Welcome to Reception

Reception Team (Introduction Letter)

Updated: 06/09/2023 402 KB

Introducing you to our wonderful Reception Team, Miss Wild (Teacher) and Miss Smith (TA).

Reception Learning Wall 

Information for Reception Parents

Updated: 06/09/2023 413 KB

In the Early Years Foundation Stage

In Reception our learning is derived from the children's interests. When your child enters Foundation Stage they will have submitted a list of their personal interests, which are taken into consideration and used  as a basis to create a child-led curriculum. Within that curriculum, there are a number of areas of learning


CL - Communication and Language

L - Literacy

M - Mathematics

PD - Physical Development

EAD - Expressive Arts and Design

UW - Understanding the World

PSED - Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Children will be assessed, through play and observations, against these areas throughout their first year in school.

What To Expect in the EYFS: A Guide for Parents

Communication via Class Dojo

 Please ensure if your child is a member of Reception you have joined us on Class Dojo where I will keep you up to date with our latest adventures, send reminders and share key information throughout the year. You will also be able to contact me via this platform if required also. If you need to contact us for anything which is important, please contact the school office as Dojo is not always monitored throughout the day.

Reception Long Term Overview

Updated: 06/09/2023 235 KB

Reception PSHE Overview

Updated: 27/04/2023 168 KB

Reception Physical Education Overview

Updated: 06/09/2023 449 KB


Our Chosen Phonics Scheme

Essential Letters and Sounds teaches children how to read, quickly!
 It does this through consistent lesson structure, resources and  language. Minimising cognitive load and increasing the children's success.



ELS Parent Letter

Updated: 27/04/2023 195 KB

What is Essential Letters and Sounds?

ELS Sound Mats, Mnemonics and Rhymes

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Our Chosen Reading Scheme

For our earliest readers, starting their reading journey we use fully decodable readers from Oxford University Press. We have over 100 fiction and non‑fiction books, with beautiful artwork, humour and characters that children love, and books and topics that the children really want to read. The books are carefully matched to the phonics being taught within school and complement the reading stage your child is at providing challenge and reinforcement that works in partnership with the learning taking place within school.

Literacy in Reception

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Number in Reception

Updated: 27/04/2023 1014 KB

Reception White Rose Maths Overview

Updated: 06/09/2023 137 KB

Our Year So Far...