Welcome to Percy Main Primary School

Welcome to Reception 2015/16

The staff you will meet in Reception are Miss Laidler and Mrs Ogden.
Reception is the final year of the Foundation Stage, in which children are working towards what are known as the ‘Early Years Outcomes’.  These goals provide a firm foundation for the National Curriculum work which the children will begin in year 1. 

Here at Percy Main Primary School, we understand that settling into school life can be a big step for your child, and our main aim is to make sure they experience a smooth and happy transition from Nursery to Reception.

We believe that practical activities and experiences are more valuable and appropriate at this stage of learning, so in Reception we deliver as much of the curriculum as possible in this way.  Through providing the children with a wide range of exciting and stimulating experiences, they have the opportunity to explore, observe, discover, communicate, play and learn – both indoors and out! 

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Our topic this term is:

We are Alive!

This term our topic is 'I am Alive'.  We have decided to explore the idea of being 'alive'.  We will look closely at ourselves as humans, and the things we need to stay alive, and also how we grow and change. 

We will also learn about different pets, animals and their habitats.  Finally we will investigate plants as living things, and what they need to stay alive, grow and change. 

Please click on the links below to find out more:

Look what we've been doing this term!

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Talk for Writing

We have been using Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing to create our own versions of the The Three Little Pigs.

We learnt and retold the story of the Three Little Pigs orally and then used story maps to help us create our own innovated versions.

Click below to watch our fantastic video of our 'Three Little Pirates'.

Busy Bees

After learning lots of interesting bee facts, we went bee spotting in our school grounds.

On our return to the classroom, we continued learning all about bees and even got to look at an empty wasps nest!

We then tasted honey and made posters to welcome the bees into our garden.

Story telling

We used Toontastic to create this fantastic animated story about dinosaurs! It is great isn't it?
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Autumn Term:


Our topic over the Autumn Term was Superheroes.  As lots of the children expressed an interest in Superheroes during their time in nursery, we used this as a basis for our learning. 

Alongside our favourite characters, we explored the different superheroes we have within our community, and how they might help us. 

We had some special visitors to make our learning even more fun too!  

To find out more, please click on the links below:

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Elf Adventures

We will also be getting ready for Christmas this half term too by going on an 'Elf Adventure'! We will be finding outt about the North Pole and helping Santa and his elves get ready for Christmas...we can't wait!

To find out more click on the download link below:

Look what we've been doing in Reception!

This half term, we have been using the vegetables that we have grown in our garden to help us with our learning. We have had lots of fun with broad beans...we have counted them, predicted how many beans will be inside each pod and used them to make letters. We have also enjoyed using brocolli to  create art.
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