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This half term our topic is 'People who help us'; we will be discovering more about people who help us in our lives such as Doctors, Dentists, Police Officers and Bus drivers. The children will be encouraged to lead their own learning by telling us what they would like to find out about and the activities they would like to be involved in. We will make sure that we plan for their ideas so that they are really engaged in their learning through play-based activities. We are also looking forward to inviting some people who help us into school to talk to us about their jobs and answer any questions that the children have. 


This half term we will also be focusing on your child's transition to year 1; this will be done sensitively during our circle times so that your child feels happy and confident about moving to their new class in September. There will also be two designated 'next year ready' weeks, when the children will spend every morning with their new year 1 teacher. Our aim is to ensure that their transition to year 1 is as smooth as possible. 


If you have any concerns, however small they may seem, please come and talk to us about these during open registration time or after school so that we can address them and put your mind at rest. Working alongside you  means that we can work together to ensure that your children are happy, settled, confident and achieving their full potential. If  you wish to make an appointment at any time then we can happily arrange this.


Please make sure that you check your child's Tapestry online learning journal regularly to find out more about their learning; Tapestry will also inform you of your child's next steps in learning and of how you can help them with these at home. In addition it will provide you with phonics updates and ideas for supporting your child with phonics and reading at home.



The Reception Team


Please scroll down to click on our Parents/Carers guide to the Early Years Curriculum.



Meet the Reception Team

The Reception Team consists of:


Mrs. Llewellyn - Deputy Head Teacher, EYFS Team Leader, Class Teacher


Mrs. Mitchell- Class Teacher


Mrs Wait - Class Teacher


Mrs Galloway - Class Teacher


Mrs. Buckland - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Lamming - Intervention Teaching Assistant


Mrs Weeden - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Kershaw - Teaching Assistant












Look at the fun we have in Reception!

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Newsletters - find out about the fun we will be having through learning this half term