Welcome to Reception

Teachers – Miss Finley

Teaching Assistant – Mrs McNulty

Welcome to Reception’s class page.

Reception have been working extremely hard since starting school in September. They have been enjoying daily phonics and number time sessions, along with learning through their interests.

In Reception, we are so lucky that we can take our learning both indoors and outdoors, through investigation, exploring, problem solving, creativity and play. All this super playing supporting their imaginative play and giving them the opportunity to form a narrative.

All these new skills that they have learnt along with making new friends, learning to solve any conflicts between one and another. They have grown in confidence and independence.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The EYFS is based on 4 overarching principles which shape good practice in early years settings:

  • A unique child
    Every child is a unique.  They are consistently learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Positive relationships
    Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Enabling environments
    Children learn and develop well in environments where their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and yourself as a parent and/or carer.
  • Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates
    The framework covers the education and care of your child within the early years setting, including children with additional needs.

The activities and experiences that we provide for your child will underpin the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals in the following 7 areas:

Prime Areas:
• Communication and language
• Physical Development
• Personal, social and emotional development

Specific Areas:
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the World
• Expressive Art and Design

Some useful websites

Letters and Sounds is a great website for phonics games and extra information about phonics

You can access E-books through Bug Club Phonics here.

You will need your child’s log in details to be able to access them. If you need a reminder of these details please contact their class teacher.

Topmarks have fun maths games.

Please click here for Tips for Supporting Your Child with Reading at Home. 


Any question, queries or concerns of any kind, please come and speak to us. We look forward to working with you closely to ensure your child continues to thrive!

Miss Finley