Life in Reception

Along with our daily lessons, in Reception we learn through play. We have lots of independent learning activities to choose from…

Have a look at some of the things we do…

Threading helps our fine motor skills.

Building a tall tower using the giant Lego. How tall are you? Are you taller, shorter or the same as the tower?

We made houses for our small world toys. 

Our reading area is a space to enjoy many different books, together or independently. Do you have a favourite book?

We love using our Octons to construct and create.

Imaginative play builds our social and communication skills.

We like playing Teachers. Miss Ellery and Ms Kelleher even let us use their teacher things!

As we are getting ready for Year 1, we have been taking our learning to the tables. This will help us get prepared for next year!

Exploring colour and colour mixing in the creative area.

The writing area is a busy and fun place to be. It’s definitely a big hit! We use our Grow the Code display to write our words.

Even our outdoor area boasts a lively writing table. We spend so much time here – working together and independently.


We work and play alongside and with our friends. We share, take turns, talk and ask each other lots of questions.

We love having visitors so if you would like to come and see our learning, please arrange a visit with the school office!

Goodbye for now,

The Reception Team