Welcome to Reception Blue!


In Early Years, it is through our play that we learn all we need to know. Early Years education is a vital part in your child’s development to ensure they are developing in a safe, secure and happy environment. Our children are given opportunities to investigate and explore a vast range of activities and experiences and are encouraged to develop their independency.


Reception follow the Early Years curriculum which is split into seven areas of learning.


There are 3 prime areas of learning:

- Personal, Social and Emotional Development 

- Communication and Language

- Physical Development 


There are four specific areas of learning:

- Literacy

- Mathematics

- Understanding the world

- Expressive arts and design 


We teach these areas through a balance of focused tasks with an adult and through structured play within the areas of the classroom and outdoor area, which are enhanced with activities relating to our topic and the children’s interest.


Miss Gould and Mrs Clutterbuck

Achievement Badge Assembly

It's Coming Home!

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Tonacliffe's Got Talent Auditions

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Field Fridays

DT Topic Pulleys

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Forest Friday! We built dens, made bird feeders, tied knots and picked up lots and lots of litter. We want to look after the woodland to protect the animals, creatures and the environment, whilst making it a safe place for us to explore.

Library day is Thursday. Please make sure your child brings their book back to school to exchange every Thursday.
Homework is handed out on a Friday to be returned to school on Wednesday. Thank you. 
PE day is Tuesday. Please send your child to school in their PE kit.

Our First Day Back at School - We had lots of fun!

Chinese New Year

Look at the birds visiting Mrs Clutterbuck's garden (photo credit to Mr C, he is the photographer!)

Story Times

Making Bread - After reading the Little Red Hen story the children that are in school have enjoyed making their own bread.

Wellie Walk - The children that are in school had a very wet wellie walk. We pretended to go on a bear hunt and acted out the story.

A special visitor to Blue Class

Reception Baseline- information for parents

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