Welcome to Reception

Hello, welcome to our Reception classes. We are very excited that your child is here with us at Leominster Primary School and starting their Primary journey!

The Early Years Curriculum is based upon young minds through vibrant, fun filled topics that stimulate the imagination and curiosity of our youngest learners. Topics are often driven by children's interests and learning needs.

Our classrooms are colourful, lively and well-resourced and learning is led through carefully crafted and specific play skills.

The relationship between home and school is a crucial aspect of your childs educational journey and so we send letters and regularly update our website to keep you fully informed. We also appreciate your support with regular reading with your child.

For more information, please contact Mrs Helen Lynch, Deputy Head.

Forest School

We have started our Forest School sessions. We have had so much fun and cannot wait for next Monday!

Please have a look at our Forest School page to find out what we have been doing - See here

Who's who in Reception

Deputy Head and Early Years Manager: Mrs Lynch

Teaching staff:  Miss Elliott, Miss Allford, Miss Nicholas and Miss Wisniewski

Teaching Assistants: Ms Cawley, Mrs Nicholls, Mrs Pugh, Miss Field, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Davies and Mrs Wright

SEN support - Mrs Hough (EYFS and KS1 SENCo)

Learning Mentor - Ms Swain

What's on this term

Summer Term 2018

Monday 16th April - Back to school

Friday 20th April - Teddy Bear Picnic for RJA and RPN

Thursday 26th April - Tapestry (Reception Learning Journey) workshop for parents at 2.45pm

Friday 27th April - Teddy Bear Picnic for RKE

Monday 7th May - Bank holiday - No school

Friday 25th May - Last day of half term

Monday 4th June - Back to school

Thursday 14th June - Reception Farm Trip

Friday 15th June - Full house Friday

Monday 9th July - Reception sports day (TBC) am

Friday 20th July - Last day of the school year

Spring Term 2018

Wednesday 3rd December - Return to school

Monday 12th February at 3.45pm (creche available)  - Internet safety workshop for parents

Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February - Half Term

Thursday March 1st - World Book day

Monday 5th March - Nspcc workshops for children

Week beginning Monday 12th March - Science week

Tuesday 13th March -Phonics Parental workshop for Reception and Y1 at 2.30pm

Tuesday 13th March and Wednesday 14th March - Parents evening

Wednesday 14th March - Pupil engagement - Visit from author - Cat Weatherill

Monday 26th March - Reception Easter Bonnet Parade - Parents welcome at 2.30pm

Thursday 29th March - Break up

Autumn Term 2017

Tuesday 5th September, Wednesday 6th September and Thursday 7th September - Home visits

Thursday 7th September - Coffee afternoon to welcome new Parents and children @2.30pm

Monday 16th October - Reception Diwali week

Tuesday 17th October - Reception Open Day for September 2018 intake

Friday 20th October - Parents invited to see how you child has settled and slideshow - 3.15pm

Friday 20th October - Last day of Half - Term

Half -  Term

Monday 30th October - Back to school

Wednesday 1st November - Teacher / Parent meeting

Thursday 2nd November - Teacher / Parent meeting

Thursday 30th November - Reception and KS1 christmas craft session

Friday 10th November - Reception vist to the Library

Tuesday 21st November - SEN Parent Workshop

Tuesday 5th December - Christmas dinner day

Wednesday 6th December - RJA Nativity

Thursday 7th December - RKE Nativity

Friday 8th December - RPN Nativity

Monday 11th December - Nursery visits to Reception - Sharing Christmas Songs

Tuesday 12th December - 'The Greatest Fairy Tale Told' Christmas Production

Friday 15th December - Last day of Term


The children had a brilliant week learning all about the festival of Diwali. They made rangoli patters, patterned jewellery, and learnt the story of Rama and Sita. At the end of the week we had a visit from Jon the Potter and made our own Diva Lamp pinch pots. We also took part in a Diwali dance.


Library Visit

On Friday 10th November all three Reception classes went on a visit to Leominster Library. We walked through town and had a look at all of the shops and buildings along the way. When we got to the library we had a look at all of the books and shared some stories. We had great fun and would love to visit the library again soon!


Little Red Hen

We have been learning all about Autumn and Harvest. We have learnt the story of The Little Red Hen and the children have had great fun retelling it using masks. We have learnt how to make bread and then made it ourselves. We mixed and kneaded the dough, baked it and then tasted it at snack time. It was really yummy!



World Book Day

 The second World Book Day took place on Wednesday 14th March; after the original World Book Day had to be cancelled due to the snow. We had a great day in Reception and talked about our favourite books, as well as having our very own World Book Day parade in the hall. We loved looking at everyone’s costumes and guessing everybody’s characters.


Cake sale in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House

Kerry Pugh and the classes in Reception organised a cake sale on Friday 16th March. We had great fun baking and decorating lots of cakes to sell. We raised a fantastic £920.00, which has been split between the two charities.


Easter Bonnet Parade

Reception held their Easter Bonnet Parade on Monday 26th March. All of the children looked brilliant in their Bonnets and sang some fantastic songs in the hall.



Cat Weatherill

On Wednesday 28th March Cat Weatherill came to visit us. She taught the children in Reception some songs and read them some exciting stories that they could join in with. She also gave each class a book or CD to share in each class. The children had great fun and enjoyed her visit.



Science Week

As part of science week, RJA set up an incubator in their class. They put 6 eggs into the incubator, and we were lucky enough to watch two chicks hatch. The children loved waiting and watching them hatch and also learnt lots about the life cycle of a chicken.


Teddy Bears Picnic

We have been learning all about Bears in Reception. We have had lots of fun getting ready for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. We voted for our favourite flavour of crisps and sandwich filling. On the morning of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic we decorated biscuits and made our sandwiches. We had a beautiful day and it was so sunny we even had a frozen lolly!


Visit from Wye Valley NHS Trust

We have had a visit from Alison and Denzel the dragon! Alison showed us how to brush our teeth and told us lots of great information to help keep us healthy. The children loved brushing Denzel’s teeth!


Forest School

Forest School sessions have now been completed with RJA and RPN and RKE are about to start their sessions. Miss Allford has also been very busy running an after school club for Years 1 and 2 and currently Years 3 and 4.

In Reception we have had lots of fun with Forest School sessions. The children have enjoyed taking part in lots of activities.

We have loved playing hide and seek and exploring the Forest School site.

We have enjoyed going on minibeast hunts and digging for worms.

The children have collected lots of sticks and built an amazing woodpile.

The children have also learnt how to make dens and put up shelters.

The sessions have all finished with fire work. Children helped to fuel the fire, toasted their own marshmallow and even enjoyed a yummy hot chocolate!