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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Reception S

Welcome to Reception S

Your class teacher is Miss Shakeel and your class teaching assistant is Mrs Akhtar


Weekly Attendance:

Our attendance this week was 96.9%

Star of the Week:

Each week we choose someone in class who has been Respectful, Excellent, Aspirational, Co-operative or super Happy!

This week our star is Noor for being Co-operative.


Hot Choc Friday:

This week, Malayeka was delighted to find out that she would be enjoying a delicious Choc Ice as she works hard, follows the school rules and helps others.


Phonecall Home:

Ibrahim and Almas were excited to know that their parents would soon be receiving a phonecall home to let them know how well they are doing.


Headteacher's Award:

Munib was thrilled to receive the award for his excellent effort writing.


Special Note Home:

Alia achieved the special note home for working hard on her number recognition to 20.


How we learn in Reception


We love to learn in Reception! We have different areas for our learning: maths, reading, writing, outdoors, creative, investigation, role play, malleable, construction, water and fiddly fingers. 


Here are a few pictures of the children in Reception learning through play in different areas:

Summer 2 – Space


We will begin our topic through the fictional story of Aliens Love Underpants, written by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort. This will lead us to creating our very own aliens to describe and use in our own stories. We will then learn about rockets and write factual sentences about them.





In English we will be practising the sounds learnt in phonics to help us write captions and sentences related to our topic. We will write descriptive sentences about aliens as well as factual sentences that tell us about the different parts of a rocket.



In Maths we will be focusing on addition and subtraction to improve our understanding and skills. We will also be applying what we have learnt throughout the year to practical problems.