Reception: Gallery

Humpty Dumpty, by Mrs Heskett

Date: 28th Nov 2022 @ 5:21pm

We sang the rhyme Humpty Dumpty. We talked about what had made him fall off the wall.We thought he could have been blown off  by the wind, slipped on ice, got pushed off by a naughty egg or fell because he was being silly! We practised our cutting skills to cut Humpty in half, then we used plasters to stick him back together again. We built walls for Humpty and put a toy Humpty on and sang the rhyme. We used paper plates to make our own Humpty. We also did an experiment to find out what the best material was to protect an egg when it falls. We used shredded paper, rice, cotton wool and a paper towel. We found that all the eggs cracked but the shredded paper protected the egg the most.

Litter, by Mrs Heskett

Date: 28th Nov 2022 @ 5:07pm

We had a visit from a ranger at Knowsley Safari Park. She told us a story about a cockroach called Colin. Colin helped to keep the forest floor clean by eating all the rubbish left by other animals. One day Colin found some rubbish that he couldn't eat-plastic, metal and glass. We talked about how we can recycle some of our rubbish. We went around school to see if there was any litter around and.....we found loads!!! We reused some of the litter to make models and pictures. We also made posters to remind people about putting their rubbish in the bin.

Reception Scooter Day, by Mrs Heskett

Date: 28th Nov 2022 @ 4:57pm

Reception had great fun at scooter day. We got kitted up in knee pads and helmets and then we were OFF!! There were some AMAZING moves on the scooters and some children even ventured over the ramps!! Mrs Heskett had a turn but only lasted 5 minutes not the 30 minutes that the children did!!

The Gingerbread man, by Mrs Heskett

Date: 27th Nov 2022 @ 3:04pm

Reception read 'The Gingerbread Man'. 

We followed a recipe to make our own gingerbread man. We looked at the ingredients, weighed them out and mixed them. We rolled out our mixture and cut out our own gingerbread man. We decorated him and put him in the oven to bake. We left him to cool down but the next day he was GONE!!!!! We looked everywhere for him but we couldn't find him!!! We made posters to put up around school but we still didn't find him?! He sent us some letters to ask us to make beds and bridges for him. He hid some friends around our playground- we looked for them using a map but we still haven't found our gingerbread man!!!! 




Outdoor learning, by Mrs Heskett

Date: 1st Nov 2020 @ 8:22pm

We love learning outside. Take a look at some of the things we do. 

Humpty Dumpty, by Mrs Heskett

Date: 1st Nov 2020 @ 8:17pm

We read a story about Humpty Dumpty called ‘After the Fall.’ Humpty was afraid of heights in it so we built him some smaller walls. 

Our Autumn walk, by Mrs Heskett

Date: 1st Nov 2020 @ 8:08pm

We went on an autumn walk around school. We spotted signs of autumn. We loved running and crunching in the leaves and we even threw them in the air. Can you spot autumn leaves too?

The Gingerbread Man, by Mrs Heskett

Date: 1st Nov 2020 @ 8:04pm

We had fun making a gingerbread man. Unfortunately he ran away! He came back one night and played in our classroom. We made him some houses which he came to try out. He came back to say bye and told us he was moving in with his friend in Rainhill  


Stay and play sessions September 2020, by Mrs Heskett

Date: 29th Oct 2020 @ 6:28pm

The children enjoyed having their mums,dads and carers in class sharing their activities. Take a look at the pictures. 

European Day of Languages poster competition, by Mrs Hamlin

Date: 4th Oct 2019 @ 4:17pm

Congratulations to everyone who entered the poster competition.  There were lots of amazing entries and choosing winners proved a difficult task.  Here are just a few of the prize winners.

EDL celebrations 26th September 2019, by Mrs Hamlin

Date: 26th Sep 2019 @ 5:16pm

We had great fun celebrating European Day of Languages - 26th September 2019.


Exploring in the Rain!, by Miss Wilkinson

Date: 6th Jun 2019 @ 3:43pm

There's no such thing as bad weather in Reception!

Traps for the evil pea!, by Miss Wilkinson

Date: 27th May 2019 @ 9:26pm

During term Summer 1, we have enjoyed our topic of Superheroes. The children have particularly enjoyed the story 'Supertato' written by Sue Hendra. Reception have carefully thought about and designed their very own traps for the evil pea!

SongFest 2019 ♫, by Miss Wilkinson

Date: 19th May 2019 @ 2:38pm

The Reception children made us very proud at SongFest! They all sang beautifully and were great ambassadors for Oakdene. Well done Reception! Check out one of the songs we sang below! 

Outdoor Learning, by Miss Wilkinson

Date: 19th May 2019 @ 2:17pm

In Reception we believe that the opportunities of being outdoor learning is endless! Our children are able to express themselves freely and can explore to their hearts content! The sense of freedom playing outdoors is fantastic for our children's physical, social and mental development.

Mother's Day Assembly, by Miss Wilkinson

Date: 19th May 2019 @ 2:02pm

Reception had a fantastic afternoon performing their Mother's Day assembly and enjoying tea and cake with their wonderful Mums. Thank you to those who donated to the Trussell Trust, donations were very much appreciated. 

It's all hatching in Reception!, by Miss Wilkinson

Date: 19th May 2019 @ 1:46pm

Reception have had a great couple of weeks observing the chicks hatch and grow! Thank you Eggsploring for giving our children such a valuable and memorable experience.

A Visit From Acorn Farm!, by Miss Wilkinson

Date: 19th May 2019 @ 1:36pm

We had a great visit from Acorn Farm! The children asked so many wonderful questions and they really enjoyed feeding the sheep and the goats.




SHIVER ME TIMBERS!, by Miss Wilkinson

Date: 14th Feb 2019 @ 12:42pm

Arts Week, by Miss Wilkinson

Date: 13th Feb 2019 @ 3:12pm

Kung Hei Fat Choy , by Miss Barlow

Date: 13th Feb 2019 @ 1:16pm

Happy Chinese New Year! The infants had a great time celebrating Chinese New Year. A huge thank you to Mr and Mrs Chong for preparing the celebrations.

Oh yes we did! , by Miss Barlow

Date: 13th Feb 2019 @ 1:11pm

What a fantastic performance of Sleeping Beauty! The children loved the pantomime today and are already excited to see what they do next year. 

Chicks, chicks, chicks!!!!, by Mrs Hayes

Date: 18th Apr 2018 @ 4:41pm

Born in a Barn , by Miss Barlow

Date: 15th Dec 2016 @ 4:44pm

What fantastic performers and super singers we had in our Nativity! All of Year Two were fantastic and we are very proud of all the effort they put into to making the Nativity so special. Year One and Reception were amazing too. 



European Day of Languages, by Mrs Hamlin

Date: 29th Sep 2016 @ 11:40am

To celebrate European Day of Languages we conducted a carousel of activities which included learning some traditional French playground games and rhymes, creating our own langauge themed board games, looking at flags from around the world and learning some German.

‘Growing and Learning Together’