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.

5  4  3  2  1..... We have blast off!!!


What a fun whole school topic week we have had learning all about Space. We started off our week with space themed fancy dress. During the week we have done lots of other fun activities including space biscuit decorating, visiting the planetarium, rocket experiments with Mr Pratt, looking  at Mr Wrights telescope and a space quiz. We have also been working hard in our classroom learning about which planets make up the solar system. We enjoyed reading 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy. In this story the bear goes to moon in a rocket. We imagined what would happen if we went to the moon. 


Pretending to get into our rocket in PE.

Pretending to get into our rocket in PE.

Looking into the telescope.

Looking into the telescope.

Mr Wright showing us how to use the Telescope.

Mr Wright showing us how to use the Telescope.

Quiz Time!

Quiz Time!



This week we have been learning about addition. We recorded some of our number sentences. Next we are going to move on to learning about subtraction.



RSPB Birdwatch- January

This week we have been helping the RSPB by spending some time counting the different birds we can see in our outside area. In order to attract the birds we all made bird feeders. This week we are writing instructions to help other classes make bird feeders. We are also writing lists of the things we needed to make them. Here are some pictures of us twitching!


We loved making bird feeders......


Spring 1- January

This week we have been reading the story of 'The snowman' by Raymond Briggs. We enjoyed thinking about where we would go on a journey with a snowman. Heidi said " I would go to to Lego land before I get too old" while Caitlin said " I would go to see Mary Poppins". 

In RE this term our topic is 'Getting to know Jesus'. This week we have been thinking about Jesus loves everyone and how we can show our love for Jesus. 

This week we also began our music lessons with Mrs Shakespeare. We enjoyed learning how to move to the music. It was just like Strictly! Here we are in action.....


Christmas Performance

On Thursday the children performed our Christmas Nativity 'The little angel gets her wings'. They were all super!!

A wonderful performance!

A wonderful performance!

Christmas Tree Festival

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Christmas Tree festival. We sang lots of carols alongside our Year 6 buddies and the children from Year 2. We made everyone very proud!

Looking at the beautifully decorated Christmas Trees. Each one decorated for a different charity.

Looking at the beautifully decorated Christmas Trees. Each one decorated for a different charity.

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