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

Thursday 13th December – Library visit

Friday 14th December – Christmas jumper day

Tuesday 18th December – Reception Christmas party (children to wear party clothes to school and bring a named plate of party snacks)

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

Our Learning

It’s a Baby!

Thank you to our wonderful parents for all of your support and encouragement leading up to our Christmas performance. We are so proud of our fabulous children for participating so well. They worked very hard learning lines, singing songs and practising dance routines and I am sure you will agree that they were fantastic!

The adventures of Star – the Christmas elf!

The children have been coming into school very enthusiastically this week in order to find our new friend, Star the Christmas elf. We have been using special positional vocabulary to describe her hiding places. Here are some of her antics so far…


Special Delivery!

What an exciting morning! This morning we received a parcel from the North Pole.

We opened it to discover that Santa has sent us an elf friend to help us with our learning. We decided to call our elf ‘Star’. Star has been watching us during our learning time this morning. We have really enjoyed tackling our new Christmas challenges in the classroom.

Asteroid Rock Cakes

This week we have been learning about instructions. We talked about why instructions are useful and when we might need to follow instructions.

William said, “We need instructions when we bake cakes!”

Erin said, “You need to follow instructions when you build things.”

We decided to combine our project work about Space with our language work and some maths! We have been finding out about asteroids and we discovered that there is an ‘asteroid belt’ in Space. We decided to write some instructions for some ‘asteroid rock cakes’ and then measure out the ingredients with the scales.

We reminded ourselves of the skills of a good writer and tried so hard to include these in our writing.

Our instructions were clear enough to read back and follow so we made the cakes and then we gobbled them all up!


The children are really enjoying our space project this term. We were really excited to have the opportunity to try a variety of space food. We tried strawberries, blueberries, apples, raspberries and ice cream. Ice cream was definitely the favourite.

Our Learning

Career Week

We have been so lucky this week. We welcomed lots of visitors into our classroom who have all helped us with our learning about different careers.

On Monday we all thought we knew what we wanted to be when we grow up. By Friday we had changed our minds!

Thank you to our wonderful visitors – Our local PCSO’s, Mr Copperwheat (astronomer), Mrs Atkinson (vet), Miss Stulp (photographer of babies), Mr Ellis (clothing designer and maker) and Miss Dumencic (solicitor).

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!