for a Disco! Parents next week too...21st and 22nd November, see you there!