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Welcome to Reception!

Here you will find out about all of the amazing things we do in Reception.

                                    Meet the team!


Mrs Sutton             Mr Kriehn

Beech Class Teacher                            Chestnut Class Teacher



Mrs McKenna       Mrs Arnett         Mrs Mason

                                   HLTA                        HLTA/Chestnut Teaching Assistant   Beech Teaching Assistant     


If you wish to contact us via email, please use the address below and we will contact you at the earliest opportunity within school opening hours. Thank you




Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage or EYFS

Dates for your diary ............

Parents Evening - Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October

Training Days - Friday 23rd November (Whole school closed)

                         Monday 26th November (Reception and Nursery closed only)


Term 1 - Why Am I Special?

This term we will be getting to know each other through our ‘All About Me’ topic. Through this topic the children will be exploring what makes us special. We will be looking at our growing bodies and our senses, keeping healthy, our homes, the people who care for us, and our feelings and emotions. As with all our curricular activities, the children could take the topic in any direction. Shortly, we will be sending home a 'special bag' for your child to fill with their interests and photographs of their family which they will share with their key worker group. We are looking forward to learning all about ourselves and each other. You can help at home by talking to your child about what makes them special such as family traditions, their interests and what makes them unique.  

Ollie Owl is our class friend. One child is chosen each week as the 'Person of the Week'. This might be for super work or excellent behaviour or amazing effort. When your child is chosen they will get to take Ollie home for the weekend and write and draw about what you get up to together. Please take extra good care of him and bring him back safely on the following Monday. 

Bedtime Story Event Thursday 8th November

Useful Websites


Letters and sounds-

Phase 2 Games-

Phase 3 Games-


Jolly Phonics Songs on You Tube

Phase 2 Sounds-

Phase 3 Sounds-

Geraldine the Giraffe (a puppet to read words using phonics). One short programme for each new sound in Phase 2 and 3. Watch on You Tube-

Alphablocks (a BBC children’s show aimed at developing phonics)-



Maths games-

Ten ways to help your child with maths-

Numberblocks (a BBC children’s show designed to help development of number)-

The Big Number Song (Helps children count to 100 in 1s)

Count by 2s-

Count by 5s-

Count by 10s-