Welcome to Reception- Summer 2018!


Meet our class


This year we have fourteen reception children. The staff that are working in this class are Miss Shimmin (class teacher),  Mrs Kirkbride (HLTA), Mrs McCarthy (STA)).


Our goal is to support children in becoming confident, independent and creative individuals.


Our Curriculum

There are seven main areas of learning in the early years. These areas are taught in a number of ways. They can be taught as individual subjects or in a cross curricular approach. At our school children learn through formal sessions and through play.


The seven main areas

Prime areas

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design


In reception we have a new theme each half term.

This half term our theme is…



  • We have a large classroom which has several learning areas. Some of which are the home corner, book corner, quiet area and the construction area. Other resources are easily accessible and are changed regularly.


  • We have many ICT facilities such as computer, iPads, programmable toys, a plasma screen and interactive whiteboard.


  • Children are able to choose a range of media and materials to inspire their creativity.


  • We have a safe outdoor area where children can access several resources such as the large bikes and cars, small climbing frames, slides and obstacle course equipment. Under the canopy are the sand and water trays.


  • The class benefits from having a large cloakroom. Reception have their own toilet facilities inside the classroom which are easily accessed.



All children should wear the school uniform (white polo shirt, grey skirt/ trousers and red school jumper). Reception should also bring a PE kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps) to school each Monday. PE kits can be taken home on Friday to be washed.



Children are provided with a healthy snack at playtime. If children want to bring their own snack to school then they should bring only fruit or vegetables.


Parents support

We are very thankful for all the support we receive from parents. In reception we ask parents to support children with homework. We ask that children read each night and practice their phonics sounds.


We have learning journeys which we encourage parents to use as one form of communication with school.


Parents are welcome to speak to the class teacher about any issues they may have.



All forms for reception places should be completed by the January of the year your child should start school. If you need any help with your forms or would like to have a look around the school please do not hesitate to contact school.