Shephalbury ParkPrimary School

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Learning patterns and shapes to help with our fine motor skills


We have been working on developing our fine motor skills which will support us with our writing. We have started using a special programme called Letter-join, at the moment we are focussing on creating patterns to help support us with following lines and getting us ready for letter formation.

House Cross Country


The children were all fantastic at the house cross country competition. They all had bags of energy before setting off and kept the stamina going the whole way around, not one child dropped out or stopped running. Well done Reception we are all really proud of you. 

Thank you Mr Gorman


A huge thank you to Mr Gorman and Mr Hobbs who have worked so hard to build our covered outside area. We are so excited to get it kitted out and to be able to use it during those wet and windy winter months. 

Dough Disco 


We have started our Dough Disco sessions, these are a great opportunity for the children to develop and strengthen the muscles in their hands. We choose some fun music to move to whilst we are creating the different shapes and pinching and pulling on our own playdough. 



The children enjoyed being witches and wizards in our P.E session this week. They learnt about spaces within the hall and recognising how to move safely within the space. We flew on broomsticks, mixed big potions and transported ourselves with magic wands! 

Mark Making and Creating Stories 


We have all been given a special red book which we can use to put in our special pictures, mark making and writing. We were all very excited about having our own books and we had some wonderful stories and pictures being created by the children. 


We love to listen to stories, we have been acting out the stories, creating pictures from the stories and reading the stories all by ourselves. 


Our first two weeks of Reception

We've had a great start to our time in Reception, we have been learning how to use the different areas around our classroom and outside area. This week we have enjoyed playing in the rain, creating badges and medals and finished the week off going on a bear hunt! These are just a few of the things we have been doing and the children have had great fun! 

Welcome to Autumn Term in Reception! 


This term is all about settling into school and learning our new routines. We have many different adults within the Early Years setting but the people you will see the most are Miss Martin, Mrs Lee and Mrs Gregory. On a Wednesday afternoon, Mrs Spiller will be coming into our class to help us with our learning too. 


Play is a huge part of our curriculum and we have been working hard over the summer to create a fun, engaging and exciting classroom. This will change and adapt as we create new ideas together and we will always work as a team to include everyone in this process. 


We will also be taking part in small group activities which will cover all areas of learning and we will be restarting our phonics learning too. 


Our P.E day will be on a Friday morning, we will be starting this on the 17th September. Please send your child to school in their P.E kits every Friday. 


A busy and exciting term ahead! Don't forget to sign up to Tapestry to keep up to date with all the work that your child has been doing! 


Miss Martin, Mrs Lee and Mrs Gregory.