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Our Autumn Walk

Friday 22nd October

This week the children in Reception have been learning about the seasons. They went on a lovely Autumn walk along the river Slea with their Year 5 buddies and talked about the signs of Autumn. We would like to say a special thank you to Year 5 for setting such a good example to the Reception children and for supporting them so well in their learning with their questions, answers and care. Thank you Year 5! 


What a busy week!

Friday 15th October

The Reception children have been super busy this week! In PE we have been learning about balance, coordination and how to use equipment safely. To help us do this we have been using the balance bikes and the gymnastics apparatus in the big hall. The children practised negotiating space successfully and were fantastic at remembering to bend their knees when jumping off the equipment, for a safe landing.


In ICT this week we have been exploring lots of different technology including iPads and BeeBots. On the iPads the children were combining different 2D shapes to create some fantastic pictures. We then used the BeeBots and had to use the directional buttons to program the BeeBot and navigate it to a specific location. We had great fun!

Our Buddies are back!

Friday 8th October

The Reception children (and staff!) were absolutely thrilled to receive their first visit from our Year 5 buddies this week! The buddy system plays an important role in the integration of our Reception children into school life; it unites our oldest and youngest members of the school and is a very special relationship. We can't wait to see them again and we're looking forward to our next buddy activity - an autumn walk along the river. 

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

Friday 1st October


  This week the children have been reading and performing 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo' another brilliant story by 

  Michael Rosen. They have thoroughly enjoyed working together to retell the story and have worked hard at 

  using expression and remembering all of the actions in their performances.

  We hope you enjoy the videos!

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

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Little Rabbit Foo Foo

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

Friday 24th September


This week we have been on an incredibly exciting Bear Hunt in our school forest area! The children have been reading and performing 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' in class. They then explored the forest area and used their knowledge of the settings in the book to re-enact the story. We didn't find a bear, but we did find evidence of his cave! Below the photographs you will find a link to Michael Rosen telling the story - please share this at home if you can!

Reception Reading Meetings

Friday 17th September


Many thanks to all of the parents who attended one of the six reading meetings we held this week. It was lovely to see so many of you there and we hope you found it useful. Below is an edited version of our presentation for your reference as well as a link to the new statutory framework for EYFS. Happy reading!

Our First Week at School!

Friday 10th September 2021


Our new Reception children have had a fantastic first week at school! They enjoyed a Teddy Bears' Picnic and they have been having lots of fun exploring the school environment and getting to know their new friends. Well done to all of the children for settling in so well! 

Welcome to Reception!


Mrs Camm (Assistant Head Teacher/Team Leader)
Mrs Lockton 
Miss Browning
Mrs Vasquez
Miss Smith


Support Staff
Mrs Barnatt
Mrs Gage

Mrs Legge

Mrs Quinlan

Mrs Whitt


The first year for the children at the Alvey school is full of hands-on, fun-filled learning experiences. We are proud of the links we have built up with our feeder nurseries and pre-schools. Our taster sessions carried out prior to children starting at the Alvey help to achieve a smooth transition into the first year of school. 




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