Welcome to Reception

Here at Countess Wear Community School, the Reception team work closely with Nursery staff to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). As a Foundation Stage team we aim to provide a caring, stimulating and responsive learning environment  to be able to meet the needs of each individual child.

Our aim is to allow children to develop the confidence, initiative and engagement so they can 'be the best they can be' and the EYFS is the perfect tool to enable us to do this. Through a balance of carefully planned teaching moments along with highly-skilled practitioners, we are able to orchestrate a rich and ever-evolving learning environment that responds to our childrens wonders and interests.

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. It acts as a shared tool whereby you can upload special milestones and occasions in your child's life, creating a fuller and more holistic view of the rapid growth of your child until they reach the end of the Foundation Stage.
Meet the Team
  • Mrs T Axe

    Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs E Jeffery

    Senior Practitioner

  • Miss L Paton

    Class Teacher

  • Mrs L Hayward

    Class Teacher

  • Mrs L Short

    Class Teacher/EYFS Lead

    Hi, I'm Mrs Short and I have been a teacher for ten years now. I love being outside with my family, exploring new places whilst eating lots of ice-creams! My favourite colour is Purple and my favourite animals are Monkeys. I wonder what your favourite animal is?

Forest School

We are lucky to have frequent 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 named pair of wellington boots, to be kept in school where possible.

We use Letters and Sounds to deliver daily phonics learning opportunities. Letters and Sounds helps practitioners to build children's speaking and listening skills as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and awareness. For more information about this, please click on the following link...