Reception 2018 - 2019

Ms Heap

Hello and welcome to our Reception Class Page 2018 2019

Wishing you all a very happy Summer term!       

We have 30 lovely, happy children in our Reception class this year and four amazing part-time Teaching Assistants.  We also have Magic Owl, Dog, Barney and Peter the Puffin but you'll have to visit us to find out who they are!  Plus we have Primrose, Thelma and Louise, our beautiful guinea-pigs, carefully looked after by the Reception children.  Not only that, we had 30 toy mice visiting in Autumn last term, each one belonging to a child in the class whose job was to look after it over the Summer, name it and help it get ready for school as part of our transition project.  We are also very lucky to have several lovely parents and grandparents and a kind volunteer who all come in to help us each week with our learning and reading.  As you can imagine, Reception is a busy place to be!

This term we are continuing to  compare Benllech in Anglesey (a seasonal sea-side Welsh village) to Bollington (a small inner country English town) as part of our theme 'Here and There'. We will be using my experience, lots of photos and pictures of  Benllech to make comparisons of houses, landscapes, weather, plants and animals etc. We will be walking round Bollington, visiting the local vets, looking at local trees, plants and animals and comparing them to those typically found at the seaside.  We are also adding dragons to the mix, very exciting!!  Our mud kitchen has changed....... into a Fish and Stick shop, ha, ha, ha!!  Our home corner is becoming an Anglesey cottage and the small world table is mnow a 'Dragon World'!  Busy, busy, busy as we always are in Reception!!

Prospective parents and children are more than welcome to look round.  If interested, please ring the school office to arrange an appointment.

Ms Sally Heap (Teacher) and all the Reception Class


"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis




Reception: Gallery items

Our Guinea-Pigs, by Ms Heap

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Dean Valley Primary School

Albert Road
SK10 5HS


Tel: 01625 572767
Fax: 01625 574522