Welcome to Reception!

We are Sue Geoghegan and Paul Shrubb, and we are the teachers in the Reception team at Littlehaven Infant School. Our wider team of teaching assistants include Lorna Harding, Helen King and Kelly White. Together we ensure that your child has the best start to their school life. There are two reception classes called Kingfishers and Peacocks. The children have free flow access to both classes, as well as the use of our large outdoor area. We want to work in partnership with you to help your children to become lifelong learners.

Scroll down and have a look at some of our learning so far!

Weekly newsletters can be found at the bottom of the page.

On Monday 19th April we came into school and discovered two strange eggs in our woodland area. Check out the gallery below to see what happened!

Our teachers sent an email to the Natural History Museum in London. We received a reply, which you can read below, and an incredible video!

Click on the video below for help and ideas for segmenting and blending with your child.

Below is a link to our Physical Development (PD) leaflet, and our Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED) leaflet:

We have been sharing Dough Disco with the children at school. To see information about what we do, plus a demonstration, press play below:

Mrs Geoghegan from Kingfisher Class has recorded Giles Andreae’s book ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance.’ Click below to listen:

Please find below a story read by Mr Shrubb from Peacock Class. It’s the Mick Inkpen story, Kipper’s Toybox.

Miss White from Peacock Class has read the story ‘Knock Knock. Who’s There?’ by Sally Grindley. Click below to hear it:

Our next story for you is called ‘Shark in the Park’ by Nick Sharratt. Listen to Mrs Harding from Kingfisher read it for you:

Mrs King has chosen ‘Stick Man,’ written by Julia Donaldson, to read:

To help with your child’s first day at Littlehaven, we have recorded a short video showing the walk into the grounds, the playground and then the building itself. We hope this makes the first day a little less daunting for you all.

Dinosaur Exhibition
On Friday 28th May we opened our dinosaur exhibition to the whole school. It was incredible to look at all of the wonderful work that had been created. There was so much to see and do, it was the perfect end to our half term!

Click on the videos below to see a virtual tour of our dinosaur exhibition with Kingfisher Class or Peacock Class. Finally, you can watch our performance of our favourite dinosaur song:

Art Day 

On Thursday 10th December, the Greenfields Federation celebrated an Art Day. In Reception we found out all about the American sculptor, Tara Donovan. We spent the day creating snowy, winter landscapes. At the end of the day we made our classrooms into Art Galleries and looked at the fantastic sculptures made. See below for our own gallery of photos, as well as some information on our chosen artist:

Click below to watch the Stage 1 Song of Sounds performed by Miss White, Mrs Harding and Mrs King from our Reception team:

We have been teaching the children rhymes to help them form their numbers correctly. Use the buttons below to see them:

To help the children to hold their pencil correctly, we have started to teach them the ‘Nip, Flip, Grip’ method. Watch the video below for a quick demonstration:

The Gallery below shows some of the learning in Reception so far this year. Click on one of the images to open the rest of the gallery.

Below are our Parent letters for Autumn 2020:

Books for Topics is a website that gives links to online stories, read by the author or illustrator of the book. Story times are so important for their development so this is another way to share books together. Click the link below to access 8 different stories.

Click on the link below to watch our Nativity performance for 2020.

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Hawkesbourne Road, Horsham,
West Sussex, RH12 4EH

01403 260608

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