Welcome to the Reception Page!

        Miss Stockton (teacher)         Mrs Beattie (TA)

Reception is a very important and exciting time for children and parents. Here in Reception we offer the children lots of opportunities to learn and explore through play within our continually changing provision areas (indoors and outdoors). The children will learn through a mixture of adult led and child initiated learning, both of which are as equally important in a child’s development.

As a team, we value your contribution to your child’s learning and would love to hear about any achievements you have witnessed at home. Please share with us any photographs, pictures, stories and work on Tapestry that you child is proud of so we can be proud of them too!

Recommended websites

Recommended Apps

  • Pocket Rocket: a super resource for teaching letters and sounds including reading, writing and spelling
  • Doddle Buddy: a paint app which helps develop hand eye co-ordination
  • Bee Bot: an app which helps improve directional language (forwards, backwards, left, right etc.)

How we assess your child’s development

During the reception year the children work within developmental age bands.  If a child is aged 5, they would generally be expected to work within the 40-60 month age band.  A child who is 4 would be 48 months and they would possibly be working within the 30-50 month age band.  The children often spend a large proportion of the year within the same age band, and this is completely acceptable as the bands are so broad.

Please click on the link below to see some more information about the curriculum that the children in nursery and reception follow