Reception Miss Parsons

Welcome to Miss Parsons’ class page. Here, you will find information about the children’s exciting learning, as well as any key dates or important pieces of information that you will need to know for the upcoming weeks and months.

Useful Dates

Monday 17th September – Reception children to start school full time

Friday 21st September – School photographs

Thursday 4th October – Parent Consultations

Friday 5th October – Reception parent’s Reading Meeting (9.00 and repeated at 2:30)

Monday 8th October – Parent Consultations

Tuesday 9th October – Parent Consultations

Monday 15th October – Reception ‘Career Day’

Friday 19th October – End of half term

This half term, Miss Parsons’ class PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Our Learning

What do I want to be when I grow up?

We have had the most wonderful day with the children, learning about their hopes and dreams for the future. We appear to have a class of aspiring doctors, chefs, teachers, air stewardesses, vets, fire fighters, police officers, pilots, motor-bike stunt drivers, nurses and even an astronomer and a magician!

We talked about why these careers are exciting and how hard we need to work to achieve our dreams. We also talked about how our aspirations can change as we get older. By home time, two children had already changed their minds!

We are looking forward to welcoming lots of exciting visitors into our classroom this week to tell us about their careers. Until then, here are our fantastic outfits from today (thank you to our wonderful parents).

I am Special

This week in our RE work we have been thinking about the things that make us special. Miss Parsons passed a secret basket around the circle. She told us that in the basket was something very special. When we peeked inside it was a mirror!

We talked about how God made us all wonderful and that we are all special in lots of different ways. We made mind maps of the things that make us special and we all painted our hands to make a special display of our hand prints.

Now that we are in school full time, we are very busy! We have been impressing Miss Parsons and Ms Bradbury with our fantastic phonics and even Geoffrey the monkey had to wear goggles to stop his eyes from popping out because we were so clever!


The children have participated in lots of different activities around the classroom and they particularly enjoyed getting changed for PE with Miss Stubbs!

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Our worship box

We have really enjoyed decorating our worship box. The children had some fantastic ideas about things that they wanted to see on our box.

Ben said, “We need some gates because God opens the gates.”

Molly said, “God is in our heart. We could put a sparkly heart on it.”

Benny said, “God made the animals.”

William said, “God is in Heaven, high above in the sky.”

All of the designs on our box were thought up by the children and we also added on some of their lovely quotes. We think our box is wonderful!

This morning we took the box to Mrs Wightman, who gave us some exciting things to put inside it, ready for our special worship time next week.

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Our second week at St Philip’s!

We have had another lovely week in Reception. We are so proud of how well the children have settled into school. They have been so enthusiastic in their activities and we have enjoyed watching their confidence grow, along with their smiles! We have continued with Spanish dancing, exploring our outside classroom and we even went on an adventure around the school building…

Our first week at St Philip’s!

We have had a fantastic first few days in Reception! The children have been busy exploring our classroom and making new friends, whilst participating in a range of fun activities. These activities have included role play, making music, painting and even some Spanish dancing! Here are some sneaky snaps of the fun we have been having…

Miss Parsons and Ms Bradbury are so excited to welcome the children into Reception. We have been working hard to prepare our classroom for you all. We hope you like it!