Sparrows – Reception

Welcome to Sparrows class page.

We are a Reception Class.

Our teacher is Mrs McGlory.

Our learning support assistant is Mrs Ali-Crowe.


PE days – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Your child will also come home in their PE kit on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please return this as soon as possible.

Snacks – Please ensure that only fruit snacks are sent into school. Please ensure grapes are cut in half.

Class Dojo – Homework is sent on Class Dojo each Friday. Please complete this and send in a photo/video before Tuesday of the following week.


Please look at our class story on ClassDojo for the latest news and photographs showing what we have been doing in class.





We have had a wonderful week in Sparrows!

The children have enjoyed sharing their family albums and we have a few left to look at. Due to this, we will be keeping them in until next week as they are too fantastic not to share! Thank you for all of your hard work that has gone into making them, they are brilliant.

As we have PE on a Thursday afternoon, any children attending sports club can go in their outdoor PE kit. This means that the children don’t need to get changed again and also one less bag for them to carry. The rest of the class will come home in their PE kit too, please could this be returned before Monday’s PE lesson. Thank you!

Next week we continue our topic of Our Wonderful World. This week we have enjoyed listening to Louis Armstrong and discussing how we can look after out planet. The Sparrows were super at telling me all about recycling and rubbish ending up in the ocean. Well done Sparrows!

Have a lovely weekend!





Some snapshots from our week of fun! 

“Seeing Santa was amazing!”

“We got super cool presents for our classroom.”

“What a great day!”







The Sparrows have had a very funfilled week, from making our lovely crafts for the stalls (Thursday next week) to practising our show on the stage!

Next week starts with a fantastic visit from Santa’s special helpers. The children can wear a Christmas jumper or top along with their school uniform.

The children have enjoyed practising their parts for our Christmas show and are super excited to show all of the parents! If your child has lines for the show, please practise them with your child.

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all on Monday (ready to see the reindeer, how exciting!)

Mrs McGlory🎄





Elf Day was a fantastic day (for both the children and the adults in Sparrows!)

The children had lots of fun completing elf crafts, elf maths and meeting ‘Sparkle the Kindness Elf’ who will stay with us until we break up for Christmas. The children have been showing Sparkle how kind they are by looking after their friends, using kind hands and by acting like SUPER SPARROWS!

Well done Sparrows!





Important dates coming up:

Monday 6th December – Santa’s reindeer (the children can wear a Christmas top or jumper along with their usual uniform on this day).

Thursday 9th December – Christmas stalls, which will be set up on the playground. The children have made some lovely recycled Christmas jigsaw decorations which will be on sale for a great price of just 50p!

Monday 20th December – Christmas Party Day. The children can wear their own party clothes to school for a day of festive fun. Please send in £2 in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class on.





⭐️🎄Christmas Show 🎄⭐️

This is from Ms. Thomas’ newsletter before half term…

‘We are planning for shows in the hall this year, but numbers of parents may be restricted. They will be recorded and posted if this is not possible and we will let you know nearer the time. The provisional date is : Wednesday 15th December 2.15pm for Puffins and Sparrows.’





This week we have been very busy learning about The Three Billy Goats Gruff, addition and subtraction number sentences and looking at toys from the past.

After half term we continue our topic of Traditional Tales and are going on a walk around our local area to look at different types of houses.

We hope you have a lovely half term break and have lots of fun!

Stay safe,
Mrs McGlory, Miss Hunt and Miss Jackson








The Sparrows enjoyed completing Whacky Hair Day and helping to raise money for British Red Cross Liverpool: Refugee Support. Well done Sparrows!

We are also selling poppies for a minimum donation of £1.





The Sparrows had so much fun today carving our little pumpkin. We introduce you to ‘Pumpkin Man’!







We have had another lovely week!

Our ‘How? Wow!’ topic is turning out to be the Sparrows’ favourite topic so far! We have made gloop and looked at materials that dissolve, learned how play dough was invented and much more.

Next week we have an ICE Cats session. The Sparrows will learn how to keep themselves and others safe duing time at school and when at home.

Homework has been set in the portfolio section of Class Dojo.

Have a great weekend!





What a wonderful week! The children have enjoyed learning about We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and even made a narrow and gloomy cave of their own. We have also been practising counting and writing numbers in our Maths lessons, it was so much fun!

Next week our topic changes to How Wow! We will be learning about how things work, how play dough was invented and much more. It will be an exciting week full of exploring, investigating and discussing what we have found.

There are a few jumpers and cardigans left in class with no names on. If one of them belongs to your child, please tell the staff on the door next week. Thanks you.

Have a fantastic weekend!






We have had lots of fun so far this week. The Sparrows have enjoyed acting out We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We even added some musical instruments to make the swirling whirling snowstorm and other excitng noises from the story!





We have had a lovely week of learning and playing. We have learned about our senses and how they work, that we were born in the past and particularly enjoyed learning about everyone’s families.

Reading books will be sent home on Monday. Please ensure that it is sent in daily with your child’s reading record.

Next week we continue our topic of Magical Me, we wil be looking at our school from an aerial view and looking at how we have changed from the past. Thank you for sending in baby pictures, these will be returned next week.

We have a few jumpers/cardigans in class without names in. If your child has not took theirs home today, please let us know on Monday.

Have a fantastic weekend,

Mrs McGlory




“Being a Sparrow is so much fun!”

We have had so much fun playing in class and on the EYFS playground this week. The children have created patterns using natural resources, completed super leaf printing paintings and lots of riding the bikes and scooters!





Fruit Salad




Important information

  • Our PE days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Your child will also come home in their PE kit on a Tuesday, please return this as soon as possible.
  • We come in through the top door on the main playground and pick up is through the Milner Road entrance (middle door on the Reception playground).
  • Please remember that any snacks sent into school should be fruit. Thank you!






It was lovely to meet some of you you this week! We look forward to welcoming you all to our Stay and Play sessions on Monday and Tuesday, in uniform. There will be an opportunity to purchase book bags, water bottles and PE bags afterwards. We do not have a card machine, so please bring cash or cheque.
…and remember to bring them big smiles with you!
Mrs McGlory

Useful Websites 

Bug Club: All children have been allocated books on Bug Club to read. Their individual log in details will be placed in the front of their reading record books.

Purple Mash: Children will have their personal log in details put into their reading record book for Purple Mash. The children all know how to navigate Purple Mash and there are lots of learning resources available. We encourage children to practice logging on and off Purple Mash independently.

Oddizzi: Oddizzi is an e-learning resource and community that immerses children in the real world. There are lots of geography resources available for the children to access at home. Their log in details will be in the front of their reading record books.