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Welcome to Reception!

We are the Reception children and are 4 and 5 years old.  We are very lucky to have fantastic indoor and outdoor provision. We work closely with our friends in Nursery.

Staff working in Reception

​Miss Taylor

Mrs Dodd

Mrs Hardwick

Miss Miller

Miss Parker



Half-termly newsletters and  ‘Helping your child to learn at home’ leaflets outline the learning that is taking place each half term across the different areas of learning and topics.


Weekly phonics homework – oral initially, then written.


We ask parents to help their child to practice their counting skills on a daily basis.  The ‘Helping at home’ leaflet will explain what we’d like you to practice at home in detail.  Some weeks we may also include written work to complete.


Reading books – We ask parents to read at home every night with their child.  It’s fine to read the same home reading book more than once.


Parental Involvement

Each half term parents are invited into our classrooms for a shared session.  We run a morning and afternoon shared session each half term.  Letters are sent out separately advertising the dates and times.


Autumn 1 - Curriculum meeting with parents/carers


Autumn 2 – Shared reading session


Spring 1 – Shared maths session


Spring 2 - Shared phonics session


Summer 1 - Shared outdoor learning session


Summer 2 – Reception celebration


During each term, we hold regular pop-in sessions for parents to come into the classroom to look at our fabulous displays and children’s learning journeys.


​P.E. Days

P.E. days are subject to change. Please make sure your child always has their kit in school. Kits will be sent home at half term for a wash!


Topics covered in Reception

Autumn Term

Is everybody's home the same?

How can we help Cinderella have a ball?


Spring Term

Why is it always cold in Winter?

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are?


Summer Term

Was it once upon a mixed up time?

How do we make sense of the world?



Acorn Farm to see Father Christmas.