Murphy Class Reception

Welcome to Murphy Class!


We are so excited to meet all of you, on Thursday 3rd September!

Entry from 8.50-9.00 from Gate A

Picking up at 3.00 at Gate A

Our Class Rules.

We are kind to our friends.

We always walk in the classroom.

We are fantastic at tidying up.

 We share nicely.

We are looking forward to welcoming all of you back to Reception on Monday 8th March. Entry through the playground gate at 8.45am. Collection from the same gate at 3.00pm. 

We cant wait to see you! 

From Miss Richardson, Mrs Holland and Miss Sepet

Hello, I am Miss Richardson and I'm really looking forward to learning and having lots of fun with you! I will be on the gate at the start and end of each day, so grown ups, please come up and say, "Hello!" I'm looking forward to a lovely year with you all.

Reception Documents 

We always plan from our children's Next Steps. We are currently learning about stories!

Here is our Class Timetable and our current topic. 

Come and play in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Long Term Planning 2020 - 2021

Information for Parents


Our outdoor classroom is as important as our indoor classroom..

Jill Murphy 

We are named the Murphy class after the author Jill Murphy. Our favourite books by Jill Murphy include 'Peace at Last', 'The Last Noo Noo', 'Whatever Next' and the series of books about the 'Large Family'. We have our class mascot called Bert.

We have some visitors in Reception! We wonder what they are going to turn into...

We enjoyed acting out our own stories using puppets in the puppet show!

Reception showed resilience and perseverance and became super speed stackers!

We used flowers, blossom and plants to make perfumes. We mixed them together and put them into bottles! They were lovely!

Happy Easter! We hope you enjoy the Easter break and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

We had a lovely surprise this week. We got to try out the new trim trail on the playground!

We are getting our allotment ready to grow some vegetables! This week we planted some potatoes!

We have been learning about money this week

We had lots of fun playing with the parachute and the ball in the garden.

We looked at and taste the different fruits from the story - Handa's Surprise. We also did a fruit survey to find out our friends favourite fruits!

We have started our new story - Handa's Surprise. We used the instruments to make music to go with the story.

We loved playing in the snow this week! We spoke about how snow feels and what makes snow!

Happy Chinese New Year

We have started our new story - Peace at Last. We acted out the story and played musical instruments to express how the story made us feel and how the bears would feel.

We went on the playground and completed our 15 minute mile. Whilst we were outside we enjoyed a class game of Snakes and Ladders!

We are subitising superstars in Reception! Subitising means we can look at an amount of objects, things, spots etc and know how many there are without counting!

We listened to the Cave Baby song and used musical instruments to play along to the song. We made sure to listen to how the music sounds and change how we play the instruments!

We made a cave out of different materials like our story - the Cave Baby

Merry Christmas from all of us!

We have got a visitor in Reception this December...

It's December!! In Reception we are very excited for Christmas and have been busy getting the classroom Christmas ready!

We watched some videos of people dancing at Diwali and tried it out ourselves!

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We have been learning about Diwali - the Festival of Light. We have made decorative Rangoli patterns, lots of firework pictures, clay Diva Lamps and have had lots of fun!

We took part in the 2 minute silence for Remembrance Day. We spoke about poppies and made some out of recycled bottle bases and safely used a glue gun to stick black bottle lids into the centre of the poppies. All of this helps us to remember.

We have been reading our new story - 'The Gigantic Turnip'. We made a delicious vegetable soup, just like the turnip stew in the story. We peeled and cut vegetables safely and then got to taste our vegetable soup.

Repeating patterns!

We have been learning about repeating patterns. We are fantastic at making them! We have also been learning how to correct our patterns, if we notice we have made a mistake. We are also spotting patterns in everyday objects such as stripy scarves and spotty tops.

We went on a Bear Hunt.

We enjoyed joining in with mindful stretching to the story, 'We're Going On a Bear Hunt'. We were fantastic at joining in!

We really enjoyed taking part in, 'Squiggle While You Wiggle'. This activity helps us to strengthen our Froggy Fingers and fine motor skills, to give us beautiful writing.

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We use pom poms and streamers to make large and small movements.

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First, we went through the swishy, swashy grass.

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Through the river - splash, splosh!

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Then, through the mud - squelch, squerch!

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Through the swirling, whirling, snow storm - Hoooo Woooo! Hoooo Woooo! Hoooo Woooo!

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Puffy Bears

Postional Language

We are enjoying learning the story, 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. We have been using the story language to practise understanding positional language.

We have been doing Funky Fingers activities, which help to build the muscles in our hands to give us beautiful writing.

Our amazing displays!