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Welcome to our Reception class page!

On this web page we will be putting lots of information about all the exciting things we will be doing this year. Remember to keep in touch with us through Class dojo were regular updates of what is going on in class will be shared. 

 Mrs Southern - Class Teacher

Mrs Fairclough - Nursery Nurse


The early years curriculum is based on learning through exploration and play.

There are a number of ways you can help your child to learn and make progress:

  • Always be on time.
  • Good attendance
  • Home reading
  • Point out numbers and letters in the environment. 
  • count at every opportunity
  • Talk to your child about the world around them.
  • Ask your child what he / she has been doing in school.


Parental Involvement

We believe that parents and / or carers play a vital role in their child’s education. We will support your efforts at home and provide opportunities for you to engage in your child’s education in school.


Reading at home 

Reading can be a special time for you and your child. Research has shown that reading for as little as 5 or 10 minutes each day can help support your child’s educational development. 

Please continue all of the hard work you have been doing at home ensuring that your child is reading their school reading book every night. Please remember to use the Phase 2 phonics actions and robot arms to help your child blend and segment the words they are reading and encourage them to memorise the high frequency words that they encounter in most books (the, no, he, she, go, etc.)


RM Easimaths

All children have their own log in details for RM maths and can access this from home. Please remember 5/10 minutes is enough time and children do not need to spend extended amounts of time on this. 


Some useful information for the year ahead:


  • Children will need a labelled P.E. kit in school with them each Monday morning. This consists of a pair of blue shorts, a white t-shirt and black pumps. Please make sure that this is in a named drawstring bag.
  • Snack money is £1.00 per week.
  • Children need to bring their book bags to school on a daily basis. 

Fundamental British Values


The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are already implicitly embedded in the 2014 Early Years Foundation Stage. 

In Reception we strive to set the foundations of fundamental British values in a way that is relevant to their age and stage of development.


  • We teach children to be kind and respectful of others;
  • We teach children about the world around them and use the seasons, weather, British special days, etc. to plan meaningful learning experiences;
  • We teach children to be part of their local community;
  • We plan to celebrate festivals and mark special days from the world around us;
  • We teach the children about compromise – that some of us believe one thing and some of us believe something different, but we can all play together in the same  classroom and respect each other;
  • We teach children to work together.  We provide them with projects that involve everyone in the class.  We plan group activities where children learn to listen, take turns and value contributions from each other.
  • We teach children about the world in which they live – the world on their doorstep and the wider world;
  • We teach children to listen to and respect each other.