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Welcome to Class RB!

“If you can dream it you can do it” Walt Disney

Welcome to RB!

In Reception we base our learning around the seven areas that the EYFS framework sets out. These are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World.

The children in Reception learn mainly through independent learning and adult led activities. Children will take part in learning experiences both indoor and outdoor. All of the children’s learning is recorded on the online learning journal Tapestry, which parents can access to keep up to date with their children’s individual experiences.

Here are some websites you could use at home to help support learning:



Youtube – tricky word song, counting songs and alphabet songs.

The Reception Staff are Mr Stanton, EYFS phase leader; Miss Hart, class teacher; Miss Barrett and Mrs Leonard, teaching assistants.

Welcome to Class RB! I am Miss Hart and have had the pleasure of working in Reception at Goldsmith for two years and am looking forward to my third. When not at school, I enjoy walking my little puppy Rocky and spending time with my family and friends. During the school holidays, I enjoy going on holiday to lots of different places.

I am Mrs Leonard and I work with Miss Hart to support and teach the children. I have worked in a private day nursery before beginning in Reception at Goldsmith. It has been lovely getting to know the families. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I enjoy going to the cinema and for different days out.

This week we have been learning all about starting school. We have been reading ‘Funny Bones’. The children have loved learning all about their bodies. We have done some super number work and writing too. We have been counting bones to the skeleton. Junk modelling to make the houses from the story. We have made photo frames of our own family and so much more!

This week we have been looking at our senses. We have read ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. We have been busy making traps to catch the bear. We have been tasting some different foods. (Not many of us liked a sour lemon). We have been feeling and describing the texture of some items. We have been practising writing our HFW words too!

We have been reading the story ‘Leaf Man’. We had a leaf man in our class on Monday and then after phonics he had disappeared! We think he may have blew away. We made lost posters to try and find him and received a letter about all his adventures on Tuesday. We have loved this story and have enjoyed doing lots of outdoor activities. We had our first Forest School Session too which was so much fun!

We have had a super busy week this week! We have taken part in lots of Halloween activities and had a parent story telling workshop! On Wednesday we made some jelly for our party and spoke about how it would change. We realised it turns from powder into jelly if you add water and put it in the fridge! We then ate it at our party. It was so yummy.

We have been learning all about Remembrance Sunday this week. We have spoken about the importance of poppies and why we wear them. We even made our own poppies and learnt how to add amounts together. We had lots of fun in Forest School when we made mud pies. (YUCK!)

This week we have read ‘The Scarecrows Wedding’ by Julia Donaldson. We have loved learning all about weddings from different cultures and even pretending to get married! We have learnt how to take away by taking away the scarecrows. We have enjoyed exploring the brand new curiosity cube and did some fantastic writing from this.

We are so excited for Christmas! We have had a cheeky elf come to visit us and he keeps getting up to all sorts of mischief. This has created lots of discussion, questioning and writing opportunities for us.

We went to visit Santa at Hatton Country Park. We had an amazing time! We had the chance to see, hold and even feed some animals. Some of us were super brave and held a snake. Santa gave us a magic key to his workshop and then we chose a present. This trip has gave us lots of speaking opportunities.