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Kings Meadow Primary School and Early Years Education Centre

Celebrating Success

Reception (Rowan)

Welcome to Reception!


Class Teacher: Mrs Beesley

Teaching Assistants:Mrs Wilson, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Kane


Class Routines:    Mon   – Dance (PE Kits and pumps needed)

                     Tues  – Shared Reading 8.50-9.00am (all parents welcome)

                             Weds – PE (Full kit needed)

                              Fri    – Celebration Assembly  



In Reception the children have continuous access to the outdoors.  We would be grateful if your child could have a waterproof coat and some wellies in school at all times. 

P.E. kits can be left in school and taken home every half term to be washed.


Thank you to those who have already paid snack money.  A contribution of £1 per week is welcomed.



Summer Term


We have another very exciting half term ahead in Reception!  Now the dark mornings have finally disappeared and we can enjoy the beautiful Spring sunshine, we will continue  to observe the changes in the world around us.  Our topic this half term is all about growing.  We will start with learning how plants and flowers grow and where we get our food from.  We might even try to grow our own beanstalk!  We are sure that this will provide the children with endless writing opportunities.




Partnership with parents


In Reception we value your contribution to your child's learning.  We would love to hear all about your children's achievements outside of school, from getting a medal at football to learning to ride their bike!  Use our WOW vouchers and send them in with your child, we will celebrate their WOW and display it on our WOW wall for all to see!


If there is anything you need to discuss with a member of the Reception Team we will be available before and after school.  Please do not hesitate to speak to us.


Please read with your child at home and record any comments for us in their reading diary.  Homework will be sent home on a Friday - please return it to school by Tuesday the following week.

Outdoor Play in Reception


In Reception the children have access to continuous outdoor provision everyday.  The children thoroughly enjoy each experience they are offered from building with crates and planks to creating a den with their friends.  Our activities outside encourage team work, co-operative play, problem solving and creativity.  The children are offered many opportunities to develop their Literacy and Numeracy skills throughout the areas outside.  

Chinese New Year

World Book Day 5th March

On Thursday 19th March Reception took part in an hour of code.  The children enjoyed working with their buddies in Year 6, whilst they began to learn the basics of computer programming.  Various characters from Frozen to Angry Birds were made to move in certain ways through the children's instructions. 

Friday 20th March

On Friday 20th March the children came to school on their bikes or scooters.  They had a special Bike It breakfast in the hall with their friends.  They were then able to go out on the playground to ride their bikes and scooters with Bike It Mary.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the day!

The day the Easter bunny came!

The children learnt all about Easter and why we celebrate it.  As a special treat the Easter bunny paid their garden a visit and left them some chocolate eggs that they had to hunt for!