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Welcome to Reception!

Our team includes Mrs Hill (R2), Mrs Carr (R1), Mrs Naylor, Miss Adkins, Mrs Hulme, Miss Baxter and Miss Lappin.


A very warm welcome to all the reception children and parents! We hope you all had a lovely summer enjoying the sunshine (or lack of).


Your child’s happiness is at the forefront of our minds as we believe they should be able to grow as a unique child in a stimulating and secure environment. We work with parents to ensure every child grows into a self-confident, independent and social individual who is motivated to learn.


In reception we aim to lay down the foundations for all future learning, this is achieved through a play based approach which promotes personalised learning enabling the children to access all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.


We have access to the outdoor environment and a natural curiosity about the world often leads the children into various lines of enquiry where the adults support and extend each child’s thoughts and ideas. We encourage the children to take pride in all they do and enjoy celebrating their achievements with them.


Reception Induction Presentation

Useful Websites 

Phonics play - there are several free games to play that will help your child with their blending and segmenting.

Phoneme pop! - the sounds/letters drift by on bubbles and your child has to pop the matching sound!

Phonics Pronunciation:

Phonics Support (Mr Thorne Does Phonics):

Jolly Phonics Songs:


Mud Kitchen

We feel the children would benefit from accessing mud play. Your child will need to bring in old clothing and wellies. Here are some pictures of the mud kitchen.

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The children learn how to blend/segment sounds and read/write words using Fred Talk. The following links will provide you with lists of words that can be read/written with ‘Fred Talk’. Be guided by your child as to which sounds they have learnt and don't worry if all the sounds haven't been learnt this year as phonics continues into year one.