Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Joining Reception

Welcome to Reception

Your child’s time in Reception will be organised so that they can choose from a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and complete tasks. This is also known as Continuous Provision. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in small and large group activities led by the teachers which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others. We want the transition for your child into our Reception phase to be as smooth as possible, and therefore will do what we can to ensure they are ready for school and ready to learn whilst feeling confident and comfortable in our school environment. This includes visits to the academy prior to starting with us in September. 

Our class teachers are Mr Walker and Miss White
Our teaching assistants are  Miss Gill and Miss Lowe

We look forward to sharing all our new and exciting news with you about all the fantastic things that happen in our Reception Classes!

Within Reception we encourage children to engage in a range of play activities which help the children to make progress in each of these key areas of learning and development:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development

What have we been learning about?

Reception have been learning all about growth and change this half term. We have been creating story maps about Jaspers Beanstalk and text maps for growing a plant. We really enjoyed learning about the Hungry Caterpillar story and using it to write explanation texts about a life cycle of a butterfly. We’ve also continued to work through our Letters and Sounds scheme to develop and improve our reading and writing skills. As part of our topic on Growth and Change we have been getting ‘green fingered’ by taking part in lots of planting and gardening in our outdoor area. We are especially proud of our new greenhouse that we have set up ourselves to grow vegetables such as sweetcorn, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and peas. We are really looking forward to trying these vegetables when they are fully grown. During our topic we’ve had some special visitors in Reception, some caterpillars have come to stay and have now transformed into beautiful butterflies. We have really enjoyed watching the process and can’t believe our caterpillars are all grown up.  As well as looking at the life-cycle of a butterfly we have also looked at the growth of ourselves. We’ve learnt so much about our bodies and this was helped by a visit from Mum who brought in her baby, We had lots of questions to ask and learnt lots about babies and how we develop.