The Reception class teacher is Emma Burdon. Megan Seager is the Teaching Assistant and Chloe Rogers is an apprentice from RWP.

We combine adult led and child initiated activities to create an exciting and broad curriculum. We teach directed phonics and Literacy through Read, Write Inc and Maths lessons in the mornings. In the afternoons we provide a range of sessions to ensure we offer a curriculum that covers all aspects of the Early Years curriculum

Summer term in Reception is always a busy one as we get ready to move into Key Stage One but we still find lots of time to have fun while we are learning.

Our overarching topic this term is Animals and Habitats. Over the next few months we will spend time looking at animals from near and far and where they live. We will be investigating why they live where they do. We will be looking at variety of animals and insects from the smallest bugs to giant sea creatures!

We will spend time in our outdoor environment. As well as looking for bugs in our garden we will also be growing plants and vegetables and finding out what plants need to grow.

We will finish our topic, and time in Reception by visiting the aquarium in Maryport to look at some of the sea creatures we have learnt about.

Reception News

Lockdown Stories

As part of their Home Learning activities, our pupils were asked to write stories inspired by the events of the Corona Virus Lockdown. This book is a collection of all of the amazing stories submitted – from our Reception Children right through to our Year 6 Pupils. We hope you enjoy them as much as…

Mental Health Week – Random Acts of Kindness

As part of Mental Health Week, our pupils made pledges to show ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ to others. Throughout the week they will be carrying out these pledges and taking part in whole school Mental Health and Wellbeing activities each afternoon. #MentalHealthMatters    

Fantastic Leaflets to help us Stay Safe!

As part of a Whole School Writing Challenge, the children were asked to research information about the Corona Virus and examine the features of a good leaflet. Then they had a go at creating their own leaflets to share within our community to help keep everyone safe. The results were amazing!!! Everyone worked really hard…

Home Learning Update

  A great start to our home learning with lots of fantastic examples of our children being the ‘Best that they can be!’ Well done Team Hensingham A great start to our home learning with lots of fantastic examples of our children being the ‘Best that they can be!’ Well done Team Hensingham presentation 1…

Science Week!

This year’s Science Week theme was ‘Our Diverse Planet’. To fit in with this theme, all of our classes took part in a variety of different activities. Reception looked at Handa’s Surprise and used their senses to identify different fruits which are grown in different places around the world. Years 2 and 3 looked at how…

Halloween Disco

Thank you to everyone who came to our Halloween disco!

Reception Letters


Homework and Reading - Sept 2019 94.50 KB 10 downloads


Letter to Parents - Coronavirus 163.06 KB 41 downloads


Welcome letter for Reception Class 165.12 KB 1 downloads