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Welcome to Reception

We look forward to getting to know your child and helping them to enjoy their first year at school. Miss O'Connor and Mrs Alton are the Reception class teachers. Mrs Stoner supports us with our learning. 


We follow a wide and varied Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which builds upon and develops each child’s knowledge and skills. Our curriculum is play based and children will learn through a range of child-led and adult-led activities in both our indoor and outdoor spaces. The EYFS has seven areas of learning and development. Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.


 These are the prime areas:

 • communication and language

• physical development

• personal, social and emotional development


The four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.  The specific areas are:

• literacy

• mathematics

 • understanding the world

 • expressive arts and design



Please check our class Dojo pages for regular updates and photographs about what we have been doing in class! If you want to discuss something with us face to face, please do not hesitate to arrange a time to see us.

Welcome back everybody! Please find attached our implementation plan for this half term's topic 'dinosaurs'. We already have a number of dinosaur experts in the class and we are all learning so much! If the children have anything related to our dinosaur topic that they would like to share please send it in.


Also attached is a copy of the sounds we are covering this term. You may wish to recap these with your child during your reading time to support their phonics learning.

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Our first topic of 2023 will be Traditional Tales, the plan above details some of the things we will be covering in class. We are looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday.

Autumn Term B

Hello everyone. We hope you all had a wonderful half term break. The children have made a fantastic start to the new term and we have begun work on our new topic, Celebrations. This week we will be focusing on Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day. The above topic plan details some of the learning we will be covering in class this term.

On Tuesday and Fridays, children may bring something from home to share with the class during 'News Time'. This is an opportunity for children to develop their speaking and listening skills. Children may bring: photographs, things they have made, leaflets from places they have been to or materials related to our topic. On Tuesdays it will be the turn of children in house groups Salusbury and Harrison. On Fridays children in Lloyd and Spencer can bring something to show. This term we would love to see and hear about Celebrations the children have taken part in. If possible, we would love to see photos or drawings of these too.

As ever if you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for your continued support.

Reception Reading Meeting

It was lovely to see so many of you at the reading meeting today. For those of you who couldn't make it or would like to look at the information again, please see the attached PowerPoint.


As ever if you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Miss O'Connor

Autumn Term A

The children have done incredibly well with their full first week at school and we have been enjoying getting to know them a bit more. As we continue our 'All About Me' topic next week, we would love the children to bring in and share photos of their families. See above topic plan for details of what we will be covering in class this half term.

New Parent's Welcome Meeting

It was lovely to see so many of you at the New Parents Welcome meeting this morning. Please see the above PowerPoint which includes all of the key information discussed.

We appreciate that we have bombarded you with a lot of information so please feel free to get in touch should you have any further questions.

We look forward to seeing you again at the 'Stay and Play' sessions. 
Enjoy the sunshine,

The EYFS Team