Welcome to our Reception class page! We are really looking forward to welcoming the pupils into our setting. We have lots of exciting opportunities planned to build up the children’s love of learning and for you to see what we get up to!  

Our Reception environment is designed to capture the imagination of our pupils and encourage exploration to develop curiosity. We encourage children to develop independence and confidence within a safe and friendly atmosphere. We strive for children to have a positive growth mind set towards their learning, for them to internalise motivation, challenge themselves and feel proud of their successes.  

Our Reception team are here to support your child to fly high in their first year of school and achieve their goals.

Our Team
Miss Addison – EYFS Lead
Miss Tiller – Class Teacher
Mrs Martin – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Percival – Learning Support Assistant
Miss Sunley – High Needs Support Assistant
What will we be learning?

Autumn Term

Parent pop in 10th October 2023- click here to see the Phonics and Reading information shared.

In the autumn term our main focus is settling the children in to school routines and building positive relationships with adults and their peers.

We develop confidence and resilience through our focus on books such as Giraffes Can’t Dance and Colour Monster.

We also celebrate being unique through our Elmer topic. The children have lots of opportunity to develop their gross motor skills by exploring the outdoor areas and experiences include Bikeability and Forest Schools.  

Other things to look forward to are…

-Little Wandle phonics

-Early maths exploration

-Musical instruments

-Toast and bread making

-Role play and dancing on the stage

-Fundamental and ball skills in PE

-Core skills and Yoga

-Craft and mark making

-Religious festivals and celebrations  

Please see the link below for our Reception Curriculum map

Reception Curriculum Map

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How can I support my child at home?

We will set a weekly phonics homework sheet on Tapestry that mirrors our teaching in school. This is not compulsory but is there if you would like to access our phonics learning at home.

We also ask you to give your child lots of opportunities to practise getting dressed independently, ready for our PE sessions.

Reading at home

All pupils have a reading folder, containing a reading book and a reading record.

If possible, we would like all children to read at home, at least 3 times per week.

Please ensure the children bring in their reading folder with their reading record and book every day.

Reading Records

These should be used by parents and pupils to capture the individual child’s reading journey. When you hear your child read, please record this in the reading record. 

For more information on how to support reading at home, please click here:

 ‘7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home’.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you would like to make an appointment, please contact the school office.