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Welcome to Reception Class


Class Teacher: Mrs Sewell

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stayte

Reception Class is taught by Mrs Sewell. Mrs Stayte helps to support us with our learning. We have 28 children in the class this year.


Welcome to the Reception Class page. We will be updating it on a regular basis to show you all the exciting and amazing things we have been getting up to in the Reception Class here at Lugwardine Primary Academy.



For regularly updated activities for Reception children please log on to Tapestry and look under the ‘Memo’ section. Any problems please email Mrs Sewell or Miss Watkins.

Below is a link to our Maths home learning. This is updated weekly so you can complete new tasks each day.

The package contains five lessons per week. Each lesson has a video introduction and activity to complete.

In the Reception class we have thoroughly enjoyed our topic of Dinosaurs this half term. Last week we had a stay and play session with our Mums and Dads. We had great fun making volcanoes, split pin dinosaurs and we decoupaged dinosaurs. We think the parents definitely had more fun than we did! We really enjoyed erupting the volcanoes at the end of the session.  


This week we have been learning lots of interesting dinosaur facts in Literacy. We have made our own class book with the facts we have learnt. We learnt about herbivores and carnivores, how they would keep themselves safe from predators and how they defended themselves.


We have loved playing in the dinosaur dig. We have been finding fossils, playing with dinosaurs in the slime swamp, making hand print dinosaurs and painting our own dinosaurs.


We have also been learning about properties of 3D shapes in Numeracy. We investigated the different faces each shape has by printing in paint, playing feely bag games and building towers and buildings with the different shapes.   


If anybody has any dinosaur artefacts, figures, books etc. that you no longer need, we would be very grateful for any donations.

In the Reception class we have been learning all about Diwali. We took part in a Diwali workshop, we have learnt about the story of Rama and Sita and we drew Mehndi patterns on our hands. During the workshop we made Diya pots and we learnt how to dance like a Bollywood dancer. It was lots of fun! We painted our Diya pots with special shiny paint and we carefully decorated them with jewels. They look great!

This week in the Reception class we have been continuing our learning about the jungle and going on a journey. We have created some wonderful African sunset pictures and have been getting into role as safari rangers in our role-play corner.


We have also started to learn about dinosaurs this week. We looked at a range of dinosaurs and were able to identify what their different body. Mrs Gibbons was very impressed with our knowledge. We also matched labels to the different parts of each dinosaur. Next week we will be continuing to be dinosaur hunters as we will be exploring a range of exciting artefacts such as bones and fossils. We might have some dinosaur eggs to look after too!

This week we have been busy learning about our new topic "Let's Grow..." We have been learning all about sunflowers, looking at seeds and even planted our own sunflowers. This has helped us to learn all about the lifecycle of a sunflower. We have carefully drawn and painted sunflowers and even re-created the famous Sunflowers art work by Vincent Van Gogh. To help us with our learning on this topic we have a special delivery arriving next week. We are all very excited.

In the Reception Class we have been busy getting ready for Christmas. We had a fantastic Christmas party and enjoyed all of the yummy treats. We have also been busy making Christmas cakes. We even helped weigh the ingredients to make the cakes. We carefully decorated the cakes and they are now ready to take home for Christmas. 

At the end of our first half term in school, we went on a school visit to Over Farm. What a fantastic time we had. We picked vegetables such as beetroot, leeks and kale. We even got to taste the kale! We picked pumpkins and measured ourselves against the Christmas trees that were growing. We checked the hens and fed the pigs and goats. To finish the day off we had a tractor and trailer ride back to the bus.