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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 Owen and Mrs Stirling are our SEND Teaching and Learning Assistants and they support us every day. 

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. 


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.