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 are curriculum overview for the autumn term:



In Reception your homework is to read/share a book five times per week and record this in your yellow communication books.

A letter called 'Our Learning Focus this Week' goes out by Parentmail every week with suggestions for home learning activities. These will help support what you are doing 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 Miss I Chalk (Goslings)
Mrs S Ward (Owlets)
Mrs N Thomas (Owlets)
Teaching Assistants Mrs J Milligan
Miss S Pattenden
Mrs K Cummings

What We Have Been Up To

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

First Day

Before the children started school, the teachers visited nurseries, invited children and parents in, sent postcards, and visited families at home. As a result, we had lots of smiley, happy faces on the first day!

Settling into school and making friends

Settling into school and making friends

We have enjoyed exploring our outdoor area

We have enjoyed exploring our outdoor area

This half term we have been exploring the book 'The Gruffalo'.

This half term we have been exploring the book 'The Gruffalo'.

Ladyland Farm

Reception enjoyed a wonderful day at Ladyland Farm; meeting and holding lots of different animals.


Our children were very excited when Prince Harry and Megan Markle got married, so we decided to have our very own weddings at school!

Fluffy Chicks!

The children love looking after our two chicks.