Category Archives: Reception

Reception Visit to Hever Castle

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As part of our learning about ‘Homes’, we went on a double decker bus ride to Hever Castle. During the morning we explored the castle gardens, completing our Castle Detectives quiz. We kept our fingers …Read More

Builder Visit

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It was a lovely sunny afternoon when one of our helpful dads came to visit our Reception classes, as part of our learning about homes. He brought with him some tools and building materials. He …Read More

Reception Classes


Reception children are buzzing with excitement and totally engaged in their learning. Here are some snapshot photographs taken today of the children in action. They have had a very busy day writing, stamping, painting, dressing …Read More

London Aquarium visit


Reception class had a fantastic day exploring the London Aquarium. We saw turtles, seahorses, sharks, clown fish and even penguins! Some of us were brave enough to stand above the shark tanks and watch them swim …Read More

Jubilee Craft Day


To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond jubilee, Key Stage One enjoyed a day of royal themed crafts. We made; royal crowns, decorative boxes adorned with London landmarks, union Jacks from ‘Hamma’ beads, castles and palaces using …Read More

Hever Castle


Reception children had a fantastic day at Hever Castle! As we set off the sun was shining, which reflected the enthusiastic mood of the class. The children loved the Adventure Playground and looking around a …Read More

Medieval Banquet

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Children in Reception have been looking at lots of different fantasy stories! One of their focus books was Castle Adventure. The children dressed up today as characters from the story (kings, queens, princesses, princes, witches) …Read More

Parent Forum


In response to suggestions from parents and staff we have arranged meetings each term where we hope to develop opportunities for open communication and consultation with parents. These meetings will be held at 2pm in …Read More

Let’s Read Together

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Reading is a main focus for us at St John’s this year and we would like to take this opportunity to keep you up-to-date with our current practices and some new ventures in relation to …Read More

Fantasy Lands and Fairy Tales

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Reception class are learning through a project on Fantasy Lands and Fairy Tales. This morning in child initiated learning there were castles, towers and swords being made in the junk modelling while a bumped knee …Read More