After meeting all the children during home visits and finding out about some of their interests, they begin the exciting Reception year. During the first half term in Reception, we concentrate on settling the children in, helping them to make new friends and learn the rules and routines of school.  We provide an environment which allows the children to play and explore following their own interests and the staff support the children in accessing all the different areas in the classroom and outdoor spaces.  These areas include creative, small world, physical, construction, writing, maths and role play.  


After the first half term we begin to introduce reading books and words.  We also begin a daily phonics session where children learn the letter sounds through games, songs and activities.  We also begin daily magic maths sessions to develop the children's understanding of number, shapes, space and measure.  


During the spring and summer term the children continue to learn through play with the staff moving their learning on through support and quality interactions.  Phonics and Magic Maths sessions continue at the developing level of the children.



Mrs J Brett & Mrs D Hill

Robins Class Teachers

Mrs E Bennett & Mrs H James

Owls Class Teachers

Mrs J Belsham, Mrs J Sharp,

Ms Y Lambert, Ms A Munson & 

Mr A Latham


Mrs A Campbell


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