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Reception – Bay & Holly

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Materials and Activities in case of School Closures/Self Isolation


Please find below the fabulous resources we have adapted from another school's brilliant work. We have also linked our own homepack whicn we have sent home with all children. In the event of School Closure please check back here regularly and use our Facebook page for live videos and updates. 



We love reading! 

We love reading in reception. We have story time every day at 3 o'clock as well as enjoying stories in our cosy book corner throughout the day. We have also introduced a snuggle up and read session on Wednesdays before school. Parents can stay for 15 mins and share a story with their child. Last Wednesday to launch our new 'Snuggle up and Read' we came to school in our Pyjamas all day! We had such a cosy time. 



Snuggle up and Read

We go to the library every Friday and choose a book to take home and share with our families and friends. 




We have a reading challenge board to encourage sharing our school reading book at home. For every 10 reads we are able to choose a prize from our class treasure box. 


Six dinner Sid

We also have a class cat called Sid. We take it in turns to take Sid home, share his story and write about our special time with Sid in his book. 

Guinea Pigs

Here are our new Guinea Pigs! We love having them in the unit and are really good at looking after them. We had a vote to decide on their names so watch this space, their names will be revealed soon.


Forest School

Over the past term we have been going to forest school! We have had lots of fun exploring the environment, investigating nature and observing the seasonal changes. We also had a special visitor, our forest school mascot, Hedwig. He has been helping us on our adventures and showing us all about where he lives. 

We have now started going again! 

Our First School Trip to the Orchard

In November we went on our first school trip to St Ann's Community Orchard. We couldn't believe our eyes when we met Percy the Park keeper and his animal friends!

We worked really hard to build new homes for the animals and enjoyed our adventure in the woods. We even went to Percy's house and had a cosy chat by the fire, whilst we listened to Percy tell us all about his exciting adventures. We finished our exciting day off by watching Jen make popcorn on the fire, it was tasty! We washed our popcorn down with some delicious hot chocolate that Percy has made for us. We cannot wait to go again! 

We love maths!

We have been learning lots about numbers and shapes this term in fun, new ways. We are maths wizards and love completing the challenges set for us by the wizard in charge. 


Welcome to Parkdale...


Current Term:

  • Summer 2020-21 - 97.9%
  • Attendance Year to Date - 96.9%
  • Last week (wb 3rd May) - 97.9%

Previous Term:

  • Autumn - 96.9% -
  • Spring Term - 96.5% -
  • -

Overall: 2017/8 96.8%; 2018/19 97%; 2019/20 94.6%

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