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Welcome to Reception!     


Reception is an exciting environment to be where the activities are changed on a weekly basis depending on our learning themes. Themes are derived from the children's interests, our learning wishing well and through careful observations, where adults provide activities to enthuse, challenge and engage the children, along with developing early key skills. The children have free-flow access inside and outside, enabling them to develop flow within their play and engage in uninterrupted activities. During the time spent in Reception we will help the children to settle into the routines of school and ensure that they are making progress across all areas of the EYFS curriculum. 


The Reception handbook can be found in the documents, and will give you further information about Reception and what to expect from us. 


Our Reception class is taught by Miss Lohman (class teacher), Miss Kirkup (class teacher), Miss Cumberpatch (student teacher), Mrs Coleman (TA), Mrs Kambanis (TA) and Mrs Edmonds (TA). 


Parent Partnership

Tapestry: Observations are a daily part of assessing the children’s progress.  Learning is captured in an online learning journal called Tapestry.  This is a wonderful tool through which the very practical nature of our curriculum can be captured in photos and videos, these are then shared with you as parents.   Please use this to share photos and observations of your child’s learning at home, as well as, viewing and commenting on school observations. 

Stay and Play: Each half term you will be invited in to join us for a Stay and Play session, this will give you a chance to share some of the key activities with your child and find out what they have been up to. 

Drop off/Collection: We are always available to talk to and collection and drop off can be a perfect time for this. Please let a member of the team know if you would like to share any key information with us.

Family Reading: As the children settle we will introduce family reading on a weekly basis, where you can come and share a story with your child in school. 


Useful Websites

There are a wide range of fantastic online resources out there to support learning at home. Below are some that we use specifically throughout the year along with a few others that we recommend:

     TT Rockstars      



Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions then please feel free to pop in and speak with us and we will do our very best to help. For longer appointments then please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to meet. 

We look forward to sharing your child's first year at school with you!