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Welcome to the Reception Class Webpage 

On this page you will find lots of information about the staff, the children and the learning in Reception. There are usually photos of the children busy learning and some links to other websites which you may find useful. 


Miss Collins is the Reception teacher at Dunster First School. 

Mrs Payne teaches the children most Tuesdays. 

Support assistants are Mrs Nicholls, Mrs Redman and Mrs Evans. 

During their time in Reception, the children spend most of their days learning through play and by exploring the world around them.


We are always very busy in our classroom and outside in the local environment. Scroll down to find out what we have been up to. 



Ooh Arrrr!

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We made Mrs Philp walk the plank!

This morning we had fun in the field! 

Racing... the main event!

Dunster Beach Trip July 2021

Pasty dinner time

Miss Collins made sure we ate our pasties the Cornish way... no knives and forks needed. 

Fire safety

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We watched Frances the Firefly and learned this rhyme to help us remember to be safe.

Fire Fighter Play

The guinea pigs are back!

A Walk in the Woods

Caterpillar Kebabs 🐛

Outdoor Learning 15th March 2021

And we’re back...!

Everyone is so pleased to be back at school together! 
8th March 2021 

This is a slide show of just a few of the photos I have had from you all while you have been busy learning at home. You will see children making, writing, counting, measuring and dancing. You have all done so well and should be really proud of yourselves. I am proud of every one of you! 

Next week we will all be back at school, learning together again. I can't wait!

See you all on Monday, 

Love from Miss Collins  

Science- floating and sinking


"CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" by Justin Timberlake

Put the music on and remember the moves!

Number Christmas Trees

Soapy snowy fun!

Busy outside... have a look through the slideshow

Elf Day! Look how busy the Reception elves were...

Some things we will be busy with this week...

Snoring Dormouse

Don't worry, he's okay! He's just sleeping. When Dormice hibernate, they sleep in nests beneath the leaves. This little chap was picked up, and still didn’t wake. If you listen carefully, you can hear him snoring...

Run-away animals...

Maths- some measuring and counting

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Outdoor learning on a windy Autumn day


Outdoor Learning- Making Harvest Crowns