Welcome to Reception's Class Page

Welcome to our class page. In Reception you will find 30 fantastic children that are  ready to learn.  Miss Kendall is our class teacher and is very well supported by Mrs Hart. We also have two class bears called Louis and Dudley. Dudley enjoys going home with the children! Please check the page regularly to follow the exciting learning journey of our class.

Please note- Reading books are changed every Monday, Wednesday and an online book will be allocated on Friday. Please ensure you sign your child's reading record so we know they are ready for the next book.

Autumn 2

Otley Science Festival- Birds of Prey

We had a wonderful time at the science festival. We saw a selection of owls and birds and learn't lots of different facts. 


This half term we are learning about Celebrations. We started off the topic by focusing on the book Kipper's Birthday. We wrote cards, invitations and shopping lists for a party.  In Maths we have been learning about counting and number recognition and addition. 


Our topic in RE this half term is God's family. We have enjoyed learning how we are all a part of different families, St Joseph's Family, Our own family and God's Family.

Last week our Community Police Man came to play with us.


Heroes Week

During Heroes week we focused on 'People that help us'. We had a visit from two nurses and a policeman. We also has a visit from some Guide Dogs.



Autumn is finally here!!The leaves are changing colour and are falling off the trees. We enjoyed exploring in our school grounds for some autumn treasures...

Our Buddies!!

This week we met our buddies. We were really excited! We had great fun getting to know each other.


September 2017

What a wonderful start to the new term. The children have all settled into life at St Joseph's beautifully and we are enjoying getting to know each other.  We have also been learning about the routines within our classroom and the rules we need to follow.

This week we shall be starting our phonics lessons. Please look out for your child's sound book that will be coming home this week with the new sounds they have learnt. Please support your child to learn these.

Here are just a few things we have been doing in our first few weeks at school. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.

Useful websites

Phonics Play