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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. 

Spring Term

To start our Spring Term off, we thought about cold places and what we need to wear to keep warm. We also thought about the animals that live in different places. These places are called habitats and have everything that an animal would need to survive here. 

Cold Places and Habitats

Little Red Riding Hood

We looked at the story of Little Red Riding Hood and thought about who the characters were and where the story took place. 

We made up our own stories using Little Red Riding Hood but we changed the ending. We used a woodland animal to come and save Little Red Riding Hood and Granny from the Big Bad Wolf!


We looked at gymnastics in our PE lessons for this half term and look at balancing on patches (large parts of our body) and points (smaller parts of our body). We used these on the floor and on the benches, and learnt how to jump off of an object and land safely on the ground. 

We have celebrated Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and Pancake Day this term during school. 

For Chinese New Year we looked at to story of the race between the animals and made a large Dragon Head that we saw in the Chinese New Year parade. We made cards and envelops using the colour red because this is important as many people think it brings good luck!

We wrote shopping lists for pancakes and thought about our favourite toppings. 

We made cards for someone that we loved on Valentines Day!



Science Week

Autumn Term

Welcome to Inkpen Class! All of the children have settled really well and are learning the routines for the Class. 


We have been learning about numbers and thinking about counting out different objects and actions - and knowing when to stop!



We have been thinking about the Characters in stories. We have had a go at making a few! Can you tell who they are? 

Who is your favourite character?


Jack came to visit!


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 also made some special food call Barfi which is made with coconut. 


We are also celebrating Christmas!

We had our adults in to help us make decorations. We made salt dough shapes and wrote lists to Santa. 

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


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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