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A very warm welcome to the Reception pages of our website. Here we will share with you the exciting learning opportunities that our Reception curriculum provides. We will also detail key information and clear guidance about our routines and expectations to help you to support your child in getting the most from their time in Reception. We are very much looking forward to getting to know your child and to working in partnership with you.

Meet the team 

Our Reception classes are named after British wildlife, Ladybirds and Honey Bees. 

Mrs Carr and Miss Dowling are the class teachers in Honey Bees class. Miss Dowling teaches on a Monday and Tuesday, Mrs Carr teaches on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Sparrow will be providing PPA cover on Thursday afternoons.

Miss Pennell is the class teacher in Ladybirds class. Mrs Byford will be providing PPA cover on Thursday afternoons. 

Mrs Sparrow, Mrs Morris and Mrs Parry will be working in both classes this year. 

As a team, we are so looking forward to working with your children and are keen to share their journey with you. You will find regular updates both in our class tabs below and on our Class Dojo pages. If you wish to speak to your child’s class teacher, please do not hesitate to make an appointment via the school office or Dojo messaging.  

Our expectations and organisation







Both Classes

Indoor PE - please wear your PE kit into school

Reading books in to be changed





Outdoor PE - please wear your PE kit into school


Ladybirds Forest School (term 5)


Honeybees Forest School (term 6)

  • Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing school uniform each day. This helps to foster a sense of pride and belonging to our school family and reflects the high standards we are striving to achieve for every child. Click here for more information on school uniform. 
  • Children can bring their book bag, a water bottle and their packed lunch box. Please help us with reminding children not to bring toys to school.

Use the buttons below to browse our termly overviews for the current academic year:







For settling in timetables, please click here to go to our 'Starting in September 2023' page. 

Take a look around

Reception Curriculum Evening PowerPoint 

Have a look at our PowerPoint from our curriculum evening. 

Sounds of the English Phonic Code -Synthetic Phonics

In Reception the children receive daily phonics teaching. The video below outlines the letters the children will be learning and provides a demonstration of how each sound should be pronounced.

Receommended reading lists for Reception

Fun websites to explore

  • Nessy
    Log in to play Nessy learning games.

  • Education City
    Log-in to explore this terms homework games and activities

  • Oxford Owl
    Enjoy helpful tips and activities to support your children’s learning and discover 250 eBooks.

Information for Parents about the Reception baseline assessment.