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Bumblebees and Butterflies


Welcome to our Reception page.  

We have two classes in Reception, Bumblebees and Butterflies.

Bumblebee Class:

Teacher - Mrs Hooker

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Small


Butterfly Class:

Teacher - Miss Bell

Teaching Assistant - Miss Sabat


Early Years Intervention Support - Mrs Gray

PPA Cover and Reception Lead - Mrs Duffey


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Bumblebee Class




Butterfly Class

We have all had a great start to Reception in our new classes! We have took part in lots of different activities to help us get to know each other and our new teachers. We have discussed our class rules and earned ourselves lots of class shinies already for following these rules. 

Our first topic of the year is All About Me. We will be learning all about each other and having the opportunity to talk about ourselves, with the help of our Chatterboxes. We will also be learning about our body and labelling all the different parts and how to look after our bodies. We will also be learning about Harvest and learn our Harvest song ready for our Harvest Assembly in October.

In Maths, we will be learning a different number each week. We will looking at numbers are represented in different ways, used for counting and even going on Welly Walks to look for numbers in the local environment. We will then be making our own class book all about the different numbers and what we have learnt. 

We will be developing our listening skills and following instructions in PE by playing lots of games that requires us to follow instructions provided to us. We will also be getting ourselves changed into and out of our PE kits. 

We loved our First Day at School!

 Here is our weekly timetable so you can see what we are up to and when ...


 Throughout the year children will be set individual next steps. These will be sent home so you can see what your child's targets are. You will also be given some blank WOW slips where we would love you to tell us what they have been doing at home either towards their next steps or anything else exciting you have been doing. If you run out of WOW slips blank slips can be found on the noticeboard above Bumblebee's pegs.



Don't forget the following dates:



Term 1:

7th & 8th September - Children in 9am-12pm.

11th - 15th September - Children in 9am-12pm.

18th - 22nd September - Children in 9am-1.30pm.

25th September - Children in full time, 9am-3pm.

Thursday 28th September - Photo Day

Friday 6th October - Non-School Uniform Day (please bring in a donation for the Harvest Festival, letter to follow)

Monday 9th October - Harvest Festival Assembly

Wednesday 18th October - Last Day of Term 1


Term 2:

Monday 30th October - First Day of Term 2

Tuesday 31st October - Parent's Evening

Wednesday 1st November - Parent's Evening

Friday 1st December - Teacher Training Day 

Thursday 7th December - Nativity Performance (letter to follow)

Thursday 7th December - Christmas Fair

Friday 15th December - Last Day of Term 2


Term 3:

Tuesday 2nd January - First Day of Term 3



  • Please bring your book bag everyday.
  • When you read with your child at home please record this in their reading diary - the more they read at home, the more rewards they will get!
  • Please help your child learn their key words - when they can read the set sent home, without any visual reminders, they will be given a new set. 
  • Please provide your child with a PE kit in school.  We do PE every Tuesday.  PE kits are sent home before the end of term to be washed.  Please bring back into school at the beginning of each term. 

Stay and Play


Our first Stay and Play session will be on Wednesday 1st November. We look forward to seeing you here.


Don't forget that our Stay and Play sessions are every Wednesday from 9-10am.  

We would love for you to come and join us for an hour to see how we learn.  



 Coffee Mornings


We will hold a coffee morning each term as follows:

Term 1 - Phonics

Term 2 - Interactive Learning Diary

Term 3 - Maths

Term 4 - Interactive Learning Diary


A letter will follow each term with further details and dates. 

If you have any ideas for coffee mornings please speak to Mrs Hooker in Bumblebee Class.