The Reception children have loved our ‘Down in the Garden’ topic.

We finished the half term with a wonderful minibeast party, look how amazing the children all looked!



During the day the children made their own minibeast painted rocks, danced at the ‘Ugly Bug Ball’ and set our beautiful butterflies free. A fantastic time was had by all! 🙂





Here is our usual weekly timetable in Reception:

Monday English / Phonics Break Maths Lunch Topic Story / music
Tuesday English / Phonics Maths Computing Story / music
Wednesday English / Phonics Maths Outdoor P.E. Story / music
Thursday English / Phonics Maths Topic Story / music
Friday Forest Fun Outdoor P.E. Assembly Phonics/ key words Story / music

Tapestry Online Learning Journal - YouTube

Can we please remind you that the children need both an outdoor P.E. kit and a forest school kit in school (all items clearly labelled with their name). Also please remember to check your Tapestry account regularly to be kept up to date with your child’s individual learning journey.


Don’t forget that Buckstones have signed up to an online reading scheme, which is currently available for families to use at home. Please see details here: Epic! Reading Scheme Info


Many thanks,  The Reception Team 🙂


World Book Day 2021




To access any of the home learning activities from over the last term, please click on the links below: 

Home Learning Week 1 (week beginning 4.1.21)

Home Learning Week 2 (week beginning 11.1.21)

Home Learning Week 3 (week beginning 18.1.21)

Home Learning Week 4 (week beginning 25.1.21)

Home Learning Week 5 (week beginning 1.2.21)

Home Learning Week 6 (week beginning 8.2.21)

Home Learning Week 7 (week beginning 22.2.21)

Home Learning Week 8 ( week beginning 1.3.21)


Here is a copy of our Reception information booklet: Reception Booklet For Parents 2020

Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Reception team if you have any further questions.