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Reception - Beech - Mrs McLaren

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Class Teacher: Mrs K McLaren
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Abdelmassih

EYFS Practioner: Mrs V Jenkins

Reception Teaching Assistant: Mrs P Heffernan


Curriculum Information

  Key Information
Reading Books In Reception school reading books are changed weekly. Your child will be allocated a book change day, which you will be notified of in the Autumn Term. If there is no comment in your child's Reading Record we will assume you have not had a chance to read with your child.
Library Books On Wednesdays all children have the opportunity to go to the school library to choose one book to take home.  Please ensure that your child brings their library book and book bag to school on this day. Library books do not need to be recorded in your child's Reading Record.
P.E. Day Our P.E. day is Tuesday Afternoon. P.E. kits should be kept in school at all times. We will send them home over the school holidays. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings are not allowed to be worn in shool at any time. It would be helpful if girls could have a pair of white ankle socks in their PE bag for the days they come to school wearing tights.
  A Typical Day in Beech Class

*Please note this is a typical day and timings are approximations.


  • Doors Open
  • The children come in to fine motor activities


  • Doors Close
  • Registration begins


  • Phonics


  •  Active Learning


  •  Adult-Directed Group Time


  • Lunch


  • Group Reading


  • Adult-Directed Group Time


  • Active Learning


  • Collective Worship


  • Home Time






What we have been doing in Beech Class

Don't wobble!

In PE we are learning how to balance. We have been using our arms to steady ourselves and focusing on one spot to help us not to wobble. 

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In Maths we have been learning all about capacity. We enjoyed exploring capacity with water and sand. We filled containers to different levels and told our friends whether our containers were full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty or empty. 

Picture 1 "My jug is nearly empty" Leo
Picture 2 "Mine is nearly to the top. It is nearly full" Una

18th December - Science WOW Day - Ice Experiment


The little scientists in Beech Class investigated which material would melt ice the fastest - rock salt, table salt, sugar or warm water. They put the different materials on the ice cubes and waited to see which would melt the ice fastest and reveal the hidden toy inside the ice. They recorded their predictions and recorded the changes at different time intervals. 

Hannah told me "I think the warm water will melt the ice because it's hot". 

After the experiment Lucas said "I was right, the warm water made the ice go away". 

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