Welcome to Reception.

We recently gained the Early Years Quality Mark – Read the report here – EY Report

We have two classes, one called Donaldson (Julia) – Miss Wright and the other Carle (Eric) – Miss Kosmirak, named after famous authors.
While your child is in Reception, they will explore lots of different books by their key authors.
Below are lots of examples of books that you could read at home with your child: 
Julia Donaldson stories:                                  Eric Carle stories: 
Class teachers will be on the door every morning and afternoon, if you have any questions please do come and see us.

Have a look at what we will be exploring over the year – Reception LTP 2023-24.docx (1)

Autumn Term

Here is the Medium Term Plan for Autumn 1 – Reception MTP Autumn 1 2023-24.docx

Our first topic is, Marvellous Me! The children will be learning all about their own and other families. They will be exploring and comparing a range of celebrations as well as looking at how much they have grown over the past few years. They will be looking at older and younger people and sharing their likes and dislikes. The children will also be developing their understanding of past and present. It would be amazing if you could send your child in with family photos, photos of them as a baby and toddler and any photos you have of them celebrating e.g. birthdays, Eid, Christmas etc.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. The EYFS curriculum is taught through seven areas of learning, three are known as the Prime areas and the remaining four as Specific areas.


Communication and Language;

Personal, Social and Emotional Development;

Physical Development.




Understanding the World;

Expressive Art and Design.

The Characteristics of Effective Learning and Teaching:

The ways in which a child engages with other people and their environment underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner. The 3 Characteristics of Effective Learning are:

  • playing and exploring; finding out and exploring, playing with what they know, being willing to ‘have a go’
  • active learning; being involved and concentrating, keeping trying, enjoying achieving what they set out to do
  • creating and thinking critically; having their own ideas, making links, choosing ways to do things.


Below you will find some information to help make sure you know what your child needs to have in school each week:

PE  –

Donaldson Class PE day – Thursday 

Carle Class PE day – Friday 

Children come to school in their PE kit on their class PE day (Dark coloured shorts or jogging bottoms and a white T Shirt).

Book Bags – Please send book bags and reading books every day. Each week your child will spend time with an adult, looking at the book they chose to take home and choosing a new one.

Phonics – We practice phonics every day. Please ask your child what sounds and tricky words they have been learning. Can they find them for you in their reading books? For more information on activities to help support your child with phonics please see our reading page.

We love involving parents in their child’s learning. We know parents will see their child doing lot of fabulous things at home and we are keen to capture these with you. We call these WOW Moments. We encourage parents to take photos and tell us all about these. You can email your WOW Moments to us at We also have half termly coffee mornings to give you the opportunity to view and contribute to your child’s Learning Journey.