Dates for your diary
Event Date
INSET DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED 01/09/2021
Autumn term starts 02/09/2021
Flu Vaccinations - Whole School 18/10/2021 @ All day
Flu Vaccination catch up day 08/11/2021

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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 and Mrs Clarke
Fir Class - Miss O'Toole and Miss Kemp
Elm Class - Miss Simon and Mrs Galvin
NEWS & FEATURES FROM RECEPTION
21/07/2021 at 08:32
 
Party!
We had such a lovely time at our party on Friday! We were kindly given balloons from Rooms Furniture Store in Upminster which helped to make the hall ... READ MORE
09/07/2021 at 11:39
 
Football!
This week the children have loved talking about football. They have designed their own kits, watched some highlights, sung and danced to plenty of 'it... READ MORE
MORE NEWS
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
Week
Summary
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12/07/2021 MATHS:
This week in maths we are going to be practicing our number sentences. We have spent some time looking at addition and subtraction and now we will be mixing them together to see if we can work out which ones we need to get bigger and which ones need to get smaller. 

ENGLISH:
In our writing this week we are going to be working independently. We will choose a picture that we want to write about to show our best writing in Reception! 

We are going to carry on reading our favourite stories and working on our skills in our phonics groups.  EDIT