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Little Lions

Welcome to Reception 2023-2024!



In Reception we love to learn and play! We have lots of different areas that we can explore and we like to challenge ourselves with our mini-me challenges. We have very high expectations and are striving to meet the Early Learning Goals. This includes writing super sentences, learning our numbers, counting and reading a book. We have daily phonics sessions where we learn the sounds of the letters and use actions to support our learning.


The staff who help us to learn and challenge ourselves are:


Mrs Dolman who teaches us Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs Kerry who teaches us Wednesday-Friday.


Mrs Cartledge who supports us as our High-Level Teaching and Learning Assistant all week.

Mrs Harry (learning mentor) supports our class too on a Wednesday afternoon and sometimes other days if Mrs Kerry or Mrs Dolman aren't in school. 

Miss Owen is our SEND TA and supports us every day. 


What a lot of amazing adults we have!

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 story time, direct teaching (for example of maths), songs and rhymes, discussions and sharing work.
  • Opportunities for teachers to work alongside children as they develop their own interests in particular areas of the curriculum.