Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Heskett

5th July 2020

Hello everyone- well this week hasn't been very hot has it but it has been very rainy!angry Still we managed to have an enjoyable and messy art week.yesI have loved seeing all your Kandinsky paintings and we have made a display in the hall. I will post a photo on seesaw. I am really looking forward to seeing more of you this week.wink If you aren't able to come in please put a couple of photos on seesaw so I can see how much you've grown.surprise

Love from Mrs Heskett xxxheart 



28th June 2020

Hello everyone.smiley Well what a very hot week we have had! blush I have nearly melted this week and for once I was glad to see the rain.wink

Sports week has been really good and I have loved seeing you (and your mums!) taking part at home.wink I hope this week is not as hot but I hope we still have dry days though so we can all get out and about.yes

Love from Mrs Heskett xxxheart


21st June 2020

Hello everyone.smiley Hope you are all okay? I think we had all better rest today as this week is 'Sports Week'.surprise I am supposed to be helping Mr. Heskett with the gardening but I've told him I can't because I have to rest!laugh I am looking forward to seeing you doing the activities each day.winkRemember you get points for your team.yes Have a fun and active week.smiley

Love from Mrs Heskett xxxheart


14th June 2020

Hello again everyone.smiley Hope you have had a lovely week? I saw my friend for the first time in 12 weeks on Saturday. She came and sat in my garden and we had a lovely chat.laugh Hope you will soon see some different people in your gardens.yes I am still missing you all.crying You will all be so much taller when I see you! I think the weather is good this week so you should be able to get out and about.wink

Love from Mrs Heskett xxx heart


7th June 2020

Hello everyone. Hope you are all okay? winkI have seen some of you this week so I know you are all well but am missing seeing all of you.crying I know it has been a bit rainy this week but hope you have managed to get out and about? frownI have seen some brilliant things on seesaw remember if you do anything that you would like me to see please take a photo and post it on seesaw.yes

Have another lovely week and keep safe.

Love from Mrs Heskett xxxheart


29th May 2020

Hello Everyone,

My flowers are still looking gorgeous even after having them for over a week. yesThank you again to all of you and your families for sending them to me.heart I hope you are all still ok and are enjoying not having to do home learning this week and are having some fun in the sun instead- with suncream on of course?!blush I am back in school all the time from next week and I hope some of you will be able to join me soon. wink I want to wish Emily, Freddie and Mia LA a 'Happy Birthday' for this week as they are all a big 5.laugh I will pull your hair when I see you next!devil

Have a lovely week and keep safe.

Love from Mrs Heskett xxheart


17th May 2020

Hello again everyone. It was lovely to speak to you all this week.yes it was so lovely to hear your voices and know that you are all ok.wink Fingers crossed I'll get to see some of you before September.laugh I would like to say a 'Happy Birthday' to Liam who will be 5 on Thursday.surprise Hope you get lots of lovely presents Liam.

Have a lovely week everyone-keep safe.

Love Mrs Heskett xx heart


10th May 2020

Hello again everyone,

I hope that you all managed to have a little celebration with your family for VE Day?wink We had a little BBQ and listened to some old songs.smiley Thank you again for your lovely messages on see-saw they really cheered me up and it was lovely seeing you all.laugh You have all grown so much that you might not all fit in our classroom when we get back to school!!blush

Have a lovely week-keep safe and well.wink

Hopefully I will see you all soon. 

Love Mrs Heskett xxheart


3rd May 2020

Hello everyone,

I'm glad you enjoyed my video message on seesaw.laughThe classroom is very quiet without your chattering and laughing so I hope you are back soon filling it with noise!surprise Mr Weston has made a video to go with the determination song he has written. He has put it on the website and on our seesaw page. Make sure you check it out and see if you can spot me dancing? laugh It was very embarassing to do! blush 

Have a lovely week and keep safe and well.


Mrs Heskett xx heart


26th April 2020

Hello again,

You've had another busy week learning at home I can't keep up with you all- well done!! yes 

I've been thinking of you all a lot and I suddenly remembered that some of you have had birthdays since the school has been closed!wink So I would like to wish Frankie and Dolly-Mai a very 'Happy Birthday' as they have now turned 5!smiley I hope you both managed to enjoy your birthdays with your families and I'm sure you will celebrate with your friends when we can get out and about again!blush You are both on my list for hair pulling and I will do that as soon as I see you!!devil

I am still missing you all cryingbut I feel so proud of you when I see all of your hard work. Keep on going, keep smiling and keep being good for your mums and dads!surprise
I hope that I see you all soon.

Mrs Heskett xx


21st April 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope that you are all okay and had as nice as Easter as possible? I am really missing seeing you all. crying I know that you are all very busy with your learning as I can see your super work on seesaw. yes You must thank your mums and dads for helping you.kiss Ke

ep checking our website for new learning. enlightened 

Remember to keep having fun with your family too AND, of course, finish off your Easter eggs.wink

I know that you will be missing your friends so I've put some photos on our page for you to look at. cool

I do hope that I will be able to see you all soon. 

Mrs Heskett

Welcome to Oakdene's Reception Class page

We are an enthusiastic, bubbly and busy class who enjoy new learning experiences.


The team working in Reception this year is:

Mrs Heskett (Class Teacher)    Mrs Blennarhassett  (Learning Assistant full time) Miss Clarke ( Learning assistant full time)   Mrs Green (HLTA for PPA cover)

A few of Reception’s routines:

Reading books need to be in school EACH day and will be changed each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please sign the book when you have read with your child and state if their book needs changing.

Home/school books are given out on a Wednesday and are collected in on a Monday. Please try and write a small comment if possible or initial that you have seen it.

PE kits need to be left in school each day and our PE days is on a Friday. Please could you make sure all PE items are labelled. We will send their kits home for washing at the end of this half term.

Reception’s Topic Focus:

This half term we will be learning about:


We will be reading the book 'Silly Doggy'. We will be going on a bear hunt and finding out different facts about bears. We will talk about animals we may see in the garden/our local area and talk about any pets we have and how to care for them.  We will also be looking at different clothes that we wear for different times- bedtime, in different weather etc. We will be reading lots of other story books with animals in ‘I'm Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’, ‘Hairy Maclary’ and  non fiction books about animals’


We welcome ANY helpers in school. You can hear readers, do activities or just admin jobs. If there are any Mums, Dads, Grandparents etc. that want to fill a few hours please let us know.


Thank you,

Mrs Heskett and  the Reception Staff

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