Otterbourne Church of England
Primary School

With God's love, all are encouraged to thrive

Reception (Puffins and Penguins)


Welcome to Reception!


In Penguins and Puffins we look after each other and our school. Everyday we enjoy exploring our environment and have lots of fun learning!


Each week we update these pages with pictures and news from our year group activities. Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know! Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.


Reception Teaching Staff


Miss Whitbread - Penguins' Class Teacher

Mrs Reid - Penguins' Teaching Assistant


Mrs Smith - Puffins' Class Teachers

Mrs Pamphlett - Puffins' Teaching Assistant


Mrs Morgan and Mrs Compton - PPA and SENCo cover

PowerPoint to go with the Phonics Evening Presentation

Week 5 - Our Body, Doctors' Role Play, Skeletons, Inside Our Bodies

Week 4 - The Little Red Hen, Fruit and Vegetable Printing, Harvest and a Visit to the Church

Week 3 - Parachute games, making friends and art

Week 2 - Exploring the woods and meadow, creating self-portraits and our first PE lesson.

Week 1 - Settling in and learning the rules and routines :)

Summer 2 Photos - This week, the children have been learning about Under the Sea. They have enjoyed making masks, being in the role play area and being very creative!

Key Worker Penfin Group (Penguins & Puffins) - Spring 1

Penguins - Autumn 1 - Penguins have had a fantastic start to their school journey! Here are some photos of what they have been up to....

Early Reading Meeting Part 1

The Early Reading and Phonics meeting in 4 parts

Early Reading Meeting Part 2

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Early Reading Meeting Part 3

Early Reading Part 4


An Easter Message from all at Otterbourne School. We hope you enjoy it.

Number formation practice sheets

w/b 22.6.2020 Year R have been thinking about different bodies of water this week and have recreated them in bottles in the woods. They have been writing stories and focusing on subtraction in maths,

w/b 19.6.2020 Year R have loved reading the book Bog Baby! They made their own Bog Babies, thought about how they should be looked after and went pond dipping to see if they could see any! They also enjoyed creating spiral artwork and making observational drawings in The OWL, our outside classroom.

w/b 1.6.2020 - Year R have settled back into school very well. They have got used to their new 'bubbles'. This week, our topic has been 'bees'. The children loved looking for bees in the meadow and learning lots of new facts.

w/b 9.3.2010 This week, we loved exploring weight in maths and enjoyed using the balance scales. We learnt about our senses and focused on sight and hearing. One of our favourite things to do was talk to each other through telephones we made! We thought about why our hearing was important for road safety and showed what we had learnt through our play.

w/b 2.3.2020. This week, the children have investigated textures in art, learnt about medicines and how to stay safe, how to safely use PE equipment and thought carefully about being a good friend, like the characters in Rainbow Fish.