Miss L Wright and Ms E Stout

Welcome to Reception


Children in the Reception class are currently receiving an outstanding education. They thoroughly enjoy their activities in their well organised classroom and the much improved outdoor area. They also benefit from excellent teaching that takes account of their own interests and needs. 

Ofsted September 2013

In Reception Class our aim is to give the best possible start to all children at the beginning of their journey through education by encouraging independence, creativity and developing the emotional well-being of each child.

Following a thorough baseline assessment at the start of the year, in which we find out what each child knows in order to give them an accurate starting point, we give the children engaging and hands-on experiences planned around topics they are interested in to nurture their love of learning in a caring and supportive environment where the can become confident learners.  We know that children learn best when they are having fun, so play and active involvement underpin the structure of every day.  To read more about the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage follow this link here.

Children in Reception Class learn at different rates, so each child is planned for as an individual in order to maximise their learning.  There are daily opportunities for activities to support all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and a mix of adult led and child led tasks.  A description of the areas of learning can be accessed through this link.

A very important part of our day is the time we spend learning about phonics.  Our school follows the Read, Write Inc phonics programme, where all children are taught how to recognise letters and read words.  More information about Read, Write Inc phonics programme can be found below.

At the end of the year the children will be assessed on whether they have met the Early Learning Goals for the Early years Foundation Stage.  For more information on this, please click on the link below.


All About Us!

Today we started our learning in R.E. which is all about ourselves. We started thinking about how special our names are and have been very busy working on lots of tasks which are all about us! We made models of ourselves, used the mirrors to help us draw self...

Our Brand New Children!

We have welcomed our new Reception Class into school who have had the most wonderful first week! We have had a very busy few days and are looking forward to getting know our lovely new children even better in the coming weeks! Well done to all of our new children who...

Our Easter Chicks!

We have been lucky enough to hatch our own Easter chicks in our class over the last two weeks! We were very excited to receive an incubator with 10 eggs and watched eagerly for signs of them hatching. By Friday morning, we had seven baby chicks to take care of! Three...

New Life!

This half term we have been exploring and looking for signs of new life. We have planted some sunflower seeds and we are going to watch them sprout and grow! We decided to have a 'Great Sunflower Race' to see which plant grows the tallest and will announce the winner...

Shrove Tuesday!

We were really hoping that Mr Hattam would make us some pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, so we went off to do a little bit of shopping to help to persuade him! On our shopping list was: Flour Eggs Milk Sugar Lemon Juice Oil A New Pan! We walked to Tesco in Gateshead to buy...

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