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Reception (Pixie) 2023 - 2024

Mrs Bailey

Reception Class Teacher

Autumn Term

Welcome to Pixie Class, we have an exciting first term ahead!

Pixie Class will be exploring learning and activities through the following projects:

Project: Let's Explore

In the Let’s Explore project, your child will explore their class environment and school grounds so that they feel settled and happy in their new surroundings. They will learn about the local environment and find out about places they have visited on holiday. They will look at and create maps for journeys.

Supporting your child at home

  • Use Google Earth to explore the locality.
  • Go on a walk around your local community and talk about the things that you see.
  • Encourage your child to talk about the activities they enjoy doing at school.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.

Companion Project: Build It Up

In the Build It Up project, your child will explore structures in the world around them. They will learn about materials and their properties and will have the chance to work independently and in groups to design and make marvellous structures.

 Supporting your child at home

  • Take a walk in the local area. Look at and talk about the buildings and other structures you see.
  • Talk about the materials from which their house is made, such as brick, stone or wood.
  • Take a large cardboard box and see what you can create together.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.

Project: Marvellous Machines

In the Marvellous Machines project, your child will learn about technology that is part of their daily lives. They will explore various machines, learn about how machines help us and find out about how machines have changed and developed over time. They will learn about products that use electricity to make them work and explore magnetic and non-magnetic materials.

Supporting your child at home

  • Talk about the machines and technology you use in your everyday lives.
  • Look for things in the home that are powered by electricity.
  • Look for items that are powered by batteries.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.

Companion Project: Puppets and Pop-Ups

In the Puppets and Pop-Ups project, your child will create puppets and use them to communicate with and tell stories. They will find out how puppets are used all over the world to tell stories. They will learn to join materials in different ways, and find out how shadows are formed.

Supporting your child at home

  • Watch a puppet show or puppet TV programme together. Talk about the puppets and how they move and talk.
  • Make simple sock puppets and use them to have silly conversations.
  • Share a wide range of fairy tales.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.


Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the Pixie Class timetable.


The children will need to come to school wearing their PE kit on Wednesday.


We follow the Read Write Inc. phonics programme, please click here to view our phonics page


Please make sure you are logging onto Tapestry regularly and if you do have any technical issues do not hesitate to write a note in your child’s communication book or contact Mrs Bailey via email at

Mrs Bailey & Mrs Day

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