Merlin – Reception

Welcome to Merlin Class


IMG_1382 IMG_1381


A big friendly welcome to the Reception Class Page. Please click on the Class Letter and Topic Map links for further information about what your children will be learning each term. These links also contain useful information, such as P.E. days and a curriculum overview. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come in to school and see either Miss Grant or Mrs Hoddinott. 





We love learning inside and outside in Merlin class. We really like going on welly walks, exploring the school allotment and the environment around our school. You can often see us getting messy in the mud kitchen, cooking up potions or writing in the glitter.


The Adults in Merlin are:

Miss Natalie Grant – Class Teacher

Mrs Natalie Hoddinott – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Mandy Boniface – Music Teacher & Mr Jack Bunter – Sports Coach (PPA cover)


Our Topics…

Autumn Term

Autumn Term 1 – What is magical about me?

‘What is magical about me?’ encompasses: sharing feelings and emotions; talking about the parts of our bodies; learning about healthy eating and exercise; making our own healthy eating café and what makes us super.

IMG_2689[1] IMG_2688[1]







Autumn Term 2 – What can we celebrate?

‘What can we celebrate?’ we will be looking at different celebrations and festivals such as: Diwali, birthdays, Autumn Festivals, Bonfire Night, Winter and Christmas.


Merlin Autumn Term 2019-2020 Topic Newsletter

Merlin Class Topic Map Autumn 2019-2020


Spring Term

Spring Term 1 – Where in the world?

‘Where in the world?’ we be learning about different places in the world looking at their traditions, climate, inhabitants and animals. We will be travelling to China, Italy, Antarctica, Kenya, Australia and Brazil.

Merlin Spring Term 2019-2020 Topic Newsletter

Merlin Class Topic Map Spring 19-20

Spring Term 2 – Drip, drop when will it stop?

‘Drip, drop when will it stop?’ we will be looking at different types of weather such as: how rainbows are made, snow, ice, flooding, drought, thunderstorms and the seasons.