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In the event of school closure or self-isolation

We will be using the website to provide activities and practical work for Reception children to access if they are to stay at home. In the Early Years, learning is done through play and real experiences. 

Below there will be some links to: phonics, reading, maths, handwriting and just some fun things to do when not at school....


* Your child will know the phonics group they are in and it would be useful if you could ask them to read the words for that 'Phase'. 

* If your child could also practise writing their name and also 0-20 every day, correcting their formation if necessary! 

* I will attach a home recipe for making playdoh too (it is very easy!) as with this your child can practise their fine motor skills, needed for things such as handwriting.



Practical Ideas for Learning at Home (including a playdoh recipe!)

Home Learning Pack (Maths, Phonics and Literacy)

Please sign up for free reading books at your child's level. They are fun and interactive and easy to access! "Oxford Owls"

please sign up for Oxford Owl as it is a free resource that will allow your child to read books at home. 

It is free to sign up ~ here are the instructions

Oxford Owl For Home

Free ebooks for 3-11


Book Band

Your child with either be a 'Pink' or 'Red' Book band!

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Alphabet Hunt ~ enjoy doing this and then upload to our Twitter page! (25.3.20)

Welcome to our Reception Class

In our Reception class you will find the teachers called Miss Gold and the Learning Support Assistants are Miss Ashley and Miss Sarah. We are very excited to get to know the Reception class and continuing our Learning Journey!


Please look at the Reception door, the website and Twitter for updates that you may need. 


* Please don't forget your £1 snack/baking money every week.

* Please remember to bring in book bags every day.


Welcome to Reception in Norman Pannell Primary School where we love to learn both indoors and outdoors. We have lots of opportunities to learn through active play, investigations, stories and visits. 


We strive to ignite children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, building capacity, to learn, build relationships and thrive. Below is an outline of what your child will be learning in Reception over the year. Please note that these can change depending on the interests of the children! 


If you have any questions, news or worries then please do not hesitate to speak to one of the Reception Team.

So much fun had today doing some 'Science' experiments. We looked at shaving foam and how it expands when it is out the conainer. We looked at making bubbles with straws and also blowing bubbles (and their sizes!) As you can see a lot of messy fun was had by the shaving foam scientists!! (12.3.20)

We had a fantastic Monday in school using our fine motor skills! We made lots of Robots with our 'junk' and recycled materials! As the old saying goes..."give a child a cardboard box...!" (9.3.20)

World Book Day 2020. Reception brought in their favourite books and shared stories with their friends! We did this with cookies and milk whilst dressed up in PJs! (5.3.20)

Our school trip visiting our Liverpool Landmarks. The best school trip putting everything into context and singing Yellow Submarine with the busker at the Beatles Statue!! (5.2.20)

Some children today were: flip it, make it, build it with our numbers. What a great morning! (4.2.20)

All the time we are learning and getting 'busy' making sure that we are using all of our areas of learning! (30.1.20)

We used lots of resources today to help us order numbers! We love using numicon in class! (27.1.20)

We are learning about Tangled today and made our own Rapunzel and Flynn Ryders using the materials from our craft area! We also manipulated our fine motor skills by squeezing all the water out of the flannels! This was hard work!! Using language such as twisting, squeezing, spinning and stretching! (20.1.20)

Today in phonics we read our caption and then matched it to the picture...all by ourselves! (10.1.20)

Every day we brush our teeth to keep them clean and healthy! (7.1.20)

It's Christmas Jumper Day in Reception! (13.12.19)

It's Christmas Jumper Day in Reception! (13.12.19) 1

It's that Friday feeling at Garden Lodge Care Home again! A lovely welcome and decorating Christmas cards (6.12.19)

Oh! No! Olaf is melting.....! Baking Thursday (we love baking Thursdays!!) (5.12.19)

Our weekly visit to Garden Lodge Care Home! The children and residents loved it (so did Miss Ashley!) (29.11.19)

'Learning through Play' is what we do in Reception! Problem Solving, artwork and just loving what we do! (26.11.19)

Most of the children had a busy weekend either seeing Santa or watching Frozen 2! Today they couldn't wait to see what was waiting for them in the base! (25.11.19)

Our first visit to Garden Lodge Care Home: How fantastic to see our Reception children playing and interacting with the residents of GLCH. They did arts and crafts and had biscuits and juice. Same again next week... ! (22.11.19)

Thursday Cooking: We made cheese swiss roll! It was gorgeous! (21.11.19)

The results of our experiment on keeping healthy 'germs' (19.11.19)

Children in Need ~ learning all about Pudsey! (14.11.19)

We talked about Rememberance Day today in preparation for 11.11.19...and we also made Poppy Biscuits using red icing and a chocolate button! (6.11.19)

We made chocolate wand sparklers today! We were going to take them home but ate them instead! (6.11.19)

We learnt about Bonfire Night today and the story behind it! We learnt about how we need to be safe when using Sparklers... (4.11.19)

Today we got changed for PE all by ourselves! We had fun in our dance lesson! (4.11.19)

Calderstones Park: it was a pleasure! Trail walks, mud, feeding the ducks, mud, horses, races, mud and walking! Such a fantastic day had by all! (18.10.19)

During Culture Week we tasted different foods related to the book we are reading! Chapatti, popadums, naan bread and mango chutney! (17.10.19)

...after 3 days of using tools we are finally inside the pumpkin! We now have pumpkin seeds all over our classroom!!! (16.10.19)

We are using real tools to try and open the pumpkin! We are also using our fine motor skills to balance the marbles! (15.10.19)

Reading for Pleasure at our local Library and looking for our Benji Bear who had gone missing! (11.10.19)

Outdoor Number Lines and Matching Quantity using natural objects! #Teamwork (8.10.19)

Baking, Balance Bikes, Tasting the cookies....just a typical Thursday in the Early Years! (3.10.19)

Painting outside in the drizzle having so much fun! (30.9.19)

In Jigsaw this week we learnt about the importance of 'sharing' with others (30.9.19)

Such a busy Thursday! Baking flapjacks with porridge oats (Goldilocks!), Balance Bikes and then we 'Passed the Smile' aroud the cirlce! So much learning took place today!! (26.9.19)

Who did it? Our Crime Scene this morning as we arrived in class! The children were detectives and achieved the most amazing writing! (23.9.19)

Messy play outside! Lots of chalk and children having fun in the mud kitchen looking for creepy crawlies! (20.9.019)

Bake Off! We have been making Bear Paw Cookies to help us with our fine motor skills! (20.9.19)

A birthday, matching numbers to quantity and Going on a Bear Hunt! Another busy day.....(17.9.19)

The Great British Bake Off has begun.....!! (12.9.19)

Let's take our phonics into the 'Writing Area' !!!! (11.9.19)

Slippers in class are good for our wellbeing... (9.9.19)

Today we talked about our 'All about Me' bags and then 'got busy'... (9.9.19)

Splish Splash Splosh! Let's learn our colours... (10.9.19)