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Reception – Inkpen Class

Welcome to the Inkpen Class page!


Our Class Teacher is Miss Gilbert and our Teaching Assistant is called Mrs Whitten.

Inkpen class is named after the author Mick Inkpen who wrote the 'Kipper' books. Our class mascot is named after the main character from the books. 

Autumn Term

Getting to know you

What an exciting time! Starting school and making new friends! Everyone in Inkpen class settled well and enjoyed playing inside and outside. 


We painted pictures of where we live and spoke about our families and pets. 

We painted beautiful pictures of our faces and put them up in our classroom. We belong to Inkpen Class!

Meet Inkpen

We spent time investigating the resources both inside and outside. We showed curiosity and imagination when playing and using the toys. 



This half term we have worked on some basic movements for PE, like finding a space, travelling, balancing and dribbling. 

We followed instructions in our lessons to become successful in our large motor movements.

PE Pictures

Forest School


This term we have worked on whittling. We have used a peeler to whittle a carrot, and then some elder.


Our Elder wands became magical wands full of Christmas wishes!



We have thought about numbers, patterns and measures this term. We have used scales to weigh things and blocks to talk about height and length. 


We used patterns on dominoes to subitise numbers and looked at repeating patterns with shapes and people. 



We have started our journey into learning the alphabet sounds. We are trying very hard to write the letters, say the sounds and segment and blend these together to make words. 

Writing and Phonics


We have been learning about Festivals and one of the Festivals we have thought about is Diwali.

We read the story of Rama and Sita and how Sita was taken away by the evil Ravana. Rama and Hanuman worked together to find her and bring her home.

An important part of Diwali is light as people lit special lamps to help Rama and Sita get home. We had a go at making Diva lamps using clay.


We are also celebrating Christmas!

We made salt dough shapes and candy canes with repeating patterns on.

We have made cards and thought about the story of the Nativity.

Our song for you

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It was on a starry night

Our 2017 Ofsted inspection commented - that we still provide good quality education & a stimulating & caring environment. Individual needs are well met & children quickly grow in confidence. There is a positive culture for safeguarding & pupils said that they feel happy & settled in school.

"I am amazing. Together we are magnificent!"

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