Hello and welcome to the Reception web page.

Reception teachers this year are: Mrs Macfarlane, Mrs Wong and Miss Hart. 

We are supported in class by Mrs McGregor, Miss Taylor, Mrs Edbrooke, Mrs Cranch, Miss Niang        and Miss Collins. 


This term we will be learning the story of The Hungry Caterpillar. Our topic will be focusing on mini beasts, the life cycle of a chick and caterpillar and healthy living. We will be starting our topic with a dress up as a bug day on the first day of term and we will go on a bug hunt to our school field and begin to learn our story by acting it out. We will also receive some caterpillars and watch then turn into butterflies.

On Wednesday 5th June we will have eggs delivered so that we can watch them hatch. The eggs will be based in Angelfish class and all of the children will have an opportunity to visit and learn about the eggs and the chicks.

Parents/ carers are invited to come for our final stay and play of the year. You are invited to come and watch a literacy lesson and then to stay and play during our free flow session from 1.30 - 3pm on Wednesday 19th June. Unfortunately siblings are unable to join us. 

On Friday 21st June we are holding a circus fundraising event for our school charity ‘Circus Zambia’. As a school we have been learning about what this amazing charity does and the children have had an opportunity to send questions to Gift the organiser. Reception and Year 1 are working together to raise money by having a circus themed day. Children are asked to donate £1 to come into school in circus fancy dress. They will then take part in circus themed activities including juggling, walking on stilts and acrobatics. We will also have a cinema experience in the afternoon and popcorn will be available to buy. The film is a £1 donation and popcorn is 50p.

In week 4, each class is going on a trip to Farmer Liz’s Farm. During the trip, we will have time to explore and play in the woods, see the cows and go pond dipping. Jellyfish are going on Monday 24th June; Angelfish are going on Tuesday 25th and Clownfish are going on Wednesday 26th . This trip will run from 9am until 3pm. Siblings are unable to attend. Children can bring a packed lunch or one can be provided through the school kitchen. We need adult helpers for this trip. If you can help, please either email katrina.jenkins@knowlepark-pri.bristol.sch.uk or tell your teacher.

Healthy living week will be the week beginning Monday 1st July. Children can come into school in sports clothing all week and we will take part in a range of different sports activities. Our Sports Day will be on Tuesday 2nd July at the school field.

In week 6, the whole school celebrate Taste the World week. This year in Reception, we are learning about Latvia and will be making food from this country. On Friday 12th July after school, there will be a whole school showcase where you can see what we have been learning and sample a range of foods from around the world.

In the final week, we are having a Teddy Bears' Picnic at the school field on Thursday 18th July from 1.30 - 3pm as a goodbye and celebration of the year. Please bring snacks, a teddy and a blanket to enjoy this afternoon. Siblings are invited to join us.

Transition - We are holding a transition into Year One meeting in the last few weeks of term, date to be confirmed. This will be to give you information on how the curriculum changes in Key Stage 1 and how you can help your child with this transition. We will be placing children into new classes during this term and then the children will have two mornings in their new class on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July.

This term, Mystery reader will be on a Tuesday from 2.45 - 3pm. If you would like to come and read a story to the class please sign up with your class teacher.