Marksbury C of E Primary School

Marksbury Cof E Primary School

Life at Marksbury C of E Primary School
Marksbury Church


Welcome to

Reception Class!


Our topics in Reception Class 2019 - 2020

will be guided by the months of the year.




Our first school trip together. 

Today we spent the afternoon at Avon Valley Country Park. We went on a country walk to spot signs of autumn, fed the animals and chose a pumpkin to take home to our families. We had great fun and the children were delightful company. 




Hedgehogs and hibernation

After watching a video clip about hedgehogs in the autumn we decided to make our garden hedgehog friendly. The children collected leaves and placed them in a dark corner under logs to provide a possible home for hedgehogs over the winter. 



Our community - visiting St.Peter's church.


Leaf week!

Thank you everyone for your help in collecting a huge selection of autumn leaves!

We looked at the different types, shapes, colours and sizes. 


Leaf rubbings 


Making muddy puddles!

Questions asked by the children ...

Where do puddles come from?

How do you make a puddle?

What happens to the puddle when the sun shines?

What happens to the creatures in the puddle?



Today, the children were very interested to explore how leaves could act as a camouflage in woodland areas for foxes and owls.

Can you see the fox and owl?


Leaf creatures

We read the text 'Leaf Man' by Lois Ehlert.

The children then made their own leaf creatures ...





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We have had such an enjoyable first few weeks in Farrah Class and everyone is making friends. Below are a sample of photos. 

Please remember to send in your photo permission slips so that we can add more photos of our learning!


Exploring colour mixing



Blackberry picking


Mark making and writing!





 Den building 


Maths - repeating patterns