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Welcome to the Reception page; we hope you have had a wonderful Christmas with your children and we wish you all a very happy New Year. 


This half term our topic is 'Animals of the World'; we have lots of exciting activities planned around this topic and will also be asking the children for their ideas so that we can follow their interests. Our role play areas will be changed to reflect our new topic and the children will be helping us to plan and prepare these. Please have a look at our Topic plan which will show you how and what the children will be learning. If you would like to find out more about this topic, then please talk to a member of the team who will be happy to explain it to you.  


During the first week of this half term, a newsletter will be sent home to you via parent mail which will provide you with more detailed information - this will also be posted below for your convenience and copies will be displayed in both classroom windows. 


We have an open-door policy in Reception; you are invited to come inside for 'open registration' every morning and join in with an activity with your child until we signal that it is time to leave (8.40am - 8.55 am).  This is the perfect opportunity to approach a member of the team if there is anything you would like to share with them, however small this may seem. 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 to discuss any concerns you may have with your child's teacher, then we can happily arrange this. 


Please continue to use Tapestry to follow the super learning, play and fun that your child has been involved in at school. Tapestry will also inform you of your child's next steps in learning and how you can help them with these at home; working in partnership with you will ensure that your child makes the best progress possible.


We are looking forward to an exciting half term ahead with lots of learning and fun along the way. 


Thank you for your support,


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 Leader, Class Teacher


Mrs. Mitchell- Class Teacher


Mrs Wait - Class Teacher


Mrs. Buckland - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Lamming - Intervention Teaching Assistant


Mrs Weeden - Teaching Assistant


Miss Heslop - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Gill - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Kershaw - Teaching Assistant





Our Curriculum - What will your child learn this term? Have a look at our Topic Plan to find out more.

Our 30 years of the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of a Child celebration morning

Our 30 years of the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of a Child celebration morning 1

We had such a fun morning celebrating 30 years of the UNCRC. We looked at:

Article 24- You have the right to medical care if you are poorly. We had first aid kits, bandages and plasters and helped to look after our friends.

Article 31- You have the right to play. We all played in the classroom with our friends.

Article 27- You have the right to be healthy. We did extra 'Fit for Learning' exercises and made delicious fruit kebabs for our snack.

Article 13- You have the right to be listened to. We had a lovely circle time where all of the children chose what they wanted to share with their group.

We all dressed in rainbow colours for the day and made a super rainbow out of ourselves. 

Our class charters

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