Rachel Bailham Nikita Frampton

Teaching Assistants

Karen Churchley Anna Flack


In Reception we work together to establish a fun-filled and stimulating environment to enable all our children to learn, grow and develop. Our ethos is that all children come into school from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and we seek to give our children in Reception the opportunity to flourish at their own rate. This is important for their spiritual, moral, social and cultural well-being. This is achieved through a carefully thought-out and planned curriculum, based firmly on the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.

There are three Prime areas; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development, and four Specific areas; Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

These are all planned with a child’s Characteristics of Learning and Development in mind.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile has identified many aspects of how a child learns most effectively, and we are continuing to develop our practice to ensure that this is at the heart of our curriculum. We use observation, assessment and data to provide realistic targets for our children to work towards, giving them a very personalised education.

Each year we have a diverse cohort, bringing with them a rich and varied experience. To enable all our children to achieve, we continue to evolve our practice to scaffold effectively each child’s potential. This has had a very positive impact on all our children, including those with English as an Additional Language.

At present we are continuing to develop our continuous provision, both inside and out, and are well on our way with exciting plans for the area. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress!