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Mrs Jeyes and Mrs Forsyth

Welcome to Reception

Our team are :

  • Mrs K Jeyes (Red Group: Foxes and Owls)
  • Mrs V Forsyth (Blue Group: Badgers and Hedgehogs)
  • Mrs C Doherty, Mrs S Armes, Mrs J Page, Miss J Bell, Miss S Hegarty, Mr G Girling, Miss F Jeyes

15th February 2018


Can you believe that we are now half-way through our first year at BIG school...!? No? Neither can we!!


This week, we have been 'busy, busy, busy' learning about the real meaning of Shrove Tuesday and Lent. We have also been learning about St Valentine's Day and the Chinese New Year. We have learned that this year will be the 'Year of the Dog' and that, if we are already aged 5, we were born in the 'Year of the Dragon' and if we are still aged 4, we were born in the 'Year of the Snake'. It turns out that both Mrs Jeyes AND Mrs Forsyth were born in the Year of the Rabbit. (Little wonder that neither of them can stop talking!!)


We have made, and eaten, pancakes, created and written St Valentine's Day cards, explored and investigated Chinese New Year, via role-play and tasting noodles and prawn crackers, and played our part in the 'Early Phase' Ash Wednesday liturgy. PHEW!! It's no wonder that we're all worn out!


Many thanks for your continued support, wishing you all a peaceful and happy half-term break!


The Reception Team.


This term our topic is 'Let's Move!'. See below for curriculum information...



RETURN TO SCHOOL: Monday 26th February

WORLD BOOK DAY: Thursday 1st March

LENTEN LITURGY: Friday 2nd March at 09:15 in church. All are welcome!

REPORT CARDS sent home: Friday 2nd March

'ODD' DAY: Tuesday 6th March (this may be 'odd' shoes, 'odd' hair or otherwise... further details to follow...!)

PARENTS EVENINGS: Wednesday 7th March and Thursday 8th March: 4.30pm - 7.30pm


Colette, our lollipop lady

Colette, our lollipop lady 1

Our Winter Walk

How near are the Magi?

How near are the Magi? 1 "Are they there yet?"
How near are the Magi? 2 "No, they're definitely not there yet."
How near are the Magi? 3 "Hello, who's this...?"
How near are the Magi? 4 Mr Taylor told us all about the three kings...
How near are the Magi? 5 ...they'll arrive at the crib on January 6th...
How near are the Magi? 6 ...The Epiphany.
How near are the Magi? 7 Mrs Hearn burned incense for us to smell.

Reception's Christmas Party!

We went on a Bear Hunt...!

Our Wedding Party

Our Wedding Party 1 We role-played a wedding
Our Wedding Party 2 We all signed the Register...
Our Wedding Party 3 ...and danced at the party!

A visit from Mr Murray, the optometrist

Our Prayer Buddies!

A couple of dates for your diary:


Thursday 19th October at 11.30am - Parents invited to join us for a school lunch

Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th November - Parents' Evenings

New Beginnings

New Beginnings 1

Our first week at BIG school!

Curriculum Map: Spring Term 1