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Primary Academy

Reception (The Seals)






In reception the children have settled well into life at school. We have been busy getting to know each other and having lots of fun in our new environment. We have started our term with getting to know all about each other and finding out about ourselves, families, our likes and interests. We used the book Elmer, as a starting, to talk about how we are all different and unique. We also discussed how such a good friend Elmer is and how we all need to be like him.  We have also started to look at the season ‘Autumn’ and the children have certainly enjoyed getting their wellies on to explore the back field! We have linked Autumn to stories such as ‘Don’t hog the hedge’ and ‘Little Acorn’ which has led us to finding out about hibernation and Autumnal changes.   




We have had a very busy and exciting time in Reception. We have been focusing on the Story of ‘The Gruffalo’ and we have even made our own little houses for each character in the story. We have also been working very hard to write our own name and have been impressing all of the adults in Reception with our phonics skills. In Maths, we have been continuing our number work and working very hard on our number formation and recognition. This week, we have started to look at the book ‘Pumpkin Soup’ and have enjoyed exploring pumpkins and making our own special pumpkin soup.  Enjoy the half term holiday Reception and we all look forward to welcoming you back in Term 2. Well done to Libby for being our ‘Star of the Week’ last week.