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Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception 2020-2021


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 follow Letters and Sounds and also use Jolly Phonics 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!


Important things to remember as your child starts school

  • School starts at 8.45am
  • School ends at 2.45pm
  • 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.




We have put lots of measures in place to keep your children safe in school and here are some things that you can do to help:

  • Send your child to school in their school uniform except on PE 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 resources into school with your child, just their purple school book bag.
  • Talk to your child about the importance of hand washing.
  • Make sure just one adult drops off/collects your child at school.
  • Please adhere to social distancing whilst on the school grounds.


Reading in Reception

Our significant author is: Julia Donaldson

Our class groups are named after the books above, but we read lots others 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.

We be learning these Phase 2 and Phase 3 graphemes . Can you practice reading and writing them?

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

Look at the amazing things we have been doing in Reception!

Fun Maths activities

Being creative and exploring materials

Reading and writing