Reception is up and Running

06 September 2019
Reception are up and Running

The children in Reception have had a wonderful first week at School.  They have made new friendships, experienced their first swimming lesson and explored the new Secret Garden, as part of Forest School.  This term, Reception is learning about ‘People Who Help Us’.  The children have been busy role-playing as Fire Officers in RE’s Fire Engine and Police Officers in RG’s Police Station!  Their learning journey is just beginning and what a fantastic start they have had.  Well done Reception for completing your first week at School!

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    22 March 2019
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    22 March 2019
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