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Oak and Cherry

Welcome to Reception at Brackenhill Primary School where we have two classes, Cherry and Oak. 

In Cherry Class Miss Truesdale is the class teacher Mon, Tues and Weds morning and Mrs Rashid is the class teacher Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Miss Newman is our full time Early Years Practitioner.

 In Oak Class Mrs Brindle is the class teacher Monday and Tuesday and Miss Hooley is class teacher Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Patel is our full time Early Years Practitioner.  We also have Miss Rawson and Mrs Sidat who work across Foundation Staff as Early Years Practitioners.

Reception is a fun and busy place to be! We have many wonderful, hands on and exciting learning opportunities for your children. The children get the opportunity to explore and learn both indoors and outdoors. We have a very experienced team and are really proud of the progress our children make in Reception. We always encourage and welcome support from parents, please look out for information we send out in newsletters about how you can help your child.

Please feel free to take a look at our planning and photos to see just how exciting Reception can be!


The Reception team.

Autumn 1 2018

The children in Reception class have settled in well and are able to work together showing mutual respect and tolerance of others as part of our work around British Values.

They have enjoyed reading and retelling stories including ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’

They have started to learn and apply their phonics knowledge in the different areas of provision and are keen to become fluent writers.

Autumn 1 2018 - Phonics

Autumn 1 2018 - Provision

Autumn 1 2018 - We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Autumn 2 2018 - Owl Visit

As part of our Light and Dark topic we have been learning about nocturnal animals. We focused on the story ‘Owl Babies’ and also learned lots of facts about owls from non-fiction texts.

We got the opportunity to look at an owl up close! We got to see different owls and were fortunate to wear a special leather glove for a barn owl to perch on!

Autumn 2 2018 - Science Day

We dressed up as scientists and had lots of fun on Science day investigating, testing, experimenting and observing!

We tested to see which material the car travelled the fastest on.

We used vinegar, biocarboinate of soda, washing up liquid and water to activiate our volcano model and see the lava pour down like a real one!

We mixed cabbage water with lemon juice and washing up liquid and found that the colour changed.

We smelled the herbs to find out which one is used in toothpaste. It’s mint!

We bought bottles from home and made sensory bottles using oils, water, glitter and brusho.

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