Life in Reception

Watch this page fill up with information and photographs from our amazing learning journey in Reception. 
Autumn Term in Reception Class. 

It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome your children into Reception class this week. We are so very proud of how quickly they have settled into life at Broomley and it has been wonderful to see them coming into school with big smiles and getting to know their new classroom with interest and excitement!


During our first week, as well as learning our classroom routines and talking about what makes a happy classroom, we have taken part in ‘Take One Picture’ week. The whole school explored the painting of St George and the Dragon by Paolo Uccello. In Reception we focused on dragons and had a lot fun sharing stories about dragons (including Zog, George’s Dragon and Room on the Broom) making dragons out of playdough, painting dragons and then we decided to make shields too for the knights. We had a lot of fun working together to make a giant dragon with collage materials. 

In our second week we enjoyed talking about ourselves and what makes us special. We have looked at ourselves in the mirror and then painted self portraits, made playdough faces and even made paper plate faces! We loved looking in the mirrors so much we decide to make our own special mirrors. When we look into our special mirrors it reminds us just how special we are!




  • Whittonstall First School, Main Road,
    Whittonstall, Northumberland DH8 9JN
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  • Broomley First School, Main Road, Stocksfield
    Northumberland NE43 7NN
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