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Welcome to our class!

In Reception we have lots of fun learning through play! We love to spend time outside talking about the world around us and learning about how things change. There are many interactive and practical activities for us in Reception as we learn through exciting first hand experiences. We love to show our creativity through role play, art and music. Our adults are always providing new ways that we can develop our interests whatever these may be! 

Each day we have Phonics and Maths lessons on the carpet with our teacher. We are busy learning and using brand new sounds to help us with our early reading skills. The phonics monsters help us too! There are many opportunities for us to develop our communication and language in Reception such as circle times, role play and acting out stories. 

The Reception Team

We have two class teachers: Mrs Hobson on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Mullen on a Thursday and Friday. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Culley who is in Reception full time and Mrs Denman (part time). They are always there to ensure we are safe and happy at school and have many new activities planned for us! 

Areas of Learning 

Our learning is broken up into the following areas:

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Specific Areas



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design 

Our Exciting Projects!  

Like the other classes in our school we also follow the Cornerstones Curriculum supported by continuous provision and enhancements to play opportunities. This year we have a super selection of interesting projects to development our learning in all areas! 

Term 1 Me and My Community                   

Term 2 Once Upon a Time          

Term 3 Starry Night

Term 4 Big Wide World                                   

Term 5 Let's Explore                     

Term 6 Sunshine and Sunflowers

Keep checking our Gallery, Tapestry and Social Media accounts for photographs of our exciting activities! 

During the first half of the autumn term we are going to be busy learning our new school routines, building friendships and finding out about the people in our community who help us both in and out of school. Our kindness and confidence will flourish as we talk about what makes ourselves and others special. We will also be putting on our boots and discovering the changing world around us as we explore the season of autumn. 


Recording our Learning

Each child in Reception has an online Learning Journey through Tapestry. This is where their learning is recorded and we love sharing photographs and comments with our parents!

At the end of their year in Reception children are assessed within the areas of learning listed above and judgements are made based on our staff's knowledge of your child and the evidence in their Learning Journey. We therefore encourage parents to contribute to their child's Tapestry too to show us what their child has been doing and saying at home. If you would like some ideas of what to add or have any problems we are happy to help! 



Photo Gallery

Look back through our gallery to view some of the exciting activities that we do in our class.

Click below to see the exciting learning we have planned for this half term: