Reception Class

Teachers: Miss H Foord
Teaching Assistant: Mrs L Lewis

A big hello and a warm welcome to all the new children and families joining Reception class this year! We are very much looking forward to getting to know all of you and helping your children to learn and grow as individuals. We hope that their time in Reception will be exciting and memorable, and we promise to provide an enriching setting where they feel both safe and happy to explore and learn.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being so welcoming during our home visits. It has been lovely to meet you all and to talk with both you and your little ones before they start school.

In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The seven areas of learning are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development



Understand of the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Children learn in a play based environment through both indoor and outdoor experiences. The environment is set out around the seven areas of learning to develop independence, to stimulate children’s imagination and creativity, to be purposeful and allow children to develop and extend their own interests. Children are encouraged and helped to learn how to learn. Staff value children’s ideas and promote positive self-esteem. This is done through sensitive adult support and appropriate intervention to extend but not dominate the play situation. Careful observation is part of our everyday practise to understand children’s needs, interests and stages of development.

This term, the activities in Reception are set up to help the children to grow in confidence, to feel safe and happy, to develop friendships and to familiarise themselves with their learning environment. They will start daily phonics and maths sessions once in full time, to enhance their play and introduce new skills.

We value parent contributions and enjoy working together with parents to help children on their learning journey. Please feel free to speak to either myself or Mrs Lewis at the beginning or the end of the school day, or if more convenient via email. We are always happy to help answer any questions and working with young children, are also both excellent listeners!

We hope that your children have a fantastic first term in Reception and make some wonderful memories.

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Important Dates

Thursday 15th November 4pm-6 30pm
Parents Evening
Wednesday 28th November 9am
Year 4 Class Assembly
Wednesday 12th December 2pm
EYFS Christmas Production
Thursday 13th December 1 30pm and 6pm
Infant Christmas Production (x2)
Friday 14th December
FoHPS Christmas Present Fair
Tuesday 18th December 6pm
Christmas Carol Service
Wednesday 19th December
End of Term
Wednesday 30th January 9am
Year 3 Class Assembly
Thursday 15th February
FoHPS Disco
25th February 2019
Staff Inset Day
Tuesday 19th March
Parents Consultation Evening
Thursday 21 March
Parents' Consultation Evening
Wednesday 27th March
Year 1 Class Assembly
Thursday 4th April
Easter Service 9am and FOHPS Easter Egg hunt
Monday 6th May
Bank Holiday Monday

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