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The adults in Reception are;



Miss Boden (Teacher)

Miss Coates (Teacher)

Mrs Coulson (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Carey (Speech and Language)

Mrs Woods (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Bambhrah (Teaching Assistant A.M)





This page contains weekly news, class newsletters, photos of interesting activities and useful links.


Spring 2

Welcome back to school. We hope you had lots of fun during the holiday!

This half term our topic is called ‘Patterns and Change’. We will be reading, ‘The Enormous Turnip’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and lots of information books about planting and growing. As we are nearly in Spring, we will be looking at the changes that happen in our environment.

Keep an eye out on our class page as we will be having a few special guests in the next couple weeks!


We have had some special additions to our class this week...




Boffin Harry came to show us some exciting experiments. We made elephant toothpaste!






We been investigating pattern in different ways.







We have planted our own beans...we hope that they grow into beanstalks like Jack's.






We had a visit from Ann, a road safety officer. She talked to us about how to keep safe near the roads. 









Spring 1


Happy New Year and welcome back to school. We hope you have had a good rest over the Christmas holiday.

This half term our learning will be based around Monsters and Aliens! We will be reading lots of exciting stories such as, 'Aliens in Underpants','Here Come the Aliens', 'Welcome to Alien School' and 'Whatever Next'. 


We have been investigating capacity with moon rocks and space cups.



 We have made slime aliens!




We have been doubling with Dobby. Do you know what double 3 is?




 We have been exploring our new playground. It is so much fun!




In Maths we have also been investigating capacity by filling cups with our special ‘Moon Rock Juice’.







Autumn 2

This half term we are learning all about homes. We will be investigating different types of homes from around the world and looking at the key features of a house and the materials they are made of. 


Week ending 4th November 2016 - Halloween and Bonfire night.



We went on a walk around our school grounds and collected sticks. We then made our own bonfire, watched fireworks and ate marshmallows.







We made repeating patterns using pictures of blue, yellow, green and orange fireworks.





Week ending 11th November

​A Squash and a Squeeze science experiment.

​Will the eggs crack when we walk on them?





Counting from a larger group in maths.








Week ending 18th November


We listened to a story teller, who told the story of the ‘The BFG’. It was amazing!





In maths this week we started to find out 1 more from a group of objects up to 10. We worked out that one more than 5 is 6.




On Friday we used skittles and water for our science experiment Look at what happens when you put water on skittles! We created lots of different patterns.




Week ending 30th September
Picture 1 Four corners number recognition game
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Picture 4 Different ways of building houses
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Picture 10 Creating our own game outside
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Picture 14 Finding out what it feels like inside a bubble
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Picture 17 Recognising numbers and ordering cookies
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Week ending 16th September 2016. 

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Learning at home sheets
Autumn 2 Newsletter

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Early Years Foundation Stage at Swarcliffe Primary