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Welcome to Reception


Reception is a wonderful place to be, whether you are a Panda or a Giraffe.

Come and join Mrs Green and Mrs Lansdown and our wonderful teaching assistants Miss Speed, Miss Hutchings, Mrs Williams, Miss Wyld and all of the children to see what fun we have as we learn together!


To finish our topic we have been thinking about 'people who help us' our Mummies and Daddies have become teachers and told us all about their exciting jobs.  We have had a lovely time learning how they help others.

Jessica's Daddy visited us to tell us what life is like as a Firefighter.  He had planned to bring his fire engine too, but it was called away TWICE  to deal with emergencies.  He showed us his special uniform and Mrs Williams had a chance to dress up!  We are keeping our fingers crossed that the fire engine can come another day.


We had an amazing visit from the police officers and their horses. Thank you to Henry's mum PC Harber and her friend PC Hyde

We were lucky to have so many parents visiting us to tell us about the important jobs they do to help people

We loved seeing our chicks hatch and grow

We made origami flowers and created a rainforest scene for Take One Picture week


An Author Visit


We were lucky enough to have a visit from the childrens author Zehra Hicks.  She explained to us how she became an author and how she starts to write her wonderful stories. We loved listening to her read two of her newest tales. 

We think being an author sounds fantastic- we’re looking forward to having a go at writing our own traditional tales next term!




It’s been a chilly spring term, but we love being outside!

We had Mehndi patterns on our hands to celebrate Diwali




 We are really enjoying our time together in reception.

The children have started to learn all of our rules and routines and we're having great fun making new friends.

Take a look at our photographs to see what fun we've been having. smiley

Our week in reception

Inside Reception

Our Curriculum


In Reception we follow the EYFS Framework.

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. 


During the year your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.


Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

  • Personal, social and emotional development.


These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.


As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design


These 7 areas are what we use to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is similar to a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but is suitable for very young children and is designed to be  flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.


We have planned our curriculum to cover all areas of the EYFS Framework in half termly topics. Please see our curriculum plan for this coming year.


Reception Curriculum 2017-2018

Parental Support


In Reception we are extremely thankful to the support we receive from parents and we understand you are keen to discover more about your child's learning and what a typical day at school involves.  Please speak to Mrs Green or Mrs Lansdown if you would like to visit us one morning to see what we do!

Reception Parents Information Evening


It was lovely to meet so many parents at our information evening last week.  We hope you now know a little more about what we do in school.

We have attached the PowerPoint for your information.

Home Learning


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