This Year in Reception

To the Elephants and Zebras of 2023,

We have loved every minute of watching you grow this year. We are so proud of all you have achieved. You are now so fast at getting changed for PE. We cannot catch you out in phonics recap anymore – “There you are!” You have tried so many new foods at lunch times. You zip up your coats on your own. You look out for your class mates and you are brave to ask for help when you need it. It is time for you all to move onto Year 1 and continue to grow. Remember us and say hello when we see you around school next year and keep up all the hard work you have done this year.

From all the grown ups in Reception.


It has been a wonderful year in Reception. We have been so busy, learned such a lot and had lots of fun and laughter along the way. Here are a few of the highlights:

Vocabulary Parade Day:


Diwali fun with friends and families:

A visit to Bushey Library where we learned how to borrow books:

Getting ready for Christmas, recycling, finding a Dinosaur on the playground and playing in the ice:

Painting signs of spring :

Easter hunts and crafts kept us busy:

Then we found out all about Ramadan:

On Purple Up day we designed cap badges:

Then we were off to Tring Museum for our school trip:

Sports day!

And here we are – so independent and ready for Year 1.

To all the parents of Elephant and Zebra Class, thank you for your continued support this year. Thank you for hearing your child read, for learning their phonemes and harder to read and spell words, for sharing “wow” moments with us and for taking Zippy and Edgar on exciting journeys.

An extra thank you to those of you who volunteered and came into school. Those special moments are the ones your child will always remember.

Have a wonderful Summer and we look forward to seeing you all again in September,

The Reception Team