Welcome to the Reception Class Page

Reception Staff are Mrs Byford - Class Teacher 

Miss Harmer - Teaching Assistant


We try to ease the transition to Reception Class and 'Big School' as much as possible through contact with  local Playgroups and Nursery Schools, and by giving new children several sessions in the reception class in the term before they are due to start. This gives the children the opportunity to get to know the class teacher and some of the children who will be their classmates.Home visits are also arranged before your child starts school.Starting school for the first time brings with it new routines, social situations and experiences. It is a great help, particularly for the children’s confidence and wellbeing, if, by the time they start school, they are able to:

  • Go to the toilet without assistance
  • Use a knife, fork and spoon
  • Dress and undress themselves
  • Understand and obey simple verbal instructions

In Reception we follow the Early Years Curriculum.

We cover: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Language and Literacy

Numeracy, Understanding the World, Creative Development

Physical Development, Religious Education and Music

Phonics scheme: We use the Jolly Phonics schemeOur reading scheme is a selection of books from Pearson's Sails, Rigby Star, Rising Stars, Oxford Reading Tree, Leapfrogs and Oxford Literacy web which are book banded according to the national book band colours.

Please contact Mrs Byford for more information about the Early Years Curriculum