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Reception Classes

clever caterpillars and brainy bees

We have two Reception Classes - Clever Caterpillars and Brainy Bees. Miss Young teaches in Clever Caterpillars with Miss Brinkley as Nursery Nurse.   Mrs Tallman and Mrs Wells teach in Brainy Bees with Miss Smith as Nursery Nurse.  Both classes are supported by teaching assistants - Mrs Doy and Mrs Smith.


Week Beginning 11th February

This week we will be exploring the local area, looking at the shops and facilities near school. We will be comparing similarities and differences to other places and looking at how we can look after and improve our environment.

We will be beginning to talk about recycling and looking after our world.

In maths we will be continuing finding 2 parts that make a whole and exploring lots of different ways of making different numbers. We will be focusing on writing our numbers 0-9 and making sure they are the right way around.

On Tuesday we hope to go for a walk around the local environment and would welcome help from parents and carers to enable us to do this. We will also be visiting the local shops and purchasing chips to enjoy at the playground.

 If you would like to support your child further at home, you could:

  • Go for a walk around the local environment. Look at what is around to do.
  • Recycle with your child. Look at what you can and can’t recycle.
  • Build and create a model with recycled materials.
  • Look for numbers in the environment. Practice writing them. Did you get them the right way around?
  • Visit a new place. Talk about how it is different and similar to Didcot.


Week Beginning 4th February

This week we will be celebrating Chinese New Year and finding out about life in China. This week we will be making red envelopes, decorations, eating Chinese food. We will also be trying Chinese writing, making music and learning dragon and lion dancing.

We will be creating a Chinese café and trying to use chop sticks!

In maths we will be finding 2 parts that make a whole and exploring lots of different ways of making 10.

On Friday we will be having a Chinese banquet and cooking Chinese food to try. If your child would like to, they can wear something red on this day in addition to their school uniform. Red socks, jumper or hairband are just some ideas. This is a lucky colour in China and will bring you good luck for the rest of the year.

If you would like to support your child further at home, you could:

  • Cook or try some Chinese food.
  • Eat with chop sticks.
  • Try counting on and back from different numbers.
  • Write a shopping list together. How much did the items cost?
  • Visit a supermarket. Look at prices and numbers you can see there.


Week Beginning 28th January

Week Beginning 21st January

Week Beginning 14th January

Week Beginning 7th January

Keeping parents informed

Each term we send letters home packed with information.  If you think you might have missed a letter then check out the Letters Home page to see what has been sent.

weekly timetable

Have you ever wondered what a week in a Reception class looks like?  Would you like to know what your child does throughout each day?  Check out the timetable to find out more.