In Reception, we aim to make the transition into school as seamless as possible and work closely with parents and carers to share their child’s learning journey and progress. Through our carefully planned provision opportunities the children are supported and challenged while learning through play. Our child centred holistic approach ensures that all children develop a love of learning. This includes making friends, exploring nature, dress up days, visiting the woods, cooking, mysteries to solve, experiencing new things that build on our prime areas of development and most importantly – having fun!

Please find below our knowledge organiser for the autumn term:




In Reception your homework is to read/share a book five times per week and record this on the reading record sheet. We will send home new books and a phonics activity in your reading pack on a Friday.

A letter called 'This week in Early Years' goes out on Tapestry every Friday with suggestions for home learning activities. These will help support what we are learning in school.


Meet the Team

Welcome to Reception (Early Years).
There are 3 classes in Reception: Owlets, Ducklings and Goslings.

Team Leader Mrs L Knott (Ducklings)
Teachers Mrs C Harris (Goslings)
Mrs S Ward (Owlets)
Mrs N Thomas (Owlets)
Mrs J Searles (Goslings)
Teaching Assistants Mrs K Cummings (Goslings)
Mrs A Westgate (Ducklings)
Mrs M Owen (Owlets)
Mrs R Smith (Ducklings)

What We Have Been Up To

Here you will find all the exciting things we have been up to recently.

Stick Man

‘As part of our 'into the woods' topic, we stumbled across Stick Man in our school woods. He had fallen out of his family tree and needed to get back home! Off he went and we received various postcards from his journey. We loved learning his story and at Christmas time we put on a great performance of Stick Man for all our mums and dads.’

100 days of school

'Since our first day at school we have been counting up to 100 on a big 100 square. This week was finally the day we got to 100 days of school! We were very lucky that we were all back in school to celebrate this special day. We dressed up in the theme '100' and did lots of activities like seeing how many times we could run around the track in 100 seconds, making a tower with 100 bricks, estimating which jar held 100 sticks, imaging what we would spend £100 on... We had such a fun day and we were very proud of ourselves for working so hard at school and being 100 days smarter!'