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

Week 6 - Christingles

week 5 - Hanukkah and The Christmas story

Week 4 Creation and Creativity

Week 3 Nursery Rhyme Week

Week 2 - Firefighter visit and Diwali

Autumn 2 - Week 1 - Patterns, Celebrations and Fireworks

Week 7 - Emotions, body language, facial expressions and filling people's buckets.

Week 6 - Senses, sounds and comparing quantities

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