St James' Catholic Primary School

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2021 - 2022

Welcome to Reception Class page with Mrs Varley! 

Here I will share with you a little insight into what we get up to in Reception Class. 

Autumn Term

Welcome to Reception class. This half term we have enjoyed settling into our new classroom, learning new routines, exploring our new space and getting to know each other. We have enjoyed activities both outside and inside the classroom, making slime potions, building with large equipment and playing in our role play areas. We have been reading the story 'The Colour Monster' we have enjoyed exploring emotions and creating our own colour monsters and jars. We have spent lots of time exploring all areas of the classroom and learning about each other. 

To start of our unit on Spring we had a special visit from some ducklings. We asked lots of questions about where they come from, where they live, what they eat, how big they will grow etc. 

We even got to hold them and stroke them; what fun! 

We enjoy making our learning come to life! 

After reading the Bear Hunt story and completing lots of lovely activities around this text, we made our own binoculars and went on a bear hunt!

We had fun walking through 'thick oozy mud' and 'long wavy grass'. 

We even found a bear! 

We love stories in Reception so much that we decided to dedicate a whole week to World Book Day! We had lots of activities linked to different stories: tissue paper collage elephant's for  Elmer, Tea party for Tiger who came to tea, Witches potion making station for Winnie the Witch, Dolls house full of spider for Argh Spider!

We also had a special delivery of some new dressing up costumes!