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St Francis Xavier's RC Primary School

‘The Spirit of God Shines in Our Hearts'


Reception Class Teacher

Mrs J. Moore

Teaching Assistants

Ms P Crane

Mrs C Kearns

Mrs A Turner 

Thematic Planning Spring

Thematic Planning Summer

The Hive

Welcome to the hive
Find out about bees
Make a hive
Music wall

The Builders’ Yard


Our Little ‘Forest School’

Bug Hotels
Build a bug hotel
Look for bugs under the stones
Look for bugs under the logs

Mud kitchen

Needs more water
Cooking chicken pie
Mud kitchen area

Forest School

Den building
Den building
Fairy garden
Fairy home
Leaf mobiles
Weaving loom
Tadpole watching

Tinker table and loose parts

All resources, videos, PowerPoints, worksheets and tasks can be found for Home Learning on the documents page on Tapestry.



Whiterose Maths Activities

Sunflower Challenge and Growing Seeds


World Book Day


Reading in the ocean

A Love of reading in the snow

Chinese New Year

Chinese Dragon Dancing

Still image for this video

Christmas Wonderland

Road Safety Week

Baptism- being welcomed into the Church

Rangoli Patterns

Leaf Man

Owl Babies

A love of reading

Maths Activities


Welly Garden

Walking to Welly Garden
Collecting autumn leaves
Look what we found!
Look at my leaves!
Designing a bug hotel
Building a bug hotel
Making bug hotel
Bug hotel created
Washing up
Cooking gingerbread men
Pulling out the weeds
Potatoes starting to grow
Making an adventure playground

RE ‘Myself’

Busy Bees

Our First Week

We have been exploring our new school and making new friends.
A look at the Reception Class 2018-2019

Snail Investigations and Races

Visit to Venns Care Home



Easter Garden Competiton

When I grow up I want to be a ...

 A dentist-Cleaning teeth
 A dentist-Open wide
A gardener-Planting flowers in the wellies

Parents’ Invitation- Making Scarecrows

Multi-Skills organised by Y9 Children from St. Mary’s RC High School

Trip to Tillington Education Garden

The gardeners arrive
Making a plant pot from newspaper
Watering the seeds
Making a garden in a bag
Planting sunflower seeds
Look what we found!
Tasting honey

Chicks Arrive!

Nature Walk looking for new life in the school grounds


Gardening shop
Time out to read about plants
Instructions for planting
Watering plants and writing labels
Tools for planting
The farm

The New Playground


Digging for bones
Brushing off the sand
Sorting bones
Dinosaur role play
Dinosour play
The gift shop
Working hard

Chinese New Year

Class Chinese Dragon
Tracing Chinese numbers
Ordering numbers on Chinese dragon
Number challenges
Deacon Eddie visits Reception
Children model the stoles

The house made of sticks

Willow was selected to make a frame
The children wove ribbon and willow
The children test the house
The finished house

Artwork inspired by Tinga Tinga Art

Welly walk

Snack time
Making bug hotels
Finding places  for bug hotels
Digging for bugs

First Days

Snack time
Enjoying the sunshine
Making  a tall tower
Making 3 D shapes
Reception at the Medical Centre
Would you like to book an appointment?
Getting ready for work
Medical Centre Role Play
Can I listen to your heart?
I am ready!
Home Corner
My babies!
Family get together
I am making a house!
Trucks in the sand pit
 Children in the sand pit!
Ice-cream anyone?
Playing in the sand
Water Play
Where is the water going?
Remote Control Cars
A house for my pretend rabbit
In the tunnel!
Playing in the Welly Area
Waiting at the bus stop!
All aboard for your ride!
Building a wall
Working together