Welcome to Reception! 

We hope that you have had an exciting and enjoyable summer.

In Reception, we are active learners and over the autumn term, we will be supporting your children to settle into their new environment and routine as well as introducing them to their learning.  The children will be given many opportunities to develop their critical thinking, explore their own skills and actively learn.  This will continue throughout their time in Reception.  Within literacy the children will develop their phoneme, word and sentence construction and develop their letter formation.  Mathematics will develop their number recognition skills, counting accurately and solving practical number problems alongside forming the numbers correctly.  Our topic will focus on learning about Ourselves and developing our communication, understanding, exploration and design skills through a range of activities such as role play, art skill development and discussion time. 

Your child will be taught through a mixture of teacher led, teacher guided and child initiated learning, both indoors and outdoors. Therefore, please ensure your child brings their coat to school each day so they are suitably clothed for outdoor activities.

Every Wednesday the children will spend time exploring the outdoor environment and participate in woodland activities. Please ensure that your child has some old clothes and a pair of wellies in a carrier bag for these sessions.
PE will take place every Friday, and on a Monday in autumn term 2. PE kits shall be kept in school until the end of each term. We recommend that you include both indoor and outdoor footwear for child, along with a tracksuit for the colder months.

At Palmers Cross, we encourage the children to become independent learners so please ensure that all clothes, shoes and bags have your child’s name on.

We operate an open door policy, so please do not hesitate to speak to myself, Mrs Harper,  if you have any questions or messages, I will be available at the classroom doors at 8:30am and end of school 3:00pm.  

We are looking forward to a fun filled year of learning.
Many Thanks

Mrs Harper
Early Years Teacher

November 2018

Look at the fantastic faces made using fruit and vegetables.


We have been celebrating bonfire night in Reception.
We made fireworks, sparklers, a Guy Fawkes and a bonfire. We even drew our own pictures and made paintings of fireworks in the night sky.


Making Diva lamps and Rangoli patterns for Diwali.


Reception had a lovely time celebrating Remembrance day. We pretended to be soldiers marching, we used pastels to create pictures of Flanders field and we designed medals for people we thought deserved them.



The children have been busy working on their phonic knowledge ready for early reading.

Reception have been on a shape hunt. They were fantastic shape detectives.



We have been making leaf loaves, ready for Welly Wednesday!


Reception have been enjoying dressing up in the role play area.
Oh no! What's going on here? The Big Bad Wolf has arrived with the police!

Spring Term 2018

Mother's Day Celebrations




January 2017

 One of Wolverhampton's Lollipop Ladies volunteered to help show children in Reception and Year 1 how to cross the road safely. The children then took it in turns to show each other how to cross the road.



Autumn Term

   Supporting Children In Need