Squirrels / Hedgehogs - Mrs Mills / Mrs Hutton

Welcome to Reception / Reception B

Welcome to Hedgehogs and Squirrels class page. Keep your eye on our page for all the exciting learning we will be doing in Reception.

Our PE day is Monday. Please remember to bring your outdoor and indoor kit and a pair of suitable footwear.

Homework will be given out on Fridays to be returned the following Friday. Please remember your book bags every day and if you need a new book put it in the box provided.

Reading books also need to be in school daily and will be changed once a week.

Remember our learning starts at 8:40 and ends at 3:15. If you have any questions regarding the children's learning please don't hesitate to ask one of our adults.

Mrs Mills and Mrs Hutton

Our Autumn 2 Learning


What a start to the new term!

Here we are making our own firework pictures exploring how we can use chalk to show what we see and hear.

Can you see the loud fireworks?


We also learnt about the soldiers and how we remember them by wearing poppies. Here we are making our own poppies...

Our Autumn 1 Learning

A great start to our 'Ahoy there, Mateys' topic. We had lots of fun making lots of pirate things including a treasure map and a pirate hat! The children also made us really proud with the homework they had done about pirates over the holidays!

During our pirate topic we thought about the different materials pirates would need, what they might need them for and which would be the best?

Unfortunately not all the pirates we met were good guys! Captain Red Beard locked up our TV and hid the keys! We had to follow the clues to find the missing keys; then we unlocked the TV and got on with our learning! PHEW!

Finally, we finished our pirate topic with a great Pirate Party! We all got dressed up and had a great time being pirates. We made our own telescopes, walked the plank and played lots of pirate games. We even had a tasty treat of pirate 'hotdog' boats, walk the plank 'chocolate biscuits' and cannon ball 'cheese ball crisps' . It was delicious and just what our hungry pirates needed! Ooh Arghh!


At the end of Autumn 1 we started our new topic 'Once upon a time...' where we looked closely at different stories. The children enjoyed lots of different activities which were based on the stories to help them gain a better understanding.

Here they are racing as the Hare and the Tortoise, guess who won!


They also had lots of fun exploring different types of food; from tasting different breads made in Little Red Hen to making turnip and vegetable soup from the Enormous turnip. The children really enjoyed visiting the kitchen to prepare some of the vegetables and it was very tasty!


The end of the term was full of exciting festivals and activities. For Halloween, we explored pumpkins and were very excited to dress up for the school's Halloween disco.

We also learnt all about Diwali - the festival of lights. Here we are making our very own diva lamps using salt dough.


Induction / Summer 2

The children settled quickly into reception and even enjoyed a trip to Cusworth Hall to compare our own homes to a stately home. We even had time for an icy treat and a play on the park!