Welcome to Reception

The new Reception children have had a brilliant start to the year.

They have been exploring their new classrooms and meeting new friends.

We can not wait to see how much the children grow and develop throughout the year.

Here are a few photos to show what fun the children have been having.


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Book of the week

This week we have read the story of Handa’s surprise. We talked about what happened at the beginning and the middle of the story and used our imaginations to think about what might happen at the end.

As we read the story we talked about the animals we saw an Knowsley Safari Park and remembered the facts we learnt.

You can watch the story below.


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Special visitor

We had a special visitor today and showed thoughtfulness and respect when saying hello.

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Knowsley Safari Park

Reception had the most AMAZING time at Knowsley Safari Park.

We saw lots of different animals and were lucky enough to see the tigers and the wolves (which we were told are very good at hiding and do not usually come out!)

We also saw elephants, rhinos and giraffes and were told how to spot whether an animal is a deer or an antelope. Can you remember what that was?

Watch the video below to see what a fantastic day we had, even if it was a bit soggy!


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We have now started our new unit of Animals and really looking forward to our trip to Knowsley Safari Park on Wednesday.

This week we will be learning about different animals and writing the facts that we learn.

Our reading area will have lots of non-fiction books that we can read to learn new and exciting facts about animals.

Can you draw your favourite animal and write an interesting fact about it?

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Book of the week

This week the children have been reading the story of Pirate Pat. We have been thinking about what happened in the beginning, the middle and the end of the story. The children have also been using their imagination to create their own endings to the story.

Can you write your own pirate story? Who are the characters and where are they going to go?

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Book of the week

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Reception have been reading ‘Percy and the Pirates’ this week. We thought about what it would be like to be on Crab Island, what it would look like, smell like and what we might be able to hear.

Can you draw your own pirate treasure map? You will need to think of a name for your island and don’t forget to put the ‘X’ to mark where the treasure is buried!
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Ahoy me hearties!

Come and see what the old motley crew have been up to for our Treasure Entry Point. What a great day!


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Our book of the week

For our first week exploring pirates and treasure we have been reading ‘The Pirates Next Door’ written by Jonny Duddle. The children have been looking at what pirates look like and what they wear.

Listen to the book by watching the video below.

If you were a pirate, what would you like to wear and where would you like to sail?




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Welcome back to our final term of the year.


This term we will be looking at the units ‘Treasure’ and ‘Animals’. We will be learning about pirates first whilst exploring our pirate ship role play area and reading a selection of pirate books.


Come back soon to see which books we have been reading and what exciting activities we have been completing.




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