Gambol and Japes

Welcome to Gambol and Japes class. We are 4 and 5 years old in our first year at Lanesend Primary School. We would love to share with you our favourite things to do at school.

“We love reading stories especially silly ones. Our favourite is Aliens Love Underpants” (Dylan and River, aged 4 and 5).
“We can make lots of models. There are Lego and soft bricks and junk modelling, and when you finish it you can put it on the table and write a label so that everyone knows it is yours” (Barnaby, aged 4).
“The playdough table has all sorts of things so you can make cakes and butterflies and whatever you feel like making. I’ve just made a ring” (Lola, aged 4).
“I like going on bug hunts with my friends. I have found spiders, centipedes, ladybirds, woodlice. We’re waiting for some birds to lay some eggs in our bird house too so we can watch them hatch” (Liam, aged 5).
“My favourite thing has been learning about Dinosaurs. One came to visit us” (Thomas, aged 4).

If you would like to see what else we have been up to, you can visit our class blog which has lots of pictures.



Teacher - Miss Wren

LSA's - Mrs Richmond, Mrs Domoney, Miss Westmore


Reception - Curriculum Overview - Autumn 2017

Reception - Home Learning Grid - Autumn 2017

Reception - Handbook Part 1

Reception - Handbook Part 2


Welcome Meeting presentation for new intake 2017

Useful Websites

Tapestry Link:

A background on childrens' early writing

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