Home to the Bees and Butterflies



Wow! What a fabulous first term at St Peter’s for our new Bees and Butterflies. The children have been very busy making new friends and joining in with the many exciting activities in our topics this term. Well done everyone!

Have a look below to see some of the other things we have been doing this term.

We look forward to welcoming you all back for an exciting Spring Term at St Peter’s. We are looking forward to learning more about celebrations through ‘Chinese New Year’ and people who help us during our topic “999, It’s an Emergency!”

Please also continue to read daily with your child or practise your child’s phonic wallet and record this in their reading record.

If you have any questions please speak to one of the Reception Team or email the school office.

Thanks for your support.

Reception Team.

Spring Term 1 – 999. It’s an Emergency


Autumn Term 2  – Let’s Celebrate…

Our topic this half term has been ‘Let’s Celebrate’. We have been very busy learning about celebrations and in particular finding out about the two celebrations Diwali and Christmas. We learnt that Diwali is the Hindu celebration known as the festival of light. We listened to, role-played and sequenced the story of Rama and Sita. The children enjoyed making Rangoli patterns using coloured rice, creating Mendi patterns on their hands and making their own Diva lamps out of clay. We even had our own Diwali celebration day where we all wore brightly coloured outfits, learnt an Indian Dance based around the story of Rama and Sita and even tasted a curry made for us by our wonderful cooks from Class Catering!

We ended this busy half term celebrating Christmas! We had lots of fun making Christmas cards, calendars, Christmas decorations and we even had a competition to see which group could make the longest paperchain! We also had to save Santa’s reindeer from frozen ice! We decided on some different ways we could melt the ice without hurting Rudolph and the other reindeers. We found putting the ice in warm water was the quickest. Luckily all reindeer were saved in time for Christmas Eve.

During the last week we enjoyed our Christmas lunch and party day. We played pass the parcel, musical statues, pin the nose on Rudolph and we even had a visit from Santa himself! Much to our delight!


Autumn Term 1 – Twinkle Twinkle, We are Stars…

Our topic this half term has been ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, We are Stars’. We have been very busy learning the words and actions to different nursery rhymes.

One day we came into class to find that Humpty Dumpty had cracked. Oh no!!  We had to work out how we could fix him back together again. We had the choice of using sellotape, pritt stick, masking tape, PVA glue, staplers and even plasters!! Have a look at our pictures to see which worked the best.

We have been practising our fine motor skills which help strengthen the muscles in our hands. We used scissors to cut out our Humpty Dumpty and then folded paper forwards and backwards to make dangly arms and dangly legs.

One of our favourite nursery rhymes is ‘I’m a Little Teapot’. We have been practising our mark-making skills by using watercolour paints to create handwriting patterns on our teapots. Don’t they look pretty?

We have had lots of fun creating some big art for our displays. Look at our Humpty Dumpty, we all had a go at painting him or his wall. Incy Wincy spider made us all giggle as we scrunched newspaper and stuffed it into black tights to create his legs. We used two black bags to make his body and his head. We all love singing his song to him when we are in the yellow room.

In the blue room we have a nursery rhyme station. We love choosing a rhyme or picking a prop to help us perform our nursery rhymes.


Our Autumn Term Author Focus – Julia Donaldson

We love story time and have been exploring books by ‘Julia Donaldson’. She is our Author Focus this term and we have enjoyed listening to her stories. We have loved joining in with Mrs Williams and Mr Pinnock as they read to us. Our favourite so far have been ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘Smartest Giant in Town’, ‘Zog’, ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’


In our R.E lessons we have been learning about ‘Creation’. We listened carefully to our Bible story ‘In the Beginning’ and learnt all about how God created the world in seven days.

We have used a variety of collage materials to create posters which represent how God created our world.

We thought carefully about the word ‘thankful’. What it means and when give thanks. We then made thank you cards to God drawing pictures of what we were thankful for.

Week 1/2 – Our First Paintings…

We have all painted our very first picture in Reception! We had lot’s of lovely rainbows, dinosaurs and animals, which have certainly helped brighten our rooms.

Previously in Reception…………….


Summer Term 2021 – Spring has Sprung & It’s a Bugs Life


Autumn Term 2020 – Our Wonderful World


We have been very busy here in Reception the past few weeks learning about ‘Dinosaurs’. We worked in our groups to produce some Wanted Posters for the T-Rex and baby T-Rex that we saw in the Blue Room. We drew pictures and looked closely at the photographs of the dinosaurs to describe what they looked like. We have also had fun making some colourful dinosaur handprints, exploring our dinosaur museum role-play area and we even had a go at matching fossils to the correct dinosaurs!

Help! There was a Dinosaur in our Class…

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We came into Reception on Monday morning to find footprints and a mysterious round object in the Blue Room. The children were confused at first to what had happened in their class over the weekend. We looked carefully at the footprints that had been left and compared them to other animals. We then came to the conclusion that a dinosaur had been in our class and laid an egg! Some of the dinosaurs the children thought it could be included a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Pterodactyl and Triceratops. We have now setup a camera to watch over the egg so we can find out what it is once it hatches.

We have also transformed our role-play area into a Dinosaur Museum complete with fossils, T-Rex skull , toy dinosaurs and miniature dinosaur skeletons.

Check out the pictures below.



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