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Bumblebees and Butterflies


Welcome to our Reception page.  

We have two classes in Reception, Bumblebees and Butterflies.

Bumblebee Class is our mixed YR/Y1 Class and Butterfly Class is YR.


Bumblebee Class:

Teacher - Mrs Spencer

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Gray


Butterfly Class:

Teacher - Miss Bell

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Small

1:1 Teaching Assistant Support - Miss Lisa


PPA Cover and Foundation Stage Leader - Mrs Duffey


Follow us on Twitter - @OaktreeYR


Meet our Reception Team...


Term 4

 Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely half term break and are ready for a busy Term 4!

This term our main topic is Once Upon a Time - we are going to be reading some different traditional tales and completing lots of work around these stories. We will also be looking at helicopter stories and creating some of our own stories to share with the class.

In Maths this term, we are going to be beginning to learn some new numbers beyond 10, continuing to learn different ways to add and subtract numbers, learning about part/part/whole diagrams and continuing to work on our number formation.

We will also be learning about exploring weight and capacity and understanding time.

We are going to be continuing our weekly PE lessons and Woodland Learning sessions, which we are all really enjoying! 

We will be continuing our daily phonics lessons, where some of us will even be learning some new Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs! 

This term we also have some themed weeks! We will be celebrating World Book Day, Science Week and Art Week!

Enjoy looking at some photos from our trip to Roves Farm!

Oaktree Reception @OaktreeYR

21 Mar Thank you for joining us by wearing your odd socks today to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!

20 Mar Please join us in wearing your craziest odd socks tomorrow to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day ❤️🦋

1 Mar WOW! Butterfly Class have had 100% attendance this week, that’s amazing! Keep it up guys! 🦋

23 Feb We hope you are all having a lovely half term! Just a reminder that Monday 25th February is a TD Day. We look forwa…

14 Feb Tomorrow, Butterflies and Bumblebees will be completing their sponsored Yogathon for NSPCC! 🦋🐝

Here are some photos of our Journey in Reception so far...

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

Useful Websites

Here is a list of helpful websites that you can use with your children at home: - This is a useful website to help with your child's phonic learning. It will help them with their segmenting and blending. - This is a useful website full of counting songs to help with your child's counting. - This is another useful website to help with your child's phonic learning. There are lots of games that your child can play to help with initial sounds and segmenting and blending. They can explore the games under phase 2 or 3. 


 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 4:

Monday 25th February - TD Day

Tuesday 26th February - First Day of Term 4

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day

Monday 11th March - Science Week

Monday 11th March - Parent Consultation Meetings

Tuesday 12th March - Parent Consultation Meetings

Monday 1st April - Art Week

Thursday 4th April - Last Day of Term 4

Friday 5th April - TD Day


Foundation Stage Newsletters:

February 2018


  • 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 Friday.  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


We will begin our Stay and Play sessions once the children are fully settled into their new classroom. We will let you know when we will start them.


Don't forget that our Stay and Play sessions are every Monday 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

Term 5 - Reading

Term 6 - Meet a Year 1 Teacher


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 Nursery.