Boughton Monchelsea Primary School
Church Hill | Boughton Monchelsea | Maidstone | ME17 4HP

Class R

Term 1

Reception class have had a lot to learn in their first term and they have embraced it with big smiles on their faces! We have learnt some new friends’ names, teachers’ names and lots of routines. It is a busy day, with plenty to remember.


Our topic has been called, ‘Will you be my friend?’ and has taught us lots of skills to create and enhance new friendships. The class have shared the book, ‘On Sudden Hill’, which follows the journey of friendship between three little boys. The children have shared fantastic ideas about what it means to be a ‘big’ friend (special friend) and have shown how to be sensitive to friends’ feelings. Reception worked hard to create their own class rules based on some of these ideas.


We have loved role playing with the lovely donation of boxes. The children have explored different ways to use their boxes and then made plans for what they would like to do with them. We have used them for boats, planes, castles, towers, houses, cars and tractors to name but a few!


Mrs Cousins, Mrs Clark and Mrs Elphick are very proud of Reception class. They have worked very hard and settled into school life well. We even won the school pride cup in the last week of term! We are looking forward to term two and lots more wow moments.