Welcome to Reception!

This term we are taking a closer look at the changes in our natural environment and the weather patterns it brings. We will also be exploring woodland animals and their habitats and of course exercising our curiosity and excitement within the learning environment and following the children’s interests. Nearer the end of term we will be practising our performance skills ready for our Nativity with Nursery.

For more information on  the EYFS Curriculum click here
As a way of sharing moments of your child's learning throughout the week, we use a Digital Learning Platform called Tapestry. Tapestry creates an online learning journal where you will find photos, updates and assessments of your child's continuous learning. 

Forest School

We are lucky to have access to our fabulous Forest School. The Reception children visit the Forest twice a week where we are able to explore a range of activities such as cooking, using tools, building and scavenging. We provide all children with a waterproof coat and trousers. Please supply your child with a name pair of wellington boots, to be kept in school where possible. 



Autumn Term Events

  • November 15th - Open morning for Reception children 2019 starters 
  • November 26th - Theatre Alibi   (evening performance)
  • November 30th - Decoration afternoon for parents
  • December 4th and 5th 2.15pm - Nativity performance
  • December 7th 2-4pm - Christmas Farmers Market 
  • December 12th am - Pantomime trip with the whole school
  • December 19th - Christmas lunch
  • January 8th 2019 - Return to school
Meet the Reception Team...
Class teacher - Mrs Short
Teaching Assistant/ EAL co-ordinator  Mrs Brayley
Senior Practitioner - Mrs Foster
Teaching Assistant - Miss Kirby
We use the Read Write Inc scheme as the children become ready to hear, recognise and form separate letters. The Read Write Inc. phonics scheme provides a cohesive and creative approach to teaching children to read and write.
 Below is a video of 5 year-old Sylvie demonstrating how to pronounce pure sounds.