The Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) is a very important stage of your child’s school experience; as it helps your child prepare for their future learning and successes. Children in Reception learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.


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Term starts:Term starts:Term starts:
Wednesday 3 JanuaryTuesday 17 AprilTuesday 4 September
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Monday 12 February - Friday 16 FebruaryMonday 28 May - Friday 1 JuneMonday 29 October - Friday 2 November
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Thursday 29 MarchFriday 20 JulyWednesday 19 December
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One of the reception classrooms


TEACHERS: Miss Bushnell & Mrs Reed

Welcome to Reception. There are two classes in reception

For more information on the expectations of this term please refer to the profile letter (download below).


School Bags

We have limited drawer space so please provide your child with a small book bag which will adequately carry their snack and reading diary. These can be bought at the office.

Water bottles

Every child needs to be provided with two water bottles, one for snack and one for lunch.

Lunch and snacks

The children have half an hour to eat their lunch. Please provide a healthy balanced lunch. If your child has any allergies please tell us directly.

Snack in reception is ongoing and one healthy snack , such as fruit, cheese and crackers needs to be provided by the parent.

School Uniform

All Reception children are required to wear the School Uniform. For details of the type of uniform required for this age, please see our accompanying School Uniform brochure. All items of uniform should be clearly marked with your child's name.

Please provide you child with a spare bag of clothes that is to be left at school. This does not need to be school uniform. PE Kit is NOT required in reception.

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