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Hugo Meynell

CofE (VC) Primary School

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Key information for parents:

  • Reception children enter school through the door into their classroom from their outside play area.
  • Doors open at 8:40am and collection time is 3:10 pm 
  • Reception will have PE on Friday each week and children should attend school in their PE kit this day.
  • Reading books in Reception will be changed on Thursday and new books sent home on Fridays.



Mrs Shore and Mrs Stirland look forward to seeing you in Reception.

To contact Reception, please use the form below.

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Friday 5th July. This week we have celebrated all our PE skills in our sports day event. What a fabulous time we had running, balancing, jumping and manoeuvring around obstacles. Our butterflies have also begun to emerge from yap their chrysalides which caused great excitement this morning.

Friday 21st June This week we had a great time learning new skills in our Balance Bike workshop. Our caterpillars are growing rapidly and we are wondering when they will begin to change. We also had a request to help rescue some frozen peas from some very solid ice blocks.

Friday 14th June This week we have had an exciting delivery of caterpillars.... we are patiently waiting to see if they are moths or butterflies. Already they have increased in length and size and are very active in their little pots.

Friday 7th June This week we had a busy week and also talked about the D-Day celebrations. We remembered how we made poppies for remembrance day back in the autumn term and some of the children recalled their great grandparents medals too. In Reception we are always recalling what we learnt in a previous term using our calendar wall and memory suitcase.

Friday 10th May This week we had a visit from Shonelle the tortoise (Shelby’s sister) we drew pictures of her using charcoal and tried to find out what she liked to eat the best , however she wasn’t very hungry. We have planned our own stories ready to write them next week. Outside we have been practising our ‘teamwork’ by building dens and waterfalls, trying to work together, overcome challenges and communicate effectively with each other.

Friday 3rd May This week we had a fabulous morning with the Market Drayton Art Club as we painted pictures for the month of April. We painted rainbows, rabbits, Easter eggs, crosses, baby lambs, butterflies and spring flowers.

Friday 26th April A visit from Shelby the tortoise resulted in making pets and a home for Shelby. We also found out that he has sharp claws to help him dig and he is a herbivore. We have also made our own first, then and now maths stories, shared the Y6 film set designs and enjoyed the sunshine in our garden.

Summer term Friday 12th April Science Week Exploring Time, Inventions and GLOOP changing from a solid to a liquid.

Friday 15th March Comic Relief we raised money by wearing our own clothes and making funny noses.

Happy St David’s day . We had great fun finding Wales on the map, drawing dragons and daffodils.

Finding all about Lunar New Year and facts about China. We even tried saying hello in Chinese and writing .

Gymnastics. We are loving gymnastics. This week we did pencil rolls and teddy bear rolls. It was quite tricky to keep our hands and feet together during the pencil rol and the teddy bear roll we had to hold our legs to swing around the may, but we all persevered and were really proud when we finished.

26th January This week we have been preparing for the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. As well as making bird feeders to entice the birds into our garden we have also enjoyed drawing them and using watercolours to paint them.

19th January We received a mysterious present. We wondered what was inside. It was a double decker bus from London. Our story is about a red London bus and we have found out about some of the landmarks in London and enjoyed building the,.

Happy New Year 🥳 This week we have been running laps of the playground every morning and thinking how to be healthy. We have also looked back at last term in our suitcase to remember what we have learned so far.

Merry Christmas

Friday 17th November Whata busy week with Odd Socks Day, Anti-Bullying week , Diwali and Children in Need. The children in a reception have been non-stop very day. Have a look at our photos to see what we have been up to.

Friday 20th October Pumpkin Soup, finding pumpkins, pumpkin poems & pumpkin art.

Friday 13th October This week we thought about how we stay healthy and happy for World Mental Health day. We also joined the whole school to celebrate Harvest Festival and were brave enough to say our poem to the whole school.

Friday 6th October this week has been all about patterns . Can you find a pattern? Can you copy a pattern? Can you create a pattern? We used our ten frames to vote for our story. Which story would you vote for? In PE we were squeezing our bean bag to make sure it stayed in our hand to catch it.

Friday 29th September This week had great excitement in Reception as we baked gingerbread men and one escaped from the oven. Lots of pondering about where he might have gone and how we could find him.

15th September 2023 Welcome to Reception. We have been very busy settling in to our new classroom and learning new routines. We shared a story called Oh No George and helped him to make good choices.