Murphy Class Reception

Welcome to Murphy Class!

Please check our class page regularly for photos and updates on your child's learning! We will upload a select few photos weekly.

Sports Week - Each day we had a go at 4 different sports!


Monday - Hockey, Archery, Golf, Javelin

Tuesday - Tennis, Discus, Bench Ball, Curling

Wednesday - Running Races (50m, 100m & Relay), Fun Races (Egg & Spoon, Hurdles, Sack Race), Multiskills, Long Jump

Thursday - Orienteering, Shot Put, Table Tennis, High Jump


We're ready for Sports Day!

Growth day- Food energy: Food energy- We read Goldilocks eat your greens and then created a healthy lunchbox for her. We talked about how we need food to give us energy. Then we watched a video about how to defeat the monster vegetables, and drew a picture of us defeating the vegetables. Finally we used our energy from our breakfast today to dance.

Growth Day - Energy! We explored and created wind turbines!


We are so proud of Reception's writing!

We have been recalling the lifecycle of a butterfly through our key text 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. Look at some of our beautiful sentence writing!


Today, we celebrated World Book Day! We started with a circle time, telling our friends who we had dressed up as and why! We then performed a cat walk in the hall! We enjoyed a range of story telling and reading themed activities in choosing time and shared some of our favourite stories throughout the day. This afternoon we created book marks for our class book corner, we will use these to put bookmarks into books we have enjoyed to share at story time or with friends. We then visited our school library and shared fiction and non-fiction books together. 

World Book Day


Today was Growth Day!


We tidied up our garden and collected some Autumn leaves. We created Autumn artwork by drawing some of the natural objects we'd found outside and even some pumpkins! In small groups we went to our allotment, we pulled out the weeds and dug up potatoes, ready for more planting after half term!


We spoke about how we grow and things we can do to keep our bodies healthy! We discussed how we change over time and how we were all once a baby and how much we have grown!


We enjoyed sharing the stories 'The Acorn' and 'The Extraordinary Gardener'.


Below are some pictures of our day!


Reception have made us all so proud this term, we have learnt so much! Please continue to practise reading for just 5-10 minutes each day and have a lovely half term!


Today we went on a bear hunt!

We had lots of fun! We went through the long wavy grass, the deep cold river, the thick oozy mud, the big dark forest, the swirly whirly snowstorm... until we reached the narrow, gloomy cave! We found a bear!

This afternoon we enjoyed our volleyball workshop!

We played lots of games and had move our bodies in different ways!


Still image for this video


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 in our outdoor area! 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! Each Friday we have been sending home phonics sheets with the sounds already taught that week at school. Please see the link below to a video that shows you how each sound is spoken to best support your child to practise these when completing their sheets. All efforts are hugely celebrated with the children at school and your support is really appreciated! Please return the reading folder to school each day in your child’s book bag. Books matched to the sounds your child is securely recognising will begin to be sent home to practise daily reading towards the end of this half term.


We are so excited for you to begin your year in Reception, on Friday 2nd September 2022.


Here are is our timetable for the first week:


Week commencing Monday 5th September 2022 - Drop off at 8.45am at the back of the                                                                                      Reception Classroom, through the                                                                              playground and past the Nursery.

                                                                      - Pick up at 1.00pm from the Reception                         Classroom.


Here are our regular times following the first week:


Week commencing Monday 12th September - Drop off at 8.45am at Reception classroom                                                                 door, access through gate and EYFS outside area.

                                                    - 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.

Hello Reception , I am Miss Richards, your Class Teacher.


I am really looking forward to learning and sharing lots of fun activities and challenges with you.  I will be on the playground each morning and after school for you to talk to each day. At the end of the day please wait for the rest of the class to be dismissed first.


All of us, in our Early Years team, are looking forward to an exciting year with you all!

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.


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.

Have fun at home and improve your sound knowledge with Alphablocks and Numberblocks!