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Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception 2021-2022


In Reception we love to learn and play! We have lots of different areas that we can explore and we like to challenge ourselves with our mini-me challenges. We have very high expectations and are striving to meet the Early Learning Goals. This includes writing super sentences, learning our numbers, counting and reading a book. We have daily phonics sessions where we learn the sounds of the letters and use actions to support our learning.


The staff who help us to learn and challenge ourselves are:


If you wish to contact us then please do so via the emails below and we will respond during school hours. Many thanks!


Just some of the exciting areas to choose from in Reception

Long Term Curriculum Plan

Our long term curriculum plan will be developed throughout the year to reflect the needs and interests of the children we are working with. Therefore the plan may change over the year. 

Important things to remember as your child starts school

  • School starts at 8.45am
  • School ends at   3.05pm
  • Ash class (Mrs Thompson's class) is to be dropped off and collected from the Year 1 playground.
  • Elm class (Miss Laxton's class) is to be dropped off and collected outside the Reception garden on the Yr 3/4 playground.


Here are some helpful teacher tips; 

  • Send your child to school in their full school uniform except on P.E days.
  • Make sure your child brings their named water bottle into school every day and we will send it home each day to be washed.
  • Do not send any extra items or resources into school with your child.
  • Talk to your child about the importance of hand washing.


Reading in Reception

Our significant author is: Julia Donaldson

Our class groups are named after the books above, but we read lots of other stories written by Julia Donaldson that link to our topics across the year.

We use VIPERS to help us answer a range of different questions about a text.

We aim for children to be able to read and write all of these words by the end of Reception.

Click on the picture to watch this video.


Useful information and websites

Parents Guide to Tapestry (Our On-line Learning Journey). Please see the document attached with information about how to access Tapestry so you can receive and send observations to school.

Early Years Assessment Criteria

Information from our Literacy and Maths meeting