Welcome to Reception









Welcome to Oak Class. This is the final foundation year for your children, they will have access to a range of areas of learning including:

Four Specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

Three Prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication & Language

Forest School:

On a Thursday afternoon we go to Forest School, during this time the children will have chance to explore the outdoor grounds. They will have the chance to build different objects, explore the outdoor musical instruments, search for minibeasts and take part in lots of nature walks. The children should have a pair of wellies and waterproofs in school at all times. The school can supply a purple all in one waterproof suit for a small cost, if you are interested please speak to one of the Reception team.


Oak class take part in PE on a Monday afternoon & a Friday morning but PE kits will remain in school at all times. Please ensure that every item is clearly labelled.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!

Our topic for Autumn 2 is Bears!

We had a special visitor who left foot prints in our classroom! We predicted it may have been a bear and went on a hunt in our forest. We found Paddington Bear in a tree! We decided to make a house for Paddington to stay in.

Kenyan Teachers visit

What a wonderful few days we had with our visiting Kenyan teachers. They had travelled all the way from Nairobi to come to visit our school. 

Our visitors spent a busy weekend with Mrs Stanley and Mrs Osborn in Worcester looking around the Cathedral and going for a traditional afternoon tea, then Sunday at The Birmingham German Market.

On Monday morning they came to school and joined in straight away with our lessons – Money and instructions to make a cup and ball toy in year 2, soup tasting in year 3 and 4. At break time they joined in with skipping. They had a lovely time in Forest school with year 1 and joined in with singing and story telling in Pre-school and Reception. They also went swimming with year 3 and 4. We planted two special trees in our Sensory garden to commemorate their visit.

It was an amazing experience for all of us – the feedback they gave us about our school was so lovely. They were really impressed with the children’s behaviour and were inspired by way we teach and our school environment.  They  said they will go back to Nairobi with lots of new ideas for their school.

We hope to be able to send a parcel of ‘goodies’ for the children at Langata West Primary school where they teach to enable them to have a small gift in the New Year.

Welcome Back

Welcome back. Watch this space to see the exciting things we get up to soon.