Reception Class

Our new topic will be… The Creatures of Our Planet

We begin our journey into Planet Earth by meeting the dinosaurs! A mysterious egg has appeared in our classroom and we will be using our skills as scientists to find out all we can about it. Will it be a dinosaur or not? We will looking at how they lived and why they are no longer here.

We will be reading the stories ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ and following his exciting adventures.

In Maths we will be counting legs, footprints and fossils! as well as measuring height and weight of many animals.

As we continue our animal journey, we will take a walk into The Rainforest to see what lives there.

Our ‘Jigsaw’ PSHE topic this half term is ‘Celebrating Difference’. Look out for our Jigsaw certificate winners each week.

Our Staff

My name is Lisa Hennedy and I am the Reception Class Teacher. I have been teaching for 16 years, working across all Key Stages in Lancashire and Hampshire. I am an Early Years specialist and have spent the majority of my career teaching 4-5 years olds.  I live here in Longridge, so am looking forward to seeing you all out and about!

Our Teaching Assistant is Jennifer Lock who has been working in education for many years. Mrs Lock has extensive experience in Early Years, working in Reception classes and Special Schools. She works full time in our Reception class. Mrs Lock is responsible for the class every Wednesday afternoon whilst I am out of class.

We have a wonderful team of volunteers in Reception, who join us every week to listen to children read, play games and engage the children in fun activities. This term we have Mrs Dixon and  Mrs Kitching.

We Love Reading!

We begin our reading journey here in Reception, where we have access to variety of opportunities. We read together as a class, in small groups and individually. At home, we ask for your support to expose your child to as much as possible. 

In class, we will change all reading books on a Monday morning and again on a Thursday, ready for the weekend. Children will be heard read at various times during the week, so please make sure reading books come to school each day.

Our Active Day

We are very active in Reception, with our outdoor area and daily mile track in use daily. We have two P.E. slots per week on Tuesday and Friday. Please have a full P.E. kit on school for these sessions. We will send the kits home at the end of each half term for a wash.