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Welcome to Reception

Introducing our fabulous Foundation Stage team...

Mrs Slowey (Year Leader) - Turtles

Mr Hurst - Seahorses

Mrs O'Connor -  Lobsters

Miss Atwill - Jellyfish


We are also very lucky to have  a Teaching Assistant supporting our children with their learning in each of our classes...

Mrs Gibbs - Turtles

Miss Shepherd - Lobsters

Mrs Patrycja - Seahorses

Mrs Champion - Jellyfish

Mrs Whitbread - our SEN TA working across the four classes.


Summer Term


We are extremely excited to be starting our new topic...


Under the Sea


Watch this space for updates of the amazing learning that we are achieving!

Our Class Fish!

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We are super excited to share our new fishy friends with you!
Turtles - Sparkles
Jellyfish - Goldie
Lobsters - Sparkles
Seahorses - Prince Bumpy



We are already off to a flying start this Summer Term with our sparkly starter - A visit from the RNLI (The Royal National Lifeboat Institution).


We learnt lots of interesting information all about the different types of boats that they use and how we can stay safe in the water.

They talked about the special equipment that they need when helping people and even dressed us up with life jackets! If you look close enough at the pictures, you might even see Mr Hurst trying a life jacket on for size!


Did you know... 

If you need help when you're at sea, you need to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. 

Also, wave your hands and shout for HELP! After that, the best thing to do is FLOAT so that you don't get tired, whilst you wait for help!

RNLI Visit

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Under the Sea

Under the Sea 1

Spring Term


This term our topic has been 'Once Upon A Time'. We have read, shared and even created our own stories. Some of our favourite stories are -'Room on the Broom' 'The Gruffalo', 'The Three Billy Goats', 'The Princess and the Wizard' and 'The Jolly Postman'.


As part of this topic, we turned our role play into a Witches Workshop where we created lots of gruesome spells and potions for our friends to try and turn them into different things. We weren't always gruesome though, we did create a 'love potion' just in time for Valentine's Day! 


Also, you'll never guess what happened!?


We went on a Gruffalo Hunt around our school garden, but the Gruffalo was nowhere to be seen! That's not even the end of it, after making our wanted posters, he sneakily crept back into our classrooms and trashed our role plays, leaving behind a few clues. Well, there was nothing else we could do, we had to contact different people in our community and find out who was the best person to help us. 


It's safe to say we have had a very busy term in Reception! In all honesty, we have not stopped and have loved challenging ourselves and learning lots of amazing new skills. Check out the pictures below to see us putting our knowledge into action...


Spring - Some pictures of when we found Gruffalo clues and exploring People Who Help Us

Our Fab Finish and Easter Fun!

Spring Term - Once Upon A Time..

Spring Term - Once Upon A Time.. 1

This term we have been...

Autumn term - PARTY PARTY!

Autumn term - PARTY PARTY! 1

Phonics in Reception


We are learning lots of new sounds in Reception. We have also been learning to read tricky words too. Here is a powerpoint that was presented to parents about how children learn to read and write in the early years. We hope you find this information useful and if you do have any questions, please ask your child's teacher.

September - Our First Weeks in Reception


The children have settled in beautifully and it is fantastic to see them coming into school so confidently!

We thought you might like to know a little more about what we will be learning about in the next couple of weeks, so here goes...


We will be starting the year with our topic 'Changes Everywhere!' As a part of this topic we be learning about our families, changes from when we were a baby, our school, but most importantly, what makes us special and unique!


We will share stories and begin to focus on changes by reading  Charlie and Lola's 'I Am Too Absolutely Small For School!' by Lauren Child. It would be great if your child could bring in a photo of them as a baby to share with the class.


Attached below is this term's topic web.


PE Days


Please could we ask that all children bring their book bags in each day and that all children have a clearly named PE kit in school.

Our PE days are as follows...


Monday: Lobsters & Seahorses

Tuesday: All Reception classes

Wednesday: Turtles & Jellyfish


Please do not worry about trainers at the moment!

All jewellery must be removed on these days.

Thank you.

These websites are well worth a visit... 





  • Twin Sails Infant School and Nursery,
  • Blandford Road, Hamworthy,
  • Poole, Dorset, BH15 4AX
  • Telephone: 01202 672 377
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