Zebras - Reception

Reception Staff Team

Miss Catherine Lawson - Class Teacher

Mrs A Russell- Nursery Nurse

Links with parents

Once a half term we hold a ‘Bring your family to school day’ where parents/ carers and other family members are invited into school to participate in topical themed activities with their child. We hold ‘Library Time’ twice a half term on Friday’s 2:30pm-3pm where your child can show case their new learning. Watch out for a letter with this half terms date on.

Weekly Timetable and Teaching in the Reception

In the Early Years Foundation Stage children learn best when they experience learning first hand, through meaningful interactions with others, through physical activity and through play. The Early Years curriculum emphasises three prime areas of learning:

Personal, social and emotional

Communication and Language


The curriculum breaks down into four further areas of learning:



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

Teaching in Reception is organised through a range of approaches and provides a balance of child initiated and adult-led activities:

Planned focused activities where adults work with a small group of children at a time. Teachers will differentiate the activity to meet the needs of every child participating.

Small group teaching of early reading and writing through a phonics based programme called Read Write Inc. Phonics

Whole class teaching for short periods of time such as shared storytime, direct teaching (for example of maths), songs and rhymes, discussions and sharing work.

Opportunities for teachers to work alongside children within the indoor and outdoor areas of provision as they develop their own independent learning skills.

For any more information please see your child’s class teacher.

Thank you for your continued support.