Dates for your diary
Event Date
Year 6 - Financial Skills - World of work 09/02/2023
Yr 5 - Ancient Greek Adventure Show 10/02/2023
Year 2 Parent SAT's Workshop 21/02/2023 @ 9:00 - 9:30am
Yrs 3/4 Sportshall Athletics (invitation only) 22/02/2023
Year 6 SAT's Parental Workshop 28/02/2023 @ 9:00 - 9:45am

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Visit the website of our Parent & Teachers Association, 'The Friends of Branfil' for more informaiton about fundraising for the school and upcoming events.
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RECEPTION
Welcome to our Reception page

Each day in Reception is a learning adventure. Here we promote a safe and engaging environment for the children to develop skills and confidence. Our staff team are welcoming and friendly with the children at the heart of all we do.
Please use this page to find information about weekly learning objectives and an insight into our exciting days at Branfil.

Ash Class - Mrs Gafford (M-Th), Mrs Evenden (F) and Mrs Galvin
Fir Class - Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Narine
Elm Class - Miss Simon, Mrs Grum ball and Miss Steph
NEWS & FEATURES FROM RECEPTION
24/01/2023 at 08:12
 
Ice
We are really enjoying investigating with the ice. We have left some toys out to freeze in the water and tried to get them out and even managed t... READ MORE
10/01/2023 at 11:20
 
Muddy play
It might be wet outside but we are having lots of fun bug hunting and exploring in the mud kitchen! 
MORE NEWS
Snow
07/01/2023 at 06:46
Water play
22/11/2022 at 16:49
Toni Box
18/11/2022 at 13:27
Diwali
10/11/2022 at 05:58
Catherine Emmett
10/11/2022 at 06:01
Hockey
20/10/2022 at 19:27
Mud kitchen
20/10/2022 at 19:41
Hello Yellow
11/10/2022 at 08:32
New Reception
27/09/2022 at 08:07
Playground games
26/05/2022 at 17:07
Stay and Play
23/05/2022 at 07:41
Bowsaw
06/05/2022 at 10:47
Jam Sandwiches
29/04/2022 at 12:06
Eid
29/04/2022 at 12:10
Skipping!
29/04/2022 at 14:17
Sonic!
22/04/2022 at 13:20
Forest School
28/03/2022 at 11:57
Science week
28/03/2022 at 11:54
Ducklings!
11/03/2022 at 16:20
Puppet theatre
03/03/2022 at 10:44
Woodwork!
03/03/2022 at 10:48
Children's Mental Health Week
11/02/2022 at 16:51
Hurdles
04/02/2022 at 12:15
Tyres!
24/01/2022 at 16:43
Happy to be back!
12/01/2022 at 16:12
Christmas lunch!
15/12/2021 at 07:57
Catapult
06/12/2021 at 16:12
Ice
30/11/2021 at 08:00
Building
24/11/2021 at 12:12
Jumping into this week!
15/11/2021 at 08:02
When we grow up!
02/11/2021 at 08:04
How to Grow a Unicorn
02/11/2021 at 08:08
Indian dance workshop
02/11/2021 at 08:13
Friday's Special Snack
19/10/2021 at 16:07
Tennis
19/10/2021 at 16:10
Snack shopping
11/10/2021 at 12:28
Playdough
05/10/2021 at 12:01
Bikes and scooters
04/10/2021 at 11:47
Ten Town
27/09/2021 at 17:07
Exploring the Garden
17/09/2021 at 16:00
Welcome!
13/09/2021 at 08:31
Party!
21/07/2021 at 08:32
Football!
09/07/2021 at 11:39
Harbin Snow and Ice Festival!
14/06/2021 at 15:04
SCIENCE!
14/06/2021 at 15:13
Shelters!
24/05/2021 at 11:49
17/05/2021 at 11:44
Elephants in Custard
07/05/2021 at 11:54
Obstacles
30/04/2021 at 11:42
Singing and dancing our way to the weekend!
22/04/2021 at 11:49
19/11/2020 at 12:14
Remembrance Day
12/11/2020 at 16:43
Growing up...
24/10/2020 at 16:01
Mud kitchen!
16/10/2020 at 16:24
Settling in
11/10/2020 at 12:18
Our first full week!
30/09/2020 at 16:51
Pupil of the Week 17.07.2020
17/07/2020 at 15:29
Pupils of the week 10/7/20
10/07/2020 at 14:27
Pupils of the Week 3/7/20
03/07/2020 at 14:57
Pupils of the week 26/6/20
26/06/2020 at 14:33
Pupils of the week 19/6/20
19/06/2020 at 13:23
Returning to school
12/06/2020 at 12:26
Pupils of the Week 12/6/20
12/06/2020 at 15:07
Pupils of the Week 5/6/20
05/06/2020 at 14:31
Bug Hunts
22/05/2020 at 10:50
Pupils of the Week 22/5/20
22/05/2020 at 13:46
Pupils of the Week 15/5/20
15/05/2020 at 13:18
Keeping in touch
15/05/2020 at 14:07
Thank you!
07/05/2020 at 11:59
Pupils of the Week-7/5/20
07/05/2020 at 14:35
Reception's Pupils of the Week
01/05/2020 at 13:15
Space
30/04/2020 at 16:14
Start of the summer term
24/04/2020 at 14:19
Easter Holidays
03/04/2020 at 15:40
Science Week
12/03/2020 at 16:58
World Book Day
05/03/2020 at 17:23
Positional Language
26/02/2020 at 16:37
Preparing for a Royal Tea Party!
13/02/2020 at 17:06
Being brave!
06/02/2020 at 19:00
Starting Computing
29/01/2020 at 16:52
Exploring and learning in our outside area
23/01/2020 at 08:02
Making and testing houses
17/01/2020 at 12:23
Gingerbread man
10/01/2020 at 12:19
Christmas concert!
17/12/2019 at 12:20
Making 5
25/11/2019 at 12:14
Meeting a vet!
20/11/2019 at 12:15
Teamwork
15/11/2019 at 15:50
Making bread
15/11/2019 at 15:54
Remembrance Day
11/11/2019 at 15:33
Police!
08/11/2019 at 12:16
How do pumpkins grow?
01/11/2019 at 16:07
Pumpkins and Potions
31/10/2019 at 12:29
When we grow up!
18/10/2019 at 12:27
Comparing and sorting!
13/10/2019 at 19:26
Self-portraits
01/10/2019 at 12:15
Music!
27/09/2019 at 15:39
First full week in Reception
20/09/2019 at 15:35
Our first week!
13/09/2019 at 15:38
Under the Sea
04/07/2019 at 07:59
Playdough!
26/06/2019 at 07:48
Fairytales
26/06/2019 at 07:50
Jack and the Beanstalk
14/06/2019 at 15:29
Butterflies
09/06/2019 at 14:03
Mud Kitchen
09/06/2019 at 14:04
Arts & Culture Week - GREECE
09/06/2019 at 14:05
Arts & Culture Week - GREECE
09/06/2019 at 14:07
Barleylands!
20/05/2019 at 15:24
Maths
20/05/2019 at 15:26
Story Boxes
12/03/2019 at 07:31
Number Knowldge
12/03/2019 at 07:33
Science Week!
12/03/2019 at 07:36
Science Week!
12/03/2019 at 07:39
Melted snowmen
15/12/2018 at 12:16
Attendance Cup!
15/12/2018 at 12:18
Vet Visit
23/11/2018 at 15:59
Fire fighter visit
19/11/2018 at 07:34
Maths baking
19/11/2018 at 07:36
Remembrance Day
19/11/2018 at 07:37
Craft
19/11/2018 at 07:39
Target 10
01/11/2018 at 07:40
World Values Day
01/11/2018 at 07:42
Harvest Festival
08/10/2018 at 07:31
Reception 2018-19
28/09/2018 at 07:50
Police officer talk
19/07/2018 at 18:53
Pirate day- Fir
19/07/2018 at 18:56
Floating and Sinking
01/07/2018 at 16:58
Attendance Cup!!
01/07/2018 at 17:00
Sports Day-Fir
21/06/2018 at 07:44
Making new friends with Year Six
21/06/2018 at 18:53
Beginning to say goodbye.
14/05/2018 at 17:11
Height/Length
13/05/2018 at 17:55
Double Trouble
13/05/2018 at 17:57
Target 10 for Ash Class
13/05/2018 at 18:01
A rainy day in Thorndon Park - Ash Class
03/05/2018 at 08:17
"I've got dirty hands"
03/05/2018 at 08:37
Thorndon park - Fir
03/05/2018 at 08:46
Bug hotel
24/04/2018 at 10:42
Moon Party
23/04/2018 at 13:59
Caterpillar time.
23/04/2018 at 14:02
Caterpillar update.
23/04/2018 at 14:06
Moon Party
30/03/2018 at 15:53
Moon party
30/03/2018 at 16:38
Target 10 for Ash
22/03/2018 at 16:34
Ordering numbers.
22/03/2018 at 16:38
Science week-light and dark
19/03/2018 at 14:44
Target 10
19/03/2018 at 14:50
World Book Day
15/03/2018 at 07:49
World Book Day
15/03/2018 at 07:50
Exlporing Shadow for Science Week
15/03/2018 at 07:52
World Book Day
09/03/2018 at 17:38
Inestigating the Outside
07/03/2018 at 07:44
Stay and Play
20/02/2018 at 20:05
Care Home
20/02/2018 at 20:09
Stack, Slide or Roll
20/02/2018 at 20:10
Stay and Play
07/02/2018 at 21:18
Visiting a care home
07/02/2018 at 21:21
Target 10!
07/02/2018 at 21:24
CVC and tricky words
04/02/2018 at 18:50
Balance Bikes
26/01/2018 at 14:11
Computing
26/01/2018 at 14:13
Looking at Height
20/01/2018 at 20:39
Adding
20/01/2018 at 20:41
Role Play
10/01/2018 at 19:10
Elf Phonemes
14/12/2017 at 16:13
Making 10
14/12/2017 at 16:15
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
06/12/2017 at 07:56
Winter Wonderland
30/11/2017 at 16:25
SNOW!
30/11/2017 at 16:28
Anti-Bullying Week 2017
22/11/2017 at 08:04
Anti-Bullying Week 2017
22/11/2017 at 08:06
Anti-Bullying Week 2017
21/11/2017 at 20:25
Stay and Play
17/11/2017 at 16:04
Learning Rules
17/11/2017 at 16:06
Exploring shape
09/11/2017 at 16:13
Halloween Crazy
02/11/2017 at 19:55
Room on the Broom
02/11/2017 at 19:57
Autumn
20/10/2017 at 17:13
Exploring differences
20/10/2017 at 17:20
We can write our letters!
12/10/2017 at 07:53
Exploring Outside
06/10/2017 at 16:26
First week in Reception
21/09/2017 at 16:36
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
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30/01/2023 MATHS:
In Maths this week we are learning about Nina Nine. She is in charge of building all the houses in Ten Town. She has nine of everything. 

When we write number nine we say "around her head and back to the start, down her back she's so smart". 

We will be looking at different ways to make 9 using numicon, cubes and pictures to help us. 

Can you build Ten Town like Nina Nine? What will you have in your town? 

ENGLISH:
In writing this week we are focussing on sentence writing. We will be working really. hard to use our set one sounds and we will also be trying to remember our finger spaces. 

Can you write a sentence that has finger spaces in it using your sounds? You might like to write about what it is like today... 'It is... EDIT