Here, you will be able to find out more about the amazing things we are learning about in Reception.

Meet the Team:

Mrs. V. Bailey
Teacher (Giraffes)

Miss. S. Jones
Teacher (Tigers)

Mrs. L. Warner
Learning Support Assistant

Mrs. D. Thomason
Learning Support Assistant

Our Learning Journey

Below you will find out about our learning journey for the term.  Please click on any document links for further information.  

Reception Curriculum Map

If you would like to know a little more about what the children in Reception will be learning about this half term, please refer to our curriculum map document below.  Alternatively, click here.

Celebrating Our Success

In Reception, we love it when we can share successes and achievements. 

Well done to William from Giraffes who was awarded class champion of the week for his amazing topic knowledge.
A big well done to L'Ren from Tigers who was awarded class champion of the week for having a positive attitude towards learning. Keep it up!


The Reception children have made a wonderful start to their time at Meadow View. They have all been exploring our new environment and getting used to the school routines. The exciting new outdoor area is proving very popular with all the children. We have exciting times ahead as we are expecting visits from people who help us in the community including; a nurse, a police officer and firefighters. This year we are looking forward to all of the topics that we are going to be learning about such as; Safari, Dinosaurs, Space, Changes and Under the Sea!

Take a look at some of the things that we have been up to this week.

Thank you to all of the parents who came to our Phonics Inspire workshop. The children had a fantastic morning and they enjoyed reading and playing a variety of Phonics games with you. We hope that you found it useful and we hope that you enjoyed it just as much as we did! 

Below are some of the Phonics activities, the session's powerpoint and an example of how we say the pure sounds to support blending. 

Language First

Thank you to the parents who attended our 'Language First' parent workshop last week. Please see below the
power point presentation for your reference.

 Year 6 Buddies

Tigers and Giraffes were so excited to meet their buddies for the first time on Friday and are looking forward to meeting them again. The children had fun playing with their buddies in their new playground and Year 6 helped the children get used to their new school environment and routine. We look forward to doing more activities together in the coming weeks.

This week we were visited by some of the Y6 buddies who have been busy writing stories for us. The stories were so fantastic that we wanted to hear them more than once. Several of the stories even starred children from Reception! After the session the children got to take home their stories to enjoy again and again Thank you Y6!

Reception had so much fun at the Halloween disco on Tuesday afternoon. Look at our fantastic costumes!

Reception have had a lovely 'Children In Need Day.' In assembly this morning we learnt all about children in need and read a story about Pudsey bear. Then our Year 6 buddies came to help us with a craft activity. In the afternoon, we took part in a Pudsey inspired PE lesson, developing our gross motor skills, including: jumping, throwing and balancing. Thank you for all of your donations!


As our topic this half term is dinosaurs, we will be focusing on a variety of dinosaur stories and poems in English lessons. We have been reading the book 'Am I Yours?' by Alex Latima which is about a little dinosaur egg that loses its family. We explored the dinosaur egg's feelings throughout the different parts of the story and wrote sentences in speech bubbles to show how it felt.

Throughout the story, the dinosaur egg comes across a lot of dinosaurs who had to describe themselves so that they could guess if the egg was theirs. We practised describing the dinosaurs and created riddles for Mrs Adair and Mr Worthington to guess!

Take a look at the books that we are enjoying this half term:

In Reception we have started our new topic 'Where did all the dinosaurs go?'. The children were shocked to find some eggs had appeared in our curiosity cube during lunchtime. The eggs raised lots of questions with many children suspecting that they may be dinosaur eggs. We will be keeping a close eye on the cube over the next few weeks to see if anything hatches. Lets hope it isn't a baby tyrannosaurus rex! 

WATCH OUT! There is a dinosaur on the loose. The children discovered some peculiar footprints in the classroom and noticed that our dinosaur egg has hatched! After checking the CCTV, we found out that inside our dinosaur egg was a T-Rex. Check out the footage.


During our topic lessons we have been learning about volcanoes. Today we did a Science experiment where we made our own volcano and combined ingredients to make an eruption. The children predicted what they thought would happen and then we tested it out to see the results. After, we created our own volcano paintings.

West Midlands Safari Park

On Wednesday 11th December, Reception children and parents went to visit West Midlands Safari Park and what a fantastic day it was! The children got to ride on the magical sleigh to see Father Christmas. They went into the elves' workshop and got to pick their very own toy. We then got to explore all of the different animals and even got to see a sea lion show! As we went around the Safari, we spotted some of the African animals that we have been learning about in Reception. We would like to say a really big thank you to the parents for joining us, the children really enjoyed it!


In Maths we have been focusing on Shape, Space and Measure. We have been measuring the length of dinosaurs using cubes and paperclips, creating a dinosaur using a variety of 2D shapes, making shapes with different resources and lots more!