Welcome to the Reception Stage!

Welcome to Reception, which comprises of three classes, Bluebird, Red Kite and Yellow Wagtail. Throughout the year the children will engage in lots of different topics such as All about me, Celebrations, People who help us, Learning through stories and All around the world. We have a play-based approach to the children’s learning with some adult focus time throughout the day, which will support the learning within these topic areas. Although we have a broad overview of the year, our approach is flexible allowing us to maximise on the interest of the children. 

Another key part of our curriculum is outdoor learning, and our Wonderful Woodland topic begins in term 2 and continues weekly, whatever the weather. This opportunity is hugely beneficial as it allows the children to develop in all areas of our curriculum and supports the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning. 

Within the specific area of Literacy, we use Letters and Sounds to support the teaching of phonics. Initially we focus on blending for reading and provide the children with phonically linked reading books to read with teachers and parents, each week. However, very quickly we start to use the phonic knowledge for spelling and writing cvc words. 


Reception Information


Reception Homework


World Book Day – March 2022

International Week – October 2021


Superhero Day – Comic Relief – March 2021

Sports Relief Friday 13th March 2020


Bread Making September 2019

Healthy Schools Week

For Healthy Schools Week we made a pasta dish from scratch. We cut up and cooked tomatoes, onions and carrots. We found some herbs from the garden and made some tomato sauce. Next we made tagliatelle from scratch. Each time we wound the machine the pasta got longer and longer!

Cotswold Wildlife Park Visit

A great day was had by all, the weather was kind to us and the animals were very visible. We found out some interesting facts. Did you know a giraffe’s tongue is black!

Stoke Woods Visit

On Monday 29th April 2019 all of  Foundation stage went to Stoke  Woods. It was a beautifully sunny morning and we saw lots of bluebells. orchids, twisty and straight tall trees, pine cones and even a buried pile of acorn shells hidden by a squirrel for his winter feast!  We climbed trees, made dens and finished up with a picnic! We had a fantastic time. A very big thank you to Mrs Spearman for organising our outing.

World Book Day- Please see galleries section for more photographs

Art Week

Healthy Schools Week

Firefighters Visit FSU

How to look after your teeth


Shared Reading With Parents