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Kidgate Primary Academy

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’


Welcome to Reception...

We are the youngest children at Kidgate and we all work together in Foundation Stage with

Mrs Maltman, Miss Skipworth, Miss Barber, Mrs Richardson and Mrs Hollidge.


Keep visiting this page to see how we learn and the exciting new things we will be discovering!


We have been talking about our senses this week. The children have enjoyed listening games, smelly pot activities, describing the food that we taste, exploring textures and discussing all the wonderful things we can see. We have also talked about how some people may not be able to use one of their senses, and different ways we can help them. We learnt some signing in makaton, talked about the importance of guide dogs and how some people use braille to read.

Printing with harvested fruit and vegetables...

We have harvested apples from our school garden and used them to make delicious apple pies in the Kidgate Kitchen. Yum yum!

We have been using fruit and vegetables to make self-portraits, in the style of the Italian artist Arcimboldo.


What a fantastic start to the new academic year it has been in the EYFS. The children in Reception have settled in beautifully. The children are happy and confident in their new environment, and making lots of new friends.

This half term the project is 'All About Me'. The children have been taking part in a variety of activities exploring themselves, their homes and families.

The children have particularly enjoyed role playing in the home corner, strengthening the muscles in their hands with 'funky fingers' activities and exploring in our outdoor classroom…

Mathematics in the Early Years at Kidgate


Here is a link to a page with helpful videos to support your child’s learning. It contains a video to help with the pronunciation of the pure sounds, top tips video and how to blend. We hope you find them helpful.


Small Talk Website

The site is designed to help you develop the confidence and skills you need to boost your child’s language skills at home.




Here are some helpful videos to support your child on their maths journey.


Here is a website with many games to support your child’s learning


More maths videos to support counting