Tamar Way, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7LH Telephone: 01235 819143 Fax: 01235 819200 E-mail: office.3859@all-saints.oxon.sch.uk

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 Martin teach in Brainy Bees with Miss Smith as Nursery Nurse.  Both classes are supported by teaching assistants - Mrs Doy and Mrs Smith.


We will continue to keep this page up to date with information about plans and activities

Week Beginning 13th January 2020

We start this week with our local walk near to the school, visiting the park and local shops. We will be following simple maps and looking at familiar places and sites around Didcot. This week will also be focusing on the story of the Gingerbread man. We will be designing and making our own gingerbread biscuits and retelling the tale using story maps.
We will also be taking part in the whole school RE day on Wednesday where our focus will be on ‘Creation’. We will be reading a simple bible story and doing lots of hands on activities.
In maths our focus is on simple addition and 2 numbers that make 10. We shall be making our own games and using 2 dice to add numbers together.
If you would like to support your child further at home, you could:
 Read the story of the Gingerbread man. How is it different from the one we are reading in school?
 Make your own family of ginger bread men and women. Try a different recipe if ginger is not your favourite!
 Go for a walk or bike ride around the area together. What sites and places do you see?
 Play a board game together. Can you add the 2 dice together? Try dotty dice and number dice! Which is more challenging.

Week Beginning 2nd December 2019

This week our focus will very much be our Nativity Play. There will be lots of singing, dancing and practising this week on the stage which goes up on Monday in the hall. We hope you have received the complementary tickets, please return them if you can’t use them and lets us know if you do need any more. We look forward to seeing you on the 11th and 12th. The children are so enthusiastic and looking forward to showing you how well they are doing!

We will also be starting to learn about different Christmas traditions and decorating our classrooms. We will be painting Santa, making Christmas lists and trying traditional Christmas food as well as continuing to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. The children will also be seeing a traditional panto in school. We will be talking to the children about how they and others around the world celebrate Christmas so we would really like to find out about your family’s traditions and celebrations. Any photos would be lovely!

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

  • Write a letter to Santa and include a wish list if you have been good!
  • Make a Christmas decoration.
  • Try or make a traditional Christmas food.
  • Sing Christmas songs, try making up a dance to them!



Week Beginning: 25th November 2019

Week Beginning: 11th November 2019

Week Beginning: 14th October 2019

Week Beginning: 7th October 2019

Week Beginning: 30th September 2019

Week Beginning:  23rd September 2019

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.  We also have a Calendar on the website with all the important upcoming dates.

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.