Murphy Class Reception

Welcome to Murphy Class!

Please check our class page regularly for photos and updates on your child's learning!

Our outdoor classroom is as important as our indoor classroom.

We spend lots of time outside, please ensure that through the Autumn and Winter months, your child brings a coat to school each day.



Here are our regular times 

                                      Drop off at 8.45am at Reception/KS1 entrance.                                           .

     Pick up at 3.15pm from the Playground.


Please wait behind the yellow line to make it easier for us to see you and wait for us to dismiss your child. Please be patient so we can ensure each child is dismissed safely.


If you wish to speak to us please feel free to do so once all of the children have been dismissed.


Our Class Rules

We can show we are ready for good learning by looking and listening.

We are all friends in Reception and are kind to everybody.

We are learning to use our kind hands and feet.

We share and take turns.

We always walk in the classroom.

We all tidy up and look after our resources.

How we learn in Reception.

We always plan from our children's Next Steps because you are all unique and learn in different ways. We love to link our learning through the wonderful and numerous books we read in class.


Term 1 

Reception have settled in so well to their new routines and the school day! We’ve been learning the story We’re Going on Bear Hunt and can now retell the whole story! We’ve painted self portraits and especially love learning and exploring our outdoor area!

We have also read Rosie's Walk and learnt about farm animals and our prepositions.

We are now all becoming super blenders in phonics and are learning our first set of sounds to help us become incredible readers and writers.


We are doing lots of mark making and we are beginning to write our name and some letters and words

We enjoyed the playdough

We especially love our sandpit

                                                           Term 2

              This term we read lots of traditional stories including,

                    'Goldilocks and the Three Bears,' 'The Three Little Pigs' and

                    'The Enormous Turnip.' We enjoyed learning the phrases and acting out the                                stories in class.  In Maths we explored 2D shapes and size, weight

                      and measure.

                      The last few weeks of term saw us immersing ourselves in the

                      Christmas season. We took part in lots of fun activities, including watching

                      a pantomime in the school hall, taking part in our own Christmas performance                          and enjoying our Christmas lunch!

                                 Term 3

                   Happy New Year!


         Welcome to 'Term 3' and thank you for all the lovely gifts and cards that we                            received for Christmas. They were very much appreciated.


                    This term our topic is Dinosaurs and we have lots of great activities planned .

                    We are reading the story 'Cave Baby' and exploring everything to do with 



                    In Maths we are looking at the composition of numbers and beginning to                                  explore addition and subtraction in lots of practical ways.


                    Our phonics learning is continuing and we are all on our way to becoming super                        phonics learners and readers!