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Welcome to Reception

Nurturing bright futures 

Respect    Responsibility   Resilience  


Meet The Team


Mrs Acton - RP EYFS leader and Class Teacher

Mrs Thompson - RP Teaching Assistant
Mrs Nowosad - RG Class Teacher Monday-Wednesday

Mrs Dickson - RG Class Teacher Thursday-Friday

Mrs Taylor - RG Teaching Assistant



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Welcome to Reception, we are Mrs Acton (RP) and Mrs Nowosad and Mrs Dickson (RG). We are very excited to be a part of your child's early learning journey.  The work outlined on our class pages will be updated each half term and this will inform you about what your child will be learning in school.

General Information

Drop off and pick up

Reception children are to be dropped off between 8:40-8:50am and collected at 3:20pm.


All children are entitled to a free school lunch. Every morning children choose what they are going to eat. They have a choice from a meat or vegetarian meal, jacket potato or a sandwich (Tuesday and Thursday only). All served with a pudding choice of the day or fruit or yoghurt. There is also a daily salad cart that the children can access. 

Water Bottles and Snacks
Children can bring their own water bottles into school to help keep them hydrated throughout the day. Children will be offered fruit and milk throughout the day. 

Incentives: Positively Reinforcing Good Behaviour

Based on the principle/expectation that good behaviour will be the expected norm, teachers, support staff and the school’s management structures will have a range of formal and informal methods of reinforcing good behaviour. We have a range of school-wide means of rewards which can be used and applied to children following any of our school rules in all areas of school.

Star Child of the Week

Star Child Certificates and stickers are presented to 2 children (1 girl, 1 boy) on a Friday during celebrations assembly. An award is earned by a pupil who has stood out that week for either their work, behaviour or upholding the values of the school. The teacher will explain clearly why that child has been chosen. The child will receive a certificate which is taken home to parents and a sticker to wear during the day.

Headteacher’s Awards

Children can receive a Headteacher’s Award for an excellent standard of work or when a pupil has improved their work considerably. A sticker is placed on the child’s work and another for them to wear throughout the day. The headteacher also has postcards which can be sent home to parents as a surprise.

Attendance Award

 Children who have 100% attendance in a term will be presented with an attendance badge during the end of term celebrations assembly.

Termly Awards

At the end of each term, a Child of Excellence award will be presented in assembly to celebrate a child who has consistently demonstrated the schools core values.


Your child will need a P.E kit in school. Please send in a named PE kit for your child to get changed in to. They will need pumps, t-shirt and shorts. PE kits stay in school and will be sent home at the end of each half term. P.E is every Friday.

Home Learning

Every Friday a piece of home learning will be set on Seesaw. Please see your child's class teacher if you are unsure of your child's log in. 

Reading Books 

Your child will be bringing home a folder labelled Phonics Homework, in this there will be a 'Book Bag Book'. These will be sent home once your child has learnt the set 1 sounds and is able to blend with these sounds. Please support your child with this by writing in their diary so we know they have read or shared a book with you. Our school expectation is that you read with your child three times per week. Please write the title of the book and sign your name to indicate they have read/shared a book. They will also have a library book. The children will access the library once a week on either a Thursday or a Friday. 


Please ensure your child's reading book is in their bag every day.

Read Write Inc Sound Pronunciation

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Please find a video of how to pronounce the set 1 sounds.

Summer Term

This half term the children will be learning about growing, aspirations and London. We will explore texts such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Jaspers Beanstalk, Handa's surprise, Supertato, When I grow up, You Choose and All aboard the London bus. After half term we will also learn about different animals including dinosaurs, mini beasts and sea creatures and will learn about Summer. We will look at a variety of different stories and non-fiction books including Katie and the Sunflowers, Dinosaurs love underpants, Mad about minibeasts, The Hungry Caterpillar, The snail and the Whale and If Sharks disappear.


The children will continue to have access to the indoor and outdoor environment. As the weather will hopefully begin to get warmer can you please ensure that your child has a sunhat and is wearing sun cream before coming to school. 


In Maths we will be following the White Rose Maths Scheme, and we will be learning to build numbers to 20. We will practise counting beyond 20. We will then move on to addition and taking away. We will develop our shape knowledge looking using shapes to make shape pictures and other shapes.  We will then learn to share and group and learn about doubling. We will identify, create and explore patterns. Finally we will learn to visualise, map and describe positions.  


Every Monday afternoon the children are also fortunate enough to be able to take part in a Drama Tots session. Drama Tots provides award-winning drama, music and imaginative play classes for children and combines music, movement and creative play. The children also use a fantastic range of props, puppets and instruments to bring the adventures to life. Each week there is a different theme. 


In PE the children will continue to be getting changed and learn to become more independent. We will be completing two units of work, enjoy a ball and athletics. We will be developing skills including throwing, kicking, and catching, moving around in different ways. The children will learn to negotiate space and obstacles safely. We will also be busy preparing for our sports day races and learning how to be part of a team.