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Welcome to the Reception Staff Team

Hello! Welcome to Reception. 


We are so excited to be teaching in Reception! We believe this is such an important year for your child as it is right at the start of their learning journey in Primary School. Our aim is to ensure that all pupils feel happy, supported and challenged.  


In Reception, the children learn from a play-based curriculum with some focus carpet sessions when they are ready. The play-based curriculum, which we call ‘Busy Learning,’ supports our children to develop at their own rate and explore their interests across all 7 areas of the Early Years Framework. Our curriculum changes according to what we feel is going to excite them the most and links to a key text chosen.


From the very beginning, we aim to empower children with resilience; giving everything a go and knowing that our ‘marvellous mistakes’ help us learn. Children learn how to read using our chosen Phonics scheme; Read, Write Inc. It is a pleasure to be part of the children’s growth and seeing their development. Alongside teaching Phonics, we also teach maths using the Mastery approach. This supports the children’s learning at the rate that they need. Throughout the day we include regular story times to develop their love for books and reading, and circle times to support their Personal, Social and Emotional Development.  


By the end of Reception, we are confident your child will have had an enriching experience, developed their characteristics of learning and started their journey in becoming a lifelong learner.  


Please click below to see more information about our learning in Reception