Reception Class

At St Peter's we understand the importance of inspiring pupils to develop a thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning. Therefore, each lesson is designed to reflect the interests of the class and to support the learning needs of each individual child, as they journey through Reception and explore their interests, ask questions and challenge their abilities.


In Reception Class we follow the EYFS framework, which enables us to provide a child-centred approach in a fully inclusive setting. Our lessons and activities encourage independence, foster communication and teamwork and support opportunities for risk and challenge, inspired by exciting topics that develop with the interests of the class. Over the course of Reception, your children will learn through play, exploration and discovery, supporting them to develop confidence in their abilities and engage in deeper thinking. The children will communicate with their peers and form new lasting relationships which will develop and strengthen as their independence and understanding continues to grow.  


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Citrus Soup and Fruit Smoothies

 The children enjoyed collecting fruit in baskets from the home corner and creating tea parties and picnics. We found out about healthy eating and made shopping lists. The children enjoyed slicing lemons, limes and oranges to make citrus soup, they loved the smell and explored the citrus soup with lots of pouring and mixing.

All of the children brought in some fruit from home to create our own fruit smoothies. The children washed, peeled and chopped the fruit before blending it. The children tasted their smoothies and discussed what they liked and disliked. With the left overs we had a go at some fruit printing.

We have been finding out about Autumn and exploring all of the changes in our environment, including the weather. We went for a walk around our school and found lots of leaves changing colour, acorns, berries, conkers, apples and more. We stuck them to our journey crowns and went back to class to explore the items and colours we had collected.

Our Learning Environment...

Meet the Team!






Our Star of the Week is Ella for her wonderful writing about her hopes and wishes for 2023.

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Our Reception Class timetable is divided into subjects in accordance to the sessions teaching focus. Nevertheless, during each subject every child will have opportunities to explore their interests and engage with a wide range of provision set out to encourage cross curricular learning. 

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New 1 Minute Maths App for Reception!