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Southey Green Primary School & Nurseries

Ready. Respectful. Responsible.


Welcome to Reception!

Class Teachers: Mrs Duffy, Miss Robinson and Miss Sawyer

Leader: Mrs Holland 


At Southey Green, we promise to provide our children with 6 unique experiences in each year group. We call these ‘Southey’s Super Six’. These tasks give our children something to look forward to each year and in places, provide an opportunity that the children may not have previously had.

Autumn Term 1

The Reception children have had a fabulous start to school life. The teachers in our school are very proud of how they are ready to learn and excited to play! We have been learning more about one another, our families and the new classrooms indoors and outdoors. We have read books that celebrate our differences and discussed what makes us special. Later this term we will be learning more about our local community and different professions.

Reception have been working hard this half term. We have explored different seasonal objects, enjoyed caring for babies and have loved tackling the outdoor climbing frame. Also, we have been working hard with our name writing skills, forming letters carefully with different objects and mark making in lots of different ways.  

World Of Work

As part of our World of Work week, we spent time with different occupations! We met a builder, a nurse, a dancer, a hairdresser and staff from the Royal Navy. The children thought of some great questions for our visitors to find out more information. 

Autumn term 2

The Reception children have spent lots of time learning outdoors and have recognised the change in weather. We have looked at the different natural resources that are around us and played with lots of leaves on the ground.

FS2 Road Safety

Children in FS2 spent the morning learning how to stay safe of the roads. They enjoyed trying out the equipment and could tells adults lots about the session afterwards.

Show Time!

At the end of the term the Reception children performed the Nativity through song. It was wonderful to hear them sing so many songs and they had all worked so hard to learn them all. There were 90 children each with an important part to play and the teachers were proud to watch them perform for their families. 

Spring Term Chinese New Year

In FS2 this term we celebrated Chinese New Year! Our families were invited to take part in lots of activities, here are some of them. Our favourites were tasting prawn crackers! 

Julia Donaldson

This term the Reception children have been learning stories written by Julia Donaldson. We had the drama group, Pyjama Drama, come and retell 'The Gruffalo' with us which was lots of fun!

Class Chicks

We have been very lucky to see chicks hatch in our classrooms this half term. We have learnt how to take care of them whilst they are so small and kept them clean and healthy during their stay with us.