Developing Independent Learning in a Caring Environment


laugh Welcome to Year RH! laugh

We are the Happy Hummingbirds! 


Our page will be filled with all of the exciting things that we are learning in Reception. As we continue through the year, keep an eye on our page for lots of photos of what we've been up to.



Summer 1

Our concepts this half term:  Life and Nature

We will explore the following key questions:

What will our world look like if..? What does life look like?

Autumn 1 2021

The children have had such a fantastic start to their Reception adventure and Autumn 1 has so far been lots of fun. So far we have explored the story 'The Colour Monster' and we are really enjoying being creative with our ideas in our learning areas both inside and outside of our classroom. We are looking forward to beginning our new text 'The Rainbow Fish' in the next few weeks.

Miss Hargreaves and Mrs Hitchen are so proud of how well the children have started their Ellison journey and we are having such a great time getting to know each other. We are definitely a class of happy hummingbirds! :)

Keep an eye out for all of the fun we'll be having throughout Autumn term!


Additional documents

Parents Curriculum Information

Autumn 1 Homework Menu

Please see below for useful websites:

Please find the previous Reception website pages below.



Reception Summer 2 Homework menu

Easter Spring Chicken performance.

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As part of our Easter celebrations, the children made Easter bonnets and performed the song 'Spring Chicken'. We hope you enjoy our performance and have a fantastic Easter :)

RA's Christmas Nativity

Thank you for watching! Have a lovely Christmas!Mrs Adams and Mrs Cartlidge :)

Christmas wishes to our friends and family. 


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our parents and carers who have supported us throughout this Autumn term. We have been so impressed with how amazingly the children have settled, made lots of new friends and thrived within their first term at Ellison Primary Academy. 


We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 


Mrs Cartlidge and I will look forward to seeing you all in the new year of 2021!

Stay safe everyone. 


Best of wishes 

Mrs Adams and Mrs Cartlidge x

Christmas time in RA...

Remote Learning 12.11.2020

Teams information to access remote learning

Our Picasso portriats

As part of our celebration of curriculum golden time, reception enjoyed creating their own 'Picasso portrait'. They used a range of three self portrait photographs having explored different angles of their features, to then create a portrait in the style of Pablo Picasso. We talked about and explored his use of warm, vibrant colours as well his cooler, hues of colours within his artwork.

Well done reception- remember that we are all artists.

Term Autumn 1 in Class RA

Welcome to RA-Amazing Alligators.

Mrs Cartlidge and I are very proud of all the children in RA, they have settled extremely well into the Ellison family already and we are very impressed.


This half term we will be learning about the children through our key concept, "Identity". Please keep visiting our class page to see our pictures and see what exciting things we have been learning about. 


Thank you  


  Mrs Adams and Mrs Cartlidge

Parents Curriculum Information
Useful links and helpful resources

Letter Formation Rhymes