Violet Class (Reception)

Welcome to the Violet Class (Reception) page!


Violet class is taught by Mrs Best and Miss Welling and TA Mr Hewitt.

November 2019

In Violet Class we have been reading the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’ and had lots of fun making our own ‘silly soup’. Afterwards, we drew pictures and used our phonic skills to write the initial sounds of each silly ingredient that we had used. In Maths, we have been playing some estimating games and are trying to spot small amounts of objects around the classroom without needing to count them. We really enjoyed dressing up as superheroes for ‘Children in Need’. We began the day with a Pudsey Bear yoga activity and enjoyed creating wonderful superhero masks. We have also been busy creating wet chalk pictures as well as autumn tree collages at the creation station in our classroom. In RE we have been learning about how babies are welcomed into the world by people from different religions.

September 2019

Reception Class are all enjoying the Autumn term with lots of new routines to familiarise themselves with and learning about all aspects of school life.

This term our topic is ‘Journeys’ and we have been reading stories about characters who go on a journey. We have been doing some outside learning with great enthusiasm and interest, looking at the changing seasons and how the plants and animals are making their own journeys into winter.

The role play area is a hive of activity as the children have been taking rides in our resident hot air balloon and flying off to new places to explore. In the outside tents,  it has been fun to make food and serve hot coffee and cake most days.

The children have been enjoying  dough and ribbons disco for strengthening their pincer grip for writing.

New pre-cursive handwriting sessions are well underway and the children have risen to the challenge to learn the  letters, sounds and develop their pencil grip too!

We are also busy enjoying numbers,  having fun playing games on the iPads to support our learning and lots of practical maths games to understand the value, order and appearance of a number.

The start of school is such a special time and the children are buzzing with excitement as they settle into their own learning journey.


Click on the link below to look at our topic web for the Autumn Term.

Journeys Topic Web Autumn 2019