Welcome to our Reception Class page, where we love to learn through play!

Starting Reception is a very important and exciting time for children and parents. Here in Reception we offer the children lots of opportunities to learn and explore through play within our continually changing provision areas (indoors and outdoors). The children will learn through a mixture of adult led and child initiated learning, both of which are as equally important in a child's development.


This first term in Reception is an exciting time as children settle into school and explore their new classroom. We hope that all the children settle in quickly and please do not hesitate to ask if there is something you are unsure of.


This half term is all about children settling into school, learning new routines and making new friends. Our topic this half term will be 'All About Me' where children will talk about their families and friends, their likes and dislikes, paint self-portraits and learn about how special they are.


Reception's Medium Term Plan

Important Information

The teachers in Reception are Miss Bain, Miss Matthews and Miss Smith.

Things to do at Home

Things that you can do at home to help your child are to:

  • Practise name writing. Please make sure your child uses lower case letters except for their initial letter.
  • Share reading books, discussing plots, characters and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.
  • Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?
  • Encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence. 

PE will usually take place on Thursday this year so please ensure your child has their kit in school with their name clearly marked.

Please continue to check the class page for more information throughout the year and to find out what we have been working on in class. We are looking forward to working together so that your child has a very exciting and successful year!


If you are unsure of anything at any time or wish to see us about anything concerning your child please do not hesitate to come and speak to us.


Yours Sincerely

Miss Bain and the EYFS Team