The year in Reception is a fun and exciting time in your child’s education. During the year the children have endless opportunities to learn and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in all curriculum areas. We aim to do this using a balance of teacher directed and child initiated learning within our safe and stimulating learning environments both indoors and outdoors.

Reception is a milestone in your child’s education as they start to come to school full time. We aim to work closely with children’s families to make this transition to full time schooling as calm and settling for the children as possible.
Our team consists of: Mrs McLaughlin (Assistant Headteacher and Year Leader), Mrs Hari (Class Teacher), Mrs Murray (Class Teacher), Mrs Szasz (Class Teacher) and Mrs Belcher (School Direct).

The Curriculum we follow is the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which children start in Nursery and continue in Reception. There are 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

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

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The children learn through planned play activities as well as adult led small group and some whole class carpet sessions. They are encouraged to experience a wide range of resources, both inside and outdoors, that will help them acquire the skills necessary for the early stages of reading, writing and mathematics.

Activities to try at home

Below is a list of activities online that you can try with your child at home: – specifically ‘Gumball Maths’

Newsletters and other information:

First 100 High Frequency Words

Download prompt sheets and a copy of the phonics presentation here:

Phonics Presentation

Phase 2 GPCs

Phase 2 Parents

Phase 2 Words Parents

Phase 3 GPCs

Phase 3 Parents

Phase 3 Words Parents

Phase 4 Parents

Phase 4 Words Parents

October Half Term Activities

Colour by shapes worksheet

Halloween counting sheet

Letter formation worksheet

Maths cards worksheet