Ansdell Primary School

Explore, Endeavour, Embrace, Excel

Reception Goodall Class

Welcome to Jane Goodall Class (Reception)

Reception Class is taught by Mrs Greenaway and is supported by Mrs Fowler, Mrs O'Sullivan and Mrs Brown

Please download our class welcome pack by clicking here

Autumn 2

This half term the children have enjoyed our theme 'Roar!' where our learning has been linked to dinosaurs. In Literacy we looked at the story, 'Harry and the bucket full of dinosaurs' as well as reciting dinosaur poems and following instructions to make fossil cookies. The children had an important challenge to work out how to paint the dinosaur the correct colours with only our primary colours. They amazed us with their colour mixing! In Phonics the children have learnt to read and write phrases, captions and sentences. They are using their kicks and flicks very well and are doing lots of writing in or provision areas. In Maths, we have moved on to learn numbers to 6! The children have showed an amazing understanding of each number! They are fabulous in our fruit shop making each number and the children are now able to be the shopkeeper too and check each others money to check they have the correct amount! 

In the last couple of weeks it has been all about Christmas! It has been an exciting time for all of us. We have had a visit from a cheeky elf, sent Christmas letters, learnt how to wrap presents to help the elves and performed our fabulous Nativity! We are very proud of all the children and we look forward to seeing them in the New Year!

Here are a few photos:





EYFS Christmas Nativity Songs:

Counting for Caesar: 

A long, long way:

How many people are in this Inn?:

Christmas counts for everyone:

Who can count the angels:

1, 2, 3 Camels:

Counting Sheep:

One Baby:



Autumn 1

The children have settled well into school life. They have explored their new classroom, made new friends and showed an amazing attitude towards their learning. The children fully enjoyed learning about their class explorer, Jane Goodall! In Phonics, the children started segmenting and blending CV and CVC words! In Maths, they learnt to compare, sort and match amounts and learnt all about numbers 0, 1 and 2. PE was focused around the story, 'Elmer' and the children liked showing me how they can move like an elephant. They looked at Autumn and Harvest and completed lots of activities linked to the stories 'Leaf Man' and 'The Little Red Hen'! Here are some photos to show what they got up to: