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.

 This wasn't the start to the new year that we were hoping for.

However, it is vital that we continue working together to ensure your children have the best possible opportunities. We appreciate your support throughout these uncertain times and ask that you keep in touch with us. We are going to miss your children and school just won't feel the same without them. That said, we must remain positive and take this opportunity to make the most of the possibilities home learning can offer. 

Your children have made such pleasing progress during their first term in Reception and we were very much looking forward to welcoming them back into school and continuing our learning journey together.

However, the topics we would have covered in class will be planned for and uploaded onto this webpage every week. Please work through the work provided and endeavour to stick to the home learning timetable- this will ensure that your children remain in a structured learning routine. We will be itching to see your children and see how they are progressing with their learning. Therefore, please send in their work/ photographs of their work to and feedback will be given. If you have any questions (any at all), please don't hesitate to contact us via the email address or telephone the school office. 

We hope you all remain safe and well and let's hope we can see each other in person again very soon.

Take care,

Miss Gould, Mrs Clutterbuck and the EY's team.

RSPB The Big Garden Bird Watch 29th-31st January. Join the fun!

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

Remote learning timetable week commencing 25.01.21

Phonics week commencing 25.01.21 (interactive PowerPoints/videos)

Literacy week commencing 25.01.21 (Oak Learning recorded lessons/ recorded story video)
Mathematics week commencing 25.01.21 (recorded lessons)
Handwriting (recorded lessons)
Story Times

Previous learning

We will store previous phonics and mathematics learning here. Please feel free to revisit and rehearse prior learning. 'Over learning' is an important part of learning in the early years, the more we revisit previously taught skills and have the opportunity to rehearse them, the more likely they are to be stored in our long term memory. 

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

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.

Reception Baseline- information for parents

School is closed from 05.01.2021 to all pupils unless they are classed as vulnerable or their parents/ carers are keyworkers. School opening and closing times remain the same for these pupils. Thank you for your patience.