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School Name

Whitecote Primary School

This is a Motto


Hello and welcome to the Reception webpage!

Key Information



R Ash: Miss Murray, Mrs McGuinness, Mrs Carlton and Ms Brooke.

R Pine: Miss Staniland, Mrs Robson, and Mrs Lines.



P.E. is on a Thursday morning. Children will need a plain white t-shirt and plain black shorts. Please leave their P.E. kit in school when possible because P.E. times may change. Please write your child's name in all their kit!



Learning Logs will be sent once a half term, please complete this with your child and return for the date shown. Other homework or resources may be sent home throughout the half term, to be returned the following week. Please try to read your child's school reading book with them each day. Reading is a really important skill to master. It is also important to discuss the book with your child. If you would like any support or advice on helping your child with their reading, please pop in after school to see their teacher.



This half term we are following the children's interests, we will be doing this through observations of children's play, what the children are interested in and what they are keen to find out more about. In addition to this we will have a focus book. This week the book we are focusing on is Supertato.

Welcome to our Classrooms!

Phonics Stay and Play 02/10/19

Today we enjoyed having our grown ups in Reception for a special Phonics based stay and play session. We started the morning with a phonics session to show what we have been learning so far this half term. We then had lots of different fun activities set up linked to phonics including glitter writing. Thank you very much to all the grown ups that stayed this morning, we certainly had lots of fun and can't wait for our next stay and play session!

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Forest School

In Reception we've been very lucky to have a forest school session every Monday morning. Children get ready in their outdoor clothes and we head down to the wildlife area to join Forest School leaders Kate and Jack for a fun outdoor session. So far we've enjoyed games of hide and seek, finding forest treasure, making muddy finger prints on a class poster and making clay faces for tree decorations in the forest area. We can't wait to have more fun in our Forest School sessions, which will continue until Christmas. 

Making a Fruit Salad

Christmas Stay and Play

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Reception had a fantastic morning for our Christmas Stay and Play session where we were joined by lots of grown ups for some fun Christmas themed activities. Some of the activities included; lolly stick Christmas trees, writing letters to Santa, making snowflakes and paper chains. Thank you to all the parents and carers for coming, we had a fantastic time!


In Reception we have been reading the story 'Zog' by Julia Donaldson. The children have chosen to complete lots of different Zog related activities including; character descriptions, labelling Zog and collages in the provision. Well done!

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Vegetables and Dip

In Reception we have enjoyed learning how to stay safe and healthy. During this learning we chopped vegetables and made our own dip. The children did a fantastic job chopping their vegetable sticks and mixing their own dip. They then enjoyed tasting their cooking. Well done! 


Here is a link to the recipe we used so maybe you can try it at home too: