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Welcome to Reception!


In Reception we have two classes, Cherry Class and Holly Class.

The teacher in Cherry Class is Miss Bonfield and the teaching assistants are Mrs Ashford Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Tolliss Wednesday to Friday.

The teacher in Holly Class is Mrs Terry and the teaching assistant is Miss Bradbury.


In Reception we love to learn and play! We have lots of different areas that we can explore and love to discover, investigate and problem solve. We love to get outside and spend lots of our day choosing whether we learn inside or outside. We try our very best to be independent in everything that we do from putting on our own coats to building a castle from boxes. We have very high expectations and work hard in all areas! This includes writing super sentences, practicing counting and reading books using our phonic knowledge. We have daily Read Write Inc phonics sessions and Maths sessions. We set weekly homework Brainbuilder homework and send home videos to practice Phonics at home. Children have the opportunity to earn Dojo's and certificates for completing these activities.

Our author of the term for Autumn will be Julia Donaldson. We will look at the role of an author and illustrator, read some of her stories and think about which ones are our favourite and why.

If you would like more information about the Reception curriculum and how you can support your child at home, please go to

The Department of Education (DFE) have introduced a new EYFS framework, commencing September 2021. A new aspect of the EYFS framework is the Reception Baseline Assessment.


The Reception Baseline Assessment, or RBA is a short, interactive and practical assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin in school. It will be undertaken with your child’s class teacher and will measure your child’s progress from Reception to Year 6. The teacher will be able to spend quality 1-1 time with your child, getting to know them and if they need any further support in certain areas. When your child reaches Year 6, you will be able to see the progress your child has made throughout their school journey.


If you wish to read further on the Reception Baseline Assessment, then you can find a useful parent booklet below-called Information for parents reception baseline assessment.


If you have any questions about the RBA, then please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher