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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 Reception Lead - Mrs Duffey


Follow us on Twitter - @OaktreeYR


Meet our Reception Team...


Term 3

 Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas or Winter Break! 

This term our main topic is People Who Help Us - we are going to be learning about lots of different people in our World who help us inside and outside of school. We may even be getting some special visitors in to see us! 

We are also going to be looking at similarities and differences between ourselves, our local environment and a different country. We are going to be learning different language to help us with comparing these different aspects and speaking in lots of sentences. 

In Maths this term, we are going to be beginning to learn some new numbers beyond 10 and consolidating our counting and number recognition to 10. We are also going to be learning lots about shapes, including shape names and their properties. We are going to be learning about length, describing position and weight. 

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! 

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

Oaktree Reception @OaktreeYR

1 Jan Happy New Year to you all!! Looking forward to seeing you all again next Tuesday and hearing all about your Christmas! πŸ¦‹πŸ

19 Dec 2018 Thank you @RovesFarm! We have had a brilliant day today!! πŸ¦‹πŸ

19 Dec 2018 We have all had a wonderful trip and are safely on the coach and on our way back! See you all soon! πŸπŸ¦‹

19 Dec 2018 And we’re off!! We are so excited to get to Roves Farm!

18 Dec 2018 It’s our Roves Farm trip tomorrow!! Children do not need their book bag or lunchbox, just in their uniform and a co…

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 3:

Monday 7th January - TD Day

Tuesday 8th January - First Day of Term 3

Tuesday 15th January - Height and Weight Checks - letter to follow

Tuesday 15th January - Pantomime to whole school

Monday 11th February - NSPCC Fundraising Week

Friday 15th February - Last Day of Term 3


Term 4:

Monday 25th February - TD Day

Tuesday 26th February - First Day of Term 4

Monday 4th March - Parent Consultation Meetings

Tuesday 5th 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.