Reception

Reception

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Reception. In Reception, we are always busy; exploring our fantastic classroom, our outside areas and our wonderful woods. Learning is fun, practical and play based. We love learning new things, asking fantastic questions and using what we know. We try to be outside as much as possible in all weathers.

Reception Staff

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Mrs F Potts - Reception

Mrs Potts works to support children with specific needs within the class, delivering a range of interventions.

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Mrs S Mitton - Reception

I am married to Steve and have two children, Ellie and Isaac. In my spare time I love being outdoors and enjoy mountain biking, running and skiing. I love working with children as no two days are ever the same and you get to see the children grow and develop.

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Mrs C Chalmers - Reception

I’ve worked in St Mary’s Early Years for the last eleven years and I still love coming to work! I enjoy the challenges that the younger children bring – every day is different! I love seeing the progression throughout the school, especially as I work with most of the children when they arrive here. For […]

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Mrs K Jamieson, BA QTS - Reception

I have two young children so when I am not at school I enjoy swimming, biking, going to the beach, reading lots of stories and watching Strictly Come Dancing! As a family, we enjoy listening to and playing music (some tuneful and some not!) as well as going to the cinema and theatre. At the […]

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Miss E Cook, BSc, PGCE - Reception

(Currently on Maternity Leave) I work alongside Mrs Jamieson in Year 2 and thoroughly enjoy the exciting activities we have been doing in class. I also work across KS1 and in Year 4 as PPA cover for the classes. I really enjoy this challenge as it allows me to see how the children change and […]

Latest News

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Nov 6th Open Day for Nursery and Reception 2019

Please join us 9;30 – 11:30 am on Nov 6th for our Open Day.  Families are welcome to see our school in action and join us to explore our school. Tours throughput the school will take place each half hour.

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Governors First Meeting

Our first Governors meeting took place recently beginning the year following a very successful year. The Governors have looked at our school Improvement Plan for the forthcoming year and are preparing for another productive year.

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Congratulations

  Congratulations to Freya and James who have become our new Head Boy and Head Girl. Congratulations to Beth and Marley who are now Deputy Head Girl and Boy also. All of the children who took part in the presentations were very confident, producing powerpoints, films and superb speeches. Well done!

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Term has begun

We have had a lovely and positive start to the new academic year.  We are looking forward to welcoming our spring and summer born children in Reception over the next week.  A special welcome to children starting in the juniors who are new to our school.

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Sports Day

Well done to all of our children who took part in sports day this week. The weather was good and the children really demonstrated our school values today.

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Mrs Gladwinfield has arrived in Kenya

Mrs Gladwinfield will be spending the next four weeks in Kenya. She will be working in a primary school near Gilgil along with Mrs Highton. They have already been working in the school with classes of 60 children many of whom walk 10Km to attend the school.

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African Mud Houses

To continue our African topic, on Forest Friday we looked at pictures of African homes. We noticed that most were made from mud, had straw roofs and were a circular shape. We gathered our gardening tools and set off to find the muddiest patch of our school field! We carried mud to the forest by […]

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Fruit Kebabs

Reception read the story of Handa’s Surprise. They named all the animals but hadn’t heard of some of the fruits so they tried them. They prepared them for the fruit kebabs (lots of peeling, slicing and even some scraping). They were delicious! Mangoes and pineapples were their favourites. This made them curious about lots of […]

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Snow fun

We had half an hour of snow fun this morning before returning to the normal timetable of lessons! What a super day for enjoying the snow at lunchtime.

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Real Money!

Reception visited the Post Office to change or £1 coins into 1p, 5p and 10p. After that, we went to the newsagents to spend our 10p. Some of us had ten 1ps, some had two 5p and some had a 10p coin. We went to the park to eat our sweets and used the equipment. […]

Reading List

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We’re Going on a Lion Hunt
By David Axtell

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The Naughty Bus
By Jan Oke

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The Train Ride
By June Crebbin and Stephen Lambert

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Jolly Christmas Postman
By Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Reception Calender Events

16th November - Children in Need

7th November - Parents Evening

6th November - Parents Evening

Reception Curriculum

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Year Groups

Nursery

Reception

Nursery and Reception make up the Foundation Stage

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Year 1

Infants

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Year 2

Infants

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Year 3

Juniors

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Year 4

Juniors

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Year 5

Juniors

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Year 6

Juniors

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